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Improvement

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.

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