To compare is not to improve.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
To change and to improve are two different things.
Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate worse than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top appear inept. Who enjoys appearing inept?
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
You know, we can talk sometimes about managing our own evolution. About cloning people. About deciding how with genetic engineering we’re going to improve ourselves. But how do we improve ourselves? We don’t know. We’ve improved domestic animals a great way. We’ve got cows that give milk by the hundreds of gallons. We’ve got sheep […]
Acorns were good until bread was found.