Krantesh Singh

Kaizen Quotes

Improvement begins with I.

80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. A few things are important; most are not.

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

A great life is nothing more than a series of well lived days strung together like a necklace of pearls.

A guided missile corrects its trajectory as it flies, homing in, say, on the heat of a jet plane’s exhaust. A great improvement on a simple ballistic shell, it still cannot discriminate particular targets. It could not zero in on a designated New York skyscraper if launched from as far away as Boston.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. – Jean de La Fontaine

A reputation for one thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist. – Eleanor Roosevelt

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown

Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

After I’ve sent my revised draft to my agent and editor, they suggest more improvement sand again, this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.

Again, Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time.

All great changes are preceded by chaos. – Deepak Chopra

All it takes is one match to light a forest fire.

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. – Orison Swett Marden.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. – Buddha

All the advice you ever gave your partner, is for you to hear. – Byron Katie

All the so-called secrets of success” will not work unless you do.” – Author Unknown

All this improvement is great, but all that does is get us in the game to play for improvements that we need in the future, so that we can be aggressive in the marketplace.

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. – Abraham Lincoln

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. – Winston Churchill

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. – Niels Bohr

An open society calls itself open to improvement. It is based on the recognition that people have divergent views and interests, and that nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth.

Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society, and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property.

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.

And I think that we in America need to understand that many schools need improvement, and particularly with respect to how they’re serving minority children.

And I think that’s righteous, I think that’s what parents want to know. They want to know what’s going right in the school, and what needs improvement, and that’s what this law does.

And Republican women have always been the backbone of our party. We do the work, we are strong believers in conservative values. Having more of those voices in place at a state level is going to be a great improvement for us as a party.

And the biggest improvement I see between ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘Juno’ and ‘Thank You for Smoking’ is that ‘Up in the Air’ deals with the complicated human stuff in a way that my other films have not. It’s a more articulated film, and because of that, I’m most proud of it.

And, of course, method is very important as is a high-quality specialist (trainer) working with you to keep you going in the right direction for your improvement and to help create results.

As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted.

At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed.

Autism is a complicated illness, and children with a variety of treatments and non-treatments show improvement over time, which is all to the good.

Average ones compete with others. Great ones compete with themselves.

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. – Basil King

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind – Dr. Seuss

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare

Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain

Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.

By adopting the other trade, we place ourselves by the side of those whose measures tend not only to the improvement of their own subjects, but to the emancipation of the slave everywhere.

Carpenters bend wood. Fletchers bend arrows. Wise men fashion themselves.

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.

Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul – the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford

Common sense is not so common. – Voltaire

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. – Alonzo Newton Benn

Critizising, comparing, competing, contending, complaining

Deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was. – John Chambers

Democracy – or any improvement on it – will rest on the layman’s right to criticize. His criticism will be often – very often – damn silly, but if, like Plato and the Fascists, we take away his right to criticize, we take away his right to appreciate.

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. – Socrates

Do the thing you fear to do and just keep on doing it. That is the quickest and surest way ever discovered to conquer fear.

Don’t be interesting – be interested. If you want to have an interesting dinner conversation, be interested. If you want to have interesting things to write, be interested.  If you want to meet interesting people, be interested in the people you meet.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get. – Michael Phelps

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man’s onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.

Electric cars are not going to take the market by storm, but it’s going to be a gradual improvement.

Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

Engineers are now experimenting with 4,096-line TV systems, suggesting that with the next generation of sets you’ll be able to count the grass blades on the Superbowl field, an obvious lifestyle improvement.

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Even perfection has room for improvement.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey.

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

Every managerial act must be seen as an unequivocal support for urgency in pursuit of constant testing, change, and improvement.

Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement.

Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that – the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I’ve been doing from the day I started.

Everything is perfect and there is always room for improvement.

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

For many people, myself included, the end of the world is happening all the time! It is a form of criticality that paradoxically gives us hope for change and improvement.

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.

For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance.

Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. – Henry Van Dyke

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

He who would travel happily must travel light. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.

Honestly speaking, I don’t like my films. When I watch them, I see a lot of scope for improvement, so if I were to see any of my films, like ‘Dhoom,’ I might say… ‘It would have been better if…’ or ‘had it been…’ and this is all about evolving.

Hope is the dream of the waking man.

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly.

Human improvement is from within outward.

Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity – all but the possibility of improvement.

I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn’t directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney

I am a huge supporter for cash for caulkers – which allows people to make improvement for energy efficient in their homes. We should do the same for Americans purchasing appliances and computers and for that matter, new air-conditioner and heating units.

