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Read This: Improvement Quotes And Sayings - Quotes And Sayings About Improvement

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


The world is... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself.
~By Maurice Merleau-Ponty ~


He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.
~By George Berkeley ~


Well. I'm probably not loving myself like I should, but I'm really trying.
~By Chaka Khan ~


Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.
~By Augustine Birrell ~


I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
~By Orson Welles ~


I've never considered myself to be beautiful, and I still don't.
~By Pam Grier ~


The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
~By Henry Ellis ~


To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
~By Henri Cartier-Bresson ~


A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents - America chief among them - by their worst deeds.
~By David Horowitz ~


He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
~By Lao Tzu ~


I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


The authentic self is the soul made visible.
~By Sarah Ban Breathnach ~


I don't think I could live with myself if I stopped trying.
~By Shannyn Sossamon ~


Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.
~By Mason Cooley ~


And, I wouldn't consider myself to be a natural pilot; I've had to work at it.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
~By J. K. Rowling ~


In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself.
~By Chris Stein ~


Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
~By Diogenes ~


I live for my work, apart from my family who come first. And I live to tell stories and pretend to be other people, it's something I've been doing since I was 3 years old. Maybe it's because I'm intrinsically bored with myself, and I find other people more interesting.
~By Jackie Weaver ~


I don't like talking about myself. I'm not really interested in myself. One of the good things about being a supporting actor is that you get to talk about other people.
~By David Morse ~


God has entrusted me with myself.
~By Epictetus ~


I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
~By Mark Twain ~


There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles.
~By Anne Bancroft ~


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~By e. e. cummings ~


God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


I'm one Pia Zadora, the same way all the time. That's why I'm happy. It took me a long time to get to the point where could be myself all the time.
~By Pia Zadora ~


I had been warned not to get on a motorcycle, sort of. I think there is a clause in most general basic contracts to keep yourself in one piece and not alter your looks without telling them first.
~By Charisma Carpenter ~


The question of sex will take care of itself.
~By Helen Frankenthaler ~


The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner?
~By George Stephanopoulos ~


An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


I was seeing everything through pain. I would roll out of bed and do my exercises. I had to do that to work out the remainder of the pain pills. I would drink coffee and go to the set and plunge myself so far into my work.
~By Dick York ~


We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him.
~By Dick Armey ~


The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.
~By Pierre Charron ~


I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.
~By Tim Burton ~


We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that's inside all of us.
~By Bill Condon ~


The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
~By Italo Calvino ~


They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.
~By Patricia Richardson ~


The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.
~By James Wolcott ~


So, I was just a young guy, maybe with an idea, and Cecil Taylor, himself a rebel, would take a chance on a guy like me. It turned out to be a very symbiotic partnership. I learned a lot from him.
~By Archie Shepp ~


I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
~By Edward Steichen ~


Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself.
~By Paul Schrader ~


My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious.
~By Leonard Nimoy ~


Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
~By John Herschel ~


I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.
~By Bob Hope ~


The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself.
~By Leo Burnett ~


We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned, not yours. Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


Of course, neither David or myself ever saw a penny from them; it was the early days of merchandising.
~By Robert Vaughn ~


Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.
~By Martin Sheen ~


No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


If I respect myself and believe in what I'm doing, no one can touch me.
~By Fiona Apple ~


Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn't.
~By Elle Macpherson ~


You know, it's amazing. I don't even have a car, would you believe it? I had a motorbike and it got stolen last year. So I've got to buy another one of those, I suppose. I can treat myself to that.
~By Michael Fassbender ~


Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
~By Auguste Rodin ~


When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.
~By Richard Armour ~


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
~By Plautus ~


But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.
~By Michael McKean ~


Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue, I do, whether it's superstition or whatever, pray every time I get on a plane. I just automatically do it. I say the same thing every time.
~By Barbara Walters ~


A meal can be an erotic experience in itself.
~By Alex Comfort ~


I was on my face. I heard the count from one to 10. I kept telling myself that I had to get up, but I couldn't move. I couldn't make myself move. It was the strangest feeling.
~By Rocky Marciano ~


I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.
~By Armand Assante ~


The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


A producer should only be there to enable an artist to be himself.
~By Kip Winger ~


I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility.
~By Nicolas Cage ~


Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


I didn't want my parents to support me. I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself.
~By Linda Vester ~


We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
~By Gore Vidal ~


A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
~By Horace ~


The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
~By Steve Buyer ~


You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
~By Joan Of Arc ~


Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
~By Miyamoto Musashi ~


In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


I was always an Olsen. I never thought of myself as a Brady. I never actually wanted to be a Brady. I always preferred my own family to the Bradys.
~By Susan Olsen ~


You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can't be fat and healthy.
~By Susan Powter ~


Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
~By Danny Thomas ~


I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
~By Philip Guston ~


I think acting can bring you closer to yourself and help you understand other people.
~By William Hurt ~


It's an embarrassment of riches because you have directors who don't better. You end up with so much stuff going on the screen that you don't know where to look, and that's what I consider self-indulgent.
~By John Dykstra ~


All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
~By Mark Wahlberg ~


Self-parody is the first portent of age.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
~By Meg Greenfield ~


Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
~By James Van Der Zee ~


The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
~By Eustache Deschamps ~


When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world's formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable.
~By Martin Heidegger ~


Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
~By Enya ~


I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor.
~By Hermann Oberth ~


Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
~By Ivan Illich ~


The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
~By Derek Walcott ~


You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings.
~By Richard Grant ~


Sleepin' in the truck wasn't so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.
~By Chris LeDoux ~

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