A Quote by Tryon Edwards on improvement and people

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on commitment and improvement

Commit to C A N I ! - Constant And Never-ending Improvement.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on belief, change, excellence, and improvement

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on improvement and performance

Where performance is measured, performance improves. Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on good, government, improvement, labor, and men

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural address, 1801

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A Quote by Supreme Court on action, certainty, clarity, congress, discretion, experience, failure, government, improvement, independence, judgment, novelty, and politics

Federal commandeering of state governments is such a novel phenomenon that this Court's first experience with it did not occur until the 1970's....later opinions of ours have made clear that the Federal Government may not compel the States to implement, by legislation or executive action, federal regulatory programs....Even assuming, moreover, that the Brady Act leaves no "policymaking" discretion with the States, we fail to see how that improves rather than worsens the intrusion upon state sovereignty. Preservation of the States as independent and autonomous political entities is arguably less undermined by requiring them to make policy in certain fields than (as Judge Sneed aptly described it over two decades ago) by "reducing them to puppets of a ventriloquist Congress."

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States[Interior clarifications omitted]

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A Quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds on ability, improvement, and talent

If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

Source: To Royal Academy Students, 10 Dec. 1774

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on children, cruelty, improvement, pity, reason, and wishes

Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on improvement and leisure

All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on improvement and life

Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies! Life 's a short summer, man a flower; He dies-alas! how soon he dies!

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Winter. An Ode.

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