All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.
Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.
But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
Commit to CANI! — Constant And Never-ending Improvement
He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature? is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
He who stops being better stops being good.
I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.
Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.
It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
Live to live and you will learn to live.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won.