22 Total Quotes

Self-improvement Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The never-ending task of self improvement.
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The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.
David Roth Permalink
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You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.
Jo Coudert Permalink
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it. We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him, because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation. The gods loved him because men hated him.
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Chuck Palahniuk
Nothing is static. Even the Mona Lisa is falling apart. Since fight club, I can wiggle half the teeth in my jaw. Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer.Tyler never knew his father.Maybe self-destruction was the answer.
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By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
Jackie Mason Permalink
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Jim Rohn
What you become directly influences what you get.
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Robert Pirsig
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
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Andrew Carnegie
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie Permalink
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Anthony Robbins
Commit to CANI! -- Constant And Never-ending Improvement
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Jonathan Swift
But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
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Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him.
Florence King Permalink
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Henri Frederic Amiel
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
Henri Frederic Amiel Permalink
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Permalink
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He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
Georg C. Lichtenberg Permalink
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Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Permalink
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Live to live and you will learn to live.
Portuguese Proverbs Permalink
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
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Henry David Thoreau
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
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Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.
Author Unknown Permalink
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The biggest room in the world, is the room for improvement.
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Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
Grant, Anne Permalink
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