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    improvement Quotes

    Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.
    — Yuan T. Lee
    tags: improvement 
    Although logging workouts seems to be a very simple action, it is often forgotten. Once several days go by, it is hard to remember what was done on a particular day. After working out for several months, you will feel an unbelievable sense of achievement when flipping through the pages of the log book. You should also notice a sign of improvement. 'Material proof' can be great motivation and will encourage you to keep on going.
    — Xeno Muller
    The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy, moreover, is likely to be perverse. High interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure, as well as inhibiting the expansion of capacity or the introduction of cost -reducing capital improvements.
    — William Vickrey
    tags: improvement 
    A correct theory is the first step towards improvement, by showing what we need and what we might accomplish.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    tags: improvement 
    The major cause for American Negroes intellectual and social deficits is hereditary and racially genetic in origin and thus not remedial to a major degree by improvement in environment.
    — William Shockley
    Without change, there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement
    — William Pollard
    Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
    — William Pollard
    It is a kind and wise arrangement of Providence that weaves our sorrows into the elements of character and that all the disappointments, and conflicts, and afflictions of life may, if rightly used, become the means of improvement, and create in us the sinews of strength.... the dross is left in the crucible, the baser metals are transmuted, and the character is enriched with gold.
    — William Morley Punshon
    God has so framed us as to make freedom of choice and action the very basis of all moral improvement, and all our faculties, mental and moral, resent and revolt against the idea of coercion.
    — William Matthews
    God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.
    — William Law
    Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.
    — William Jones
    What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.
    — William Hurt
    tags: improvement  movie 
    Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm.
    — William Feather
    Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: men  live  improvement  world  sorrow  sin 
    Somebody asked me what I thought next generation meant and what about the PlayStation 3 was next generation. The only next gen system I've seen is the Wii - the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement.
    — Will Wright
    The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionists are philosophers and saints.
    — Will Durant
    Unplanned process improvement is wishful thinking.
    — Watts Humphrey
    Art is not vague production, transitory and isolated, but a power which must be directed to the improvement and refinement of the human soul.
    — Wassily Kandinsky
    tags: power  improvement  human  soul  vague 
    This country is going - be living better ten years from now than it is now. It will be living better in 20 years from now than ten years from now. The ingredients that made this country, you know, the miracle of the world - I mean we had a seven for one improvement in the average American standard of living in the 20th century.
    — Warren Buffett
    What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves.
    — Wangari Maathai
    Let's not make changes, let's make only improvements.
    — Wally Byam
    tags: improvement 
    Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement add up to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system responsibility of management 6% special
    — W. Edwards Deming
    ...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Quality comes not from inspection, but from improvement of the production process.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Learning is not compulsory; it's voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it's voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    You must have a supplier relationship of constant improvement.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    He that expects to quantify in dollars the gains that will accrue to a company year by year for a program for improvement of quality expounded in [Out of the Crisis] will suffer delusion. He should know before he starts that he will be able to quantify only a trivial part of the gain.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    The principles and methods for improvement are the same for service as for manufacturing. The actual application differs, of course, from one product to another, and from one type of service to another.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    But even labeling a site as astronomical is an improvement, since it partially sidesteps the old stereotype of Indians being primitive and ignorant savages.
    — Vine Deloria Jr.
    Usually, so far as improvement in the people's economic conditions is concerned, humanitarians simply play the role of the busybody.
    — Vilfredo Pareto
    I think art is the development of this interface between mind and matter, between mind and phenomenon, between what's inside of us and what's happening outside of us. It developed over the course of the last 35,000 years. We made a lot of improvements because it not only gave us the tools to understand the world better, but it also gave us better and better tools to do it. It's that continuous relationship: technology and discernment.
    — Vik Muniz
    The application of a strong magnetic field enables the measurement of the energy of the most penetrating particles to be carried out, and the method may be capable of still further extension and improvement.
    — Victor Francis Hess
    Spain used to be very individualistic in its sporting activities. Now we are showing we are pretty good in teams - that is an improvement.
    — Vicente del Bosque
    tags: improvement 
    During the current period of health care development in our country, improvement of the management quality is becoming increasingly important. This is due to many processes, including new ones, such as increase in the number of financial resources used to implement the state guarantees program, the need for more efficient spending of funds, rearrangement of cash flows, single-channel financing
    — Veronika Skvortsova
    In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn't quite match that improvement.
    — Valentino Rossi
    tags: improvement  winter  year 
    A genuinely fundamental and hopeful improvement in "systems" cannot happen without a significant shift in human consciousness.
    — Vaclav Havel
    I'm not optimistic about reform in many, if any, policy areas at all. I think we'll make further progress by inventing new things that aren't much regulated yet and outracing bad policy. I look at so many policy areas - regulation, regulatory reform, health care reform - it's all failing, we're not making improvements, we're going backwards.
    — Tyler Cowen
    We often read the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us: our improvement, our life, our triumph, our victory, our faith, our holiness, our godliness.
    — Tullian Tchividjian
    The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves - our weaknesses, errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all.
    — Tryon Edwards
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