I am a particular fan of integrative exercise – that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist. – Max Lerner

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.

I believe that I improve with every book I write – most writers will probably tell you the same thing. I’m still learning my craft and will be until the day I drop dead at my computer. In my opinion, art isn’t something that can be perfected. There’s always room for improvement.

I believe the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll

I consider myself a D.I.Y. home improvement guy. In a prior life, I completely gutted a house – redid the plumbing, wiring, moved sewage pipes, knocked down walls, everything.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is victory over self.

I didn’t get a ton of interest from colleges in baseball and football, but I was outstanding in track and had the sense that this would be my meal ticket… Track was a sport where I saw immediate improvement, and I had a lot of good support behind me… and the coaches had a lot of experience and pushed me in that direction for sure.

I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

I enjoy acting. It’s not that I begin to think I’m getting better. I now fully know that I’ve made no improvement whatsoever since I was 20. I can live with it.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

I feel like life is so special and so great, every year I feel like I learn more, and I grow, and I think it’s exciting to grow up.

I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement.

I grew up with ‘Roseanne’; I kind of adore her and stuff like’ Home Improvement’, really traditional American stuff.

I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.

I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me.

I have just three things to teach simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao-tzu

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein.

I have noticed a marked improvement in FEMA and with the coordination of FEMA and the State agencies.

I have something to prove, as long as I know there’s something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman’s movement.

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

I have to be careful not to be too proud in life, because there is always room for improvement.

I kind of feel like people like to dump on ‘Home Improvement,’ and I don’t know why.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.

I live in such a sweet world in the world of ‘Home Improvement’ that I tend to be drawn to stuff that’s really on the other end of the spectrum entirely.

I love theater work because of the immediate effect your performance has on the audience. And I love the repetition; I love getting on the same stage for more than a month and reciting the same lines, trying to make a small or large step towards an improvement in my acting.

I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan. – Jackie Chan

I outline in some detail, but even after the outline is done I often get a new idea that is an improvement, so the outline is a living, breathing thing as well. I also re-outline when I’m two-thirds done, to be sure that there is an emotional payoff from all the plot lines and to be sure the story is as tight as it can be.

I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company. Most of us don’t invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else.

I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it. Its manufactories are, nevertheless, flourishing, though less improvement than could be expected is visible in the external aspect of the place.

I slept and dreamt that life was Joy, and then I awoke and realized that life was Duty, and then I went to work – and lo and behold I discovered that Duty can be Joy.

I sold door to door for a couple years. As the years recede from the event, I remember less about it, which is probably good for my mind. It was home improvement in Cerritos California, Buena Park, that area.

I think I have a lot of room for improvement. My serve is okay, but I need to work on a lot of things: return, transition game, backhand.

I think that ideally that is how a company works. It becomes a place of ideas, not a place of position.

I think that the discoveries of antibiotics and vaccines have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, making it possible to prevent contagious diseases.

I think the real reason for my improvement is because I had such a long period in the off-season just working as hard as I could on all my new dives; making sure I did lots of repetition to get them consistent.

I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.

If a man hasn’t discovered something that he would die for, he isn’t fit to live.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.

If establishment journalists were to replicate actual stenography, it would be an improvement on most of the work they produce.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Gandhi

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. – Lord Chesterfield

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.

If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history.

If you want a place in the sun, you have to put up with a few blisters. – Abigail Van Buren

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. – Tryon Edwards

If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives. – Vince Lombardi

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. – African Proverb

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

I’m a perfectionist, so I always feel there’s room for improvement.

I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.

In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn’t quite match that improvement.

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation’s lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries.

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

In general, the apparel industry isn’t about continual process improvement or making the perfect piece of denim; it’s about chasing trends.

In Japan, a company worker’s position is secure. He is retrained for another job if his present job is eliminated by productivity improvement.

In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first. – Adora Svitak

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

In sport, there is always room for improvement. Whenever I see my innings against the West Indies or Australia, I think, ‘Maybe, I could have done this better or should have changed that.’ See, cricket is a skill game, and one can always improve upon the impact one has on an innings.

Independent thinking alone is not suited to interdependent reality. Independent people who do not have the maturity to think and act interdependently may be good individual producers, but they won’t be good leaders or team players. They’re not coming from the paradigm of interdependence necessary to succeed in marriage, family, or organizational reality.

It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. – Brian Tracy

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey

It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.

