Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better.
~ Paul Coffey
Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
~ William Faulkner
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
~ Tyron Edwards
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
~ John Dewey
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
~ Eugene Delacroix
You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.
~ Solomon Schechter
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
~ Oliver Goldsmith
Let him who would move the world, first move himself.
The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
~ Ann Landers
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.
~ Ernest Hemingway
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
~ Aldous Huxley
Let your past make you better, not bitter.