Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.
Things will get better -- despite our efforts to improve them.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.