It is a very great mistake, and a very common one, even for well-read persons, to adopt the idea that the progress of the human race in the science of government, in the arts of civilization and refinement, and in the establishment of morality and religion, has been constantly and steadily towards improvement and perfection.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. – Agnes Repplier

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. – Doris Lessing

It is wrong to divide the nation white against black, native born against immigrant or one religion against another. It is also wrong to divide people by income. East Germany was not an improvement over South Africa. Obama divides Americans against each other. This is wrong.

It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. – John Wooden

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.’

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

It’s important to air your concerns and fears with someone you trust. When you’re honest about how you can change and grow, and where your weaknesses are, then you open the door for improvement and change.

It’s relatively simple. If we’re not getting more, better faster than they are getting more, better faster, than we’re getting less better or more worse.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

I’ve had so many horrible things happen in my life since I did ‘Home Improvement’ that it’s worried me about doing comedy because – how do I say this – I’m a much darker person than I was.

Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everybody, without spending much money.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. – Jim Rohn

Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies.

Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

Life is too short to be little. – Benjamin Disraeli

Listening to customers must become everyone’s business. With most competitors moving ever faster, the race will go to those who listen (and respond) most intently.

Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. – Yogi Berra

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Goethe

Mathematicians are like managers – they want improvement without change.

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. – James Dewar

Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.

Most people try to know more to become more clever every day, where as I attempt to become more simple and uncomplicated everyday.

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. – Charles Kettering

My mantra: Brainless exercise is a lost opportunity for improvement.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. – Mark Twain

Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.

Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit had been gradually introduced and the degree to which these situations were avoided, tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session, gave the measure of improvement.

No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.

Not to know at large of things remote from use, obscure and subtle, but to know that which before us lies in daily life, is the prime wisdom.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race

Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong. – Abraham

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. – William James

Nothing is worth more than this day. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week, it’s for something other than aerobic fitness. Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement.

On a scale of one to 10, I feel I’m at a nine because there’s definitely room for improvement. I know I could go further.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive ‘talking to’ was all I got.

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.

Operating under the conscious capitalism model will show that businesses are the true value creators that can push all of humanity upward for continuous improvement.

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. – Earl Nightingale

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Passion and true passion is actually very unpredictable. It heads in unexpected directions because it’s constantly seeking out new challenges. But what’s really interesting is that passion ultimately is necessary for sustained extreme performance improvement.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. – Julie Andrews

Persistence is the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. You press on, even when you feel like quitting.

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. – Jonathan Kozol

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language… one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.

Politics isn’t about big money or power games; it’s about the improvement of people’s lives.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar

Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient’s renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving.

Powerful new drug-free treatments have been developed for depression and for every conceivable type of anxiety, such as chronic worrying, shyness, public speaking anxiety, test anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. The goal of the treatment is not just partial improvement but full recovery.

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.

Practice without improvement is meaningless.

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Reading off a Teleprompter is an easy skill to do passably well and a difficult skill to do very well. I still have room for improvement there. I still talk too fast and I’m trying to slow myself down.

Really, who’s the best at what they do? There’s always room for improvement.

Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama

Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement.

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. – John Madden

Silence does not always mark wisdom.

Simplify your life. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present, enjoy the present.

So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly.

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.

Some people dream of success…while others wake up and work hard at it. – Author Known

Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

Sometimes the first step is the hardest one.

Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. – Amar Gopal Bose

SpaceX is only 12 years old now. Between now and 2040, the company’s lifespan will have tripled. If we have linear improvement in technology, as opposed to logarithmic, then we should have a significant base on Mars, perhaps with thousands or tens of thousands of people.

Spain used to be very individualistic in its sporting activities. Now we are showing we are pretty good in teams – that is an improvement.

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.

Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. – Babs Hoffman

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. – Evan Esar

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set  yourself on fire. – Arnold H. Glasow

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility…in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have…is the ability to take on responsibility. – Michael Korda

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather

Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success. – Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr.

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. – G.K. Nielson

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth.

Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.

The application of a strong magnetic field enables the measurement of the energy of the most penetrating particles to be carried out, and the method may be capable of still further extension and improvement.

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

The backbone of any improvement of governance, its development as well as its protection from any form of wastage or excessiveness, is a mechanism to place laws under the microscope of revision and modernization until they resonate in tune with the methodological development and new administrative technologies.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement.

The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.

The Cube is an imitation of life itself – or even an improvement on life.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. – Vince Lombardi

The disappointing second novel is measured against the brilliant first novel – often no novel lives up to the first. Literary improvement seems like an unfair expectation.

The emphasis should be on why we do a job.

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

The leader of the past knew how to tell, the leader of the future will know how to ask.

