self improvement

Don’t ask for an easier life;
ask to be a stronger person.

— unknown

There is only one corner of the universe
you can be certain of improving,
and that’s your own self.

— Aldous Huxley

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.

— Plutarch

Simply pushing harder
within the old boundaries
will not do.

— Karl Weick

Experience is not what happens to you;
it’s what you do with what happens to you.

— Aldous Huxley

Don’t bother just to be better
than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.

— William Faulkner

There is nothing noble
in being superior to your fellow men,
true nobility lies in being superior
to your former self.

— Radiohead

You must learn day by day,
year by year to broaden your horizon.
The more things you love,
the more you are interested in,
the more you enjoy,
the more you are indignant about,
the more you have left
when anything happens.

— Ethel Barrymore

Try to keep your soul young
and quivering right up to old age,
and to imagine right up to the brink
of death that life is only beginning.
I think that is the only way
to keep adding to one’s talent,
and one’s inner happiness.

— George Sand

No man is capable of self-improvement
if he sees no other model but himself.

— Conrado I. Generoso

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