The best revenge is to improve yourself.— Ali ibn Abi Talib
Uplifting Improving Yourself quotations
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Do it because it's in your heart. Not because you want something in return. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
If you live through defeat, you are not defeated.
If you are beaten but acquire wisdom, you have won. Lose yourself to improve yourself. Only when we shed all self-definition do we find who we really are.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don't demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
By improving yourself, the world is made better.
Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.
Know yourself to improve yourself.
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
You cannot grow unless you are willing to change.
You will never improve yourself if you cling to what used to be.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself That you have no time to criticise others, To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, And too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Be the change you want to see.
The only real security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece.
You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
How do you become better tomorrow? By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid of standing still. Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. So how do you become better tomorrow? By becoming better today.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves.
The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, by the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Life is about becoming a better version of yourself.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
No one ever got ahead by going through the motions.
You have to constantly be improving yourself. Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be.
The distance between number one and number two is always a constant.
If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. That is a big lesson. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don't improve myself and lift the organization, because that distance is a constant.
It always takes two. There's the speaker and the listener, you and the audience. You've worked long hours and it comes down to that moment, that performance. The goal isn't just to improve yourself, but to transport people.
The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.
Good code is its own best documentation.
As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, "How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?" Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer.
Improve yourself by other men's writings thus attaining effortlessly what they acquired through great difficulty.
There's nothing wrong with self-improvement, as long as you recognize that at some point you're going to have to accept yourself in all your imperfect glory. What's wrong with liking yourself the way you are?
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result: No one gets much better.
Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared.
It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!
Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Embracing failure is the most important trait I've developed in my career.
I have tried to learn from my failures, and I believe it has made me stronger, more confident and more resilient.
Retire into yourself as much as possible.
Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach.
If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself.
Value yourself for what the media doesn't - your intelligence, your street smarts, your ability to play a kick-ass game of pool, whatever. So long as it's not just valuing yourself for your ability to look hot in a bikini and be available to men, it's an improvement.