The library is seen as a force for self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I fear that in many cases this is no longer true, if it ever was.

The little religion that I have clung to-that what matters most is the continuity of life, and its improvement from one generation to another.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. – Stephen Covey

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year. – John Foster Dulles

The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have kept their ability to dream great dreams. – Walter Bowie

The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce.

The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness. – Sigmund Freud

The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth. – Maxwell Maltz

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.

The negotiation of city space has been made more difficult with the idea that redevelopment is an improvement for some vague future – but it’s never like that, is it? Once you get there, for economic reasons you have to generate the next project – so you’re immediately starting to dig up something else, and so it goes on.

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Mary Pickford

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Mary Pickford

The people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most. ANONYMOUS

The price of greatness is responsibility.

The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.

The purpose of life is to manifest your talents in pursuit of a worthy ideal. And, to have an incredibly fun time.

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

The radio was an improvement on the telegraph but it didn’t have the same exponential, transformative effect.

The real leader has no need to lead — he is content to point the way.

The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year. Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents continue to receive the services they enjoy.

The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of successful outcome in the mind. – Henry David Thoreau

The separate water foundations, park benches, bathrooms and restaurants of the Jim Crow South startled me. These experiences motivated my lifelong study of the status of African Americans and the sources of improvement in that status.

The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line. – Unknown

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Jim Goodwin

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. – W.M. Lewis

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. – Deepak Chopra

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. – Oprah Winfrey

The widespread availability of information is the only basis for effective day-to-day problem solving, which abets continuous improvement programs.

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.

The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 would consolidate and eliminate dozens of ineffective or duplicative programs, enhance the role of job creators in workforce development decisions, and improve accountability over the use of taxpayer dollars.

There are no facts, only interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin L. Powell

There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds his greatness.

There has been no appreciable improvement in our country’s ability to produce the kind of talent we need in this space. There have been some small initiatives around the country that have been noteworthy.

There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren.

There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

There is nothing noble in being superior to others. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

There’s always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks.

There’s always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that’s pretty good. You want players that will help.

There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.

They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.

They ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win (Gandhi)

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. – John F Kennedy

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. – Goethe

This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage.

Three fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint.

Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in.

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish; then resolve to pay the price to get it. – Bunker Hunt

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. – William Shakespeare

To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail. – Dorothea Brande

To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport.

To know what you know and to know what you don’t know, that is real wisdom. – Confucius

To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.

To succeed…you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorsett

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. – Johann von Goethe

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.

Try not to be a man of success, but a man of value. – Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. – Mark Twain

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”” – Jimi Hendrix”

Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face.

Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe.

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

We are not made up, as we had always supposed, of successively enriched packets of our own parts. We are shared, rented, occupied. At the interior of our cells, driving them, providing the oxidative energy that sends us out for the improvement of each shining day, are the mitochondria, and in a strict sense they are not ours.

We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

“We do not choose to be born.

We do not choose our parents, or the country of our birth.

We do not, most of us, choose to die;

nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.

But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.”

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.

We have learned how to develop five-minute and even one-minute managers. But we would do better to ask ourselves what it takes to be an executive who helps build a better future.

We have made the world a neighborhood through our scientific genius, and now through our moral commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We’ve got to learn to live together as brothers or we’ll perish as fools.

We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory… of how we are taking responsibility.

We must always change, renew and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We must avoid the five humans cancers if we want to be gratified by the life:

We need fundamental change. In the past, national development led to people’s happiness but now the link between national growth and improvement in people’s lives has been severed.

We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.

We need radical dietary improvement, and the earlier in life that change is made, the better. Just following a vegan diet or eating a few more vegetables is not enough.

We need to make sure we have the best people we can in our operations, and that is a constant challenge. There is always room to improve.

We often read the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us: our improvement, our life, our triumph, our victory, our faith, our holiness, our godliness.

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.

We were born to succeed, not to fail. – Henry David Thoreau

We’re focused on providing innovations in software, driving the continuous improvement for a much better experience, and there’s a lot going on here that speaks to this decade and what’s going to happen in this decade. We can kind of sum it up in terms of saying, “Yes, you can.”

We’re the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it’s an awful lot.

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What’s really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.

When one door closes another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues.

Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. – Peter Drucker

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. – Anthony de Mello

Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people.

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

Years teach us more than books.

Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. – Kahlil Gibran

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen

You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus

You can’t win if you don’t even try.

You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.

You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. – Dale Carnegie

You see, greatness for a state doesn’t require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination – but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement.

You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. – Charles Buxton

You will not do incredible things without an incredible dream. – John Eliot

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

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