improvement

A Quote by Lord Robert Devereux Essex on genius, happiness, improvement, mankind, peace, and respect

Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.

Robert Devereux Essex (1566 - 1601)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on body, good, improvement, labor, mind, and pleasure

Industry is not only the instrument of improvement, but the foundation of pleasure. He who is a stranger to it may possess, but cannot enjoy, for it is labor only which gives relish to pleasure. It is the indispensable condition of possessing a sound mind in a sound body, and it is the appointed vehicle of every good to man.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by René Descartes on improvement, learning, mind, and order

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637. Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on improvement

The never-ending task of self improvement.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on improvement, life, and value

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope John XXIII on age, improvement, men, and wine

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII (1881 - 1963)

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A Quote by Pope John XXIII on improvement

See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little.

Pope John XXIII (1881 - 1963)

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny, the Elder on business, improvement, manners, mind, power, and projects

The great business of man is to improve his mind, and govern his manners; all other projects and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements.

Pliny, the Elder (23 - 79 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on improvement and people

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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A Quote by Marshall Field on character, dignity, duty, economics, improvement, influence, joy, kindness, obligation, patience, perseverance, pleasure, power, simplicity, success, talent, time, value, virtue, wisdom, and worth

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating.

Marshall Field

Source: notes

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