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Bill GatesI am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

Wolfgang GoetheHe who moves not forward, goes backward.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerFor our improvement we need a mirror.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Mahatma GandhiOur greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Ralph Waldo EmersonWe don't grow old. When we cease to grow, we become old.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonUnless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonMake your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ayn RandLive and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Albert CamusFreedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Francis BaconReading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Ernest HemingwayThere is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

—  Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, American writer, Nobel 1954

Jim RohnYou must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Jim RohnWe can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Bob DylanHe not busy being born is busy dying.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

John WoodenFive years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Will DurantThe 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 revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Movie Quotes

As Good As it Gets (1997)You make me want to be a better man.

—  from the film As Good As it Gets (1997)


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