A Quote by Lisa Alther on adulthood and improvement

If this was adulthood the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Leonard Carmichael on good, humor, improvement, learning, life, people, and sense of humor

All good activities which encourage people to learn how to live with one another pleasantly and to develop a sense of humor improve living.

Leonard Carmichael

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on church, coaching, decisions, direction, encouragement, football, growth, improvement, life, opportunity, potential, progress, and responsibility

I feel that the progress I have made as a coach, as well as a person, is a direct result of the growth that I have made through my Church callings. I had the opportunity to serve as a bishop in a campus ward while I was still an assistant coach. When I was appointed head football coach in 1972, I decided to approach my role as a coach much the same as I did as a bishop, delegating responsibility to my assistants, putting responsibility on the players for self-improvement in all aspects of their lives, and using personal interviews with players to try to give positive reinforcement and encouragement so that they might do their very best and reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on admiration, blessings, improvement, order, pride, truth, understanding, universe, and world

Some help others in order to receive blessings and admiration. This is simply meaningless. Some cultivate themselves in part to serve others, in part to serve their own pride. They will understand, at best, half of the truth. But those who improve themselves for the sake of the world -- to these, the whole truth of the universe will be revealed.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching,

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on art, entertainment, exercise, improvement, science, and study

Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on friendship, grief, happiness, improvement, joy, and misery

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on desires, honesty, improvement, and people

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and most delicate ways, improve yourself.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Rothchild on family, imagination, improvement, and sales

Proposing a sale of Windsor Castle to Disney to improve the royal family's public image: Imagine what Disney could do with this material. There could be a parade . . . with at least one real prince and one real princess on hand.

John Rothchild

Source: 1996

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A Quote by John Keats on affection, chance, improvement, justice, and world

How astonishingly does the chance of leaving the world improve a sense of its natural beauties upon us. Like poor Falstaff, although I do not 'babble,' I think of green fields; I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have know from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with superhuman fancy.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: 1820

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A Quote by John Byrne on dreams, improvement, and reality

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

John Byrne

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