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Famous Improvement Quotes

The per-pupil (funding) covers everything a school needs ? electricity, water, all the expenses a regular school has ? except it doesn’t cover capital improvement or building a new school. — Sen. Sakamoto

Mathematicians are like managers – they want improvement without change. — Edsger Dijkstra

I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me. — Lawrence Welk

We are seeing a substantial improvement in the availability of flat-panel screens (from) two months ago, — Michael Dell

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I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it. Its manufactories are, nevertheless, flourishing, though less improvement than could be expected is visible in the external aspect of the place. — Marguerite Gardiner

With the improvement of our team over the last couple of years, hopefully there’s renewed interest in this market, … I believe that there’s also a common thread now with ownership being Robert Sarver, (his) having grown up here and having gone to the university. It seems to make a lot of sense that the organization has a relationship not only with the university but the city of Tucson. — Bryan Colangelo

With these young players and the different paces of their maturation processes and with the success we enjoyed in the second half last season, anything can happen. I think there will be improvement over last year and that this will be a very exciting team to watch; the core of that team we expect to have significant continuity for seasons to come. — Andrew Friedman

Autism is a complicated illness, and children with a variety of treatments and non-treatments show improvement over time, which is all to the good. — Harvey V. Fineberg

It is wrong to divide the nation white against black, native born against immigrant or one religion against another. It is also wrong to divide people by income. East Germany was not an improvement over South Africa. Obama divides Americans against each other. This is wrong. — Grover Norquist

The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year. Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents continue to receive the services they enjoy. — Eliot Engel

We believe that ongoing weakness in Ericsson’s handset business has been widely anticipated by investors, and it may also prompt management to give further consideration to additional strategic options for the handset division, … These options could include the sale of the division if some improvement is not seen in the next few quarters. — Tim Luke

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. — Winston Churchill

Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation. — Sanjay Kumar

Until evidence of an improvement in Eckerd stores and overall trends, we remain on the sidelines with respect to these shares. — Patricia Baker

The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world. — Rutherford B. Hayes

What we’re looking for is basic improvement to the overall sound of the station. — Chad Anderson

Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage. — Christopher Lasch

We are looking to be in a mode of constant improvement, and it isn’t going to be one person; it’s going to be a cultural change. — Mark Reardon

We’re better. But there’s still a lot of room for improvement. — Andra Davis

SpaceX is only 12 years old now. Between now and 2040, the company’s lifespan will have tripled. If we have linear improvement in technology, as opposed to logarithmic, then we should have a significant base on Mars, perhaps with thousands or tens of thousands of people. — Elon Musk

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. — Frank Moore Colby

I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed. — Steve Jobs

We are pleased with our fourth quarter results which, we believe, again demonstrate the Firm’s operating leverage and our ability to improve pricing as demonstrated by another sequential improvement in our flex gross margin and earnings per share. We believe that we can continue to migrate the Firm’s flex revenue footprint to higher margin business, and are accelerating our hiring of permanent placement associates as the staffing cycle dynamics remain positive. We believe that our ability to generate cash flows from operations of $22.3 million in the fourth quarter, which are the highest quarterly cash flows from operations in the Firm’s history, and our strong balance sheet will enable the Firm to capitalize on opportunities to accelerate our growth. — David Dunkel

Managers are trained to make incremental, programmatic improvements. They aren’t trained to lead large-scale change. — John P. Kotter

The disappointing second novel is measured against the brilliant first novel – often no novel lives up to the first. Literary improvement seems like an unfair expectation. — Billy Collins

We’re going to see volatile markets for the next little while with all this uncertainty regarding earnings. We need to see a general improvement in the tone of earnings and especially with guidance. — Gordon Higgins

We are pleased with our results in a challenging 2005, even though the 4% improvement in diluted earnings per share from operations was below our goal to increase those earnings 10% to 15% per year over time. — J. Hoover

What this, in conjunction with the April unemployment report, shows is stabilization in the labor market and timid improvement. By no means are we talking about a roaring improvement in the labor market. — Kathleen Stephansen

We remain very positive on the home improvement sector and Home Depot’s prospects, particularly given current valuation levels. Home Depot shares are currently trading in line with the five-year historic low forward price-to-earnings ratio, based on consensus estimates. — Alan Rifkin

Yes. Is it a tight squeeze? Indeed, but should we need other monies for contingency purposes, it appears we have another $162,000 the board hasn’t spent and another $350,000 in capital improvement funds that would not impact the construction of the eighth elementary school or the Norge or Stonehouse renovations. — Gary Mathews

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. — James Cash Penney

With three sub-300,000 numbers in the past four weeks, it is beginning to look as though there has been some real improvement in the labor markets this year. — Ian Shepherdson

In general, the apparel industry isn’t about continual process improvement or making the perfect piece of denim; it’s about chasing trends. — Tadashi Yanai

We believe that the long-awaited shift from soft to hard data is evidence of a recovery in euro zone private consumption has started, and will likely proceed gradually and modestly over the coming months, in line with the expected improvement in household real disposable income. — Lorenzo Codogno

We are pleased to report recent tests show dramatic improvement in his bone density, making surgery possible. While initially beneficial at managing the pain, in recent months, the injections have not been as effective and the pain has only intensified. Delaying surgery is no longer a viable treatment option. — James Rodgers

They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular. — John Morley

We are proud to welcome Corn, LP as the 21st ethanol plant in Iowa. This plant is a showcase of the continuing innovation and improvement in the ethanol industry. — Monte Shaw

Vermont’s 19th century highway system was in need of improvement. — Robert McCullough

For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement — Pierre de Coubertin

There is no point in talking about improvement because there has been no worsening — Silvio Berlusconi

I have noticed a marked improvement in FEMA and with the coordination of FEMA and the State agencies. — Ginny Brown-Waite

And Republican women have always been the backbone of our party. We do the work, we are strong believers in conservative values. Having more of those voices in place at a state level is going to be a great improvement for us as a party. — Kerry Healey

The negotiation of city space has been made more difficult with the idea that redevelopment is an improvement for some vague future – but it’s never like that, is it? Once you get there, for economic reasons you have to generate the next project – so you’re immediately starting to dig up something else, and so it goes on. — Iain Sinclair

We are lowering our risk rating to High from Speculative as we believe Children’s Place risk profile has improved through better execution and a rising cash balance. We reiterate our Buy rating and expect continued solid growth in sales at both divisions, and significant improvement in gross margin at the Disney Stores. — Kimberly Greenberger

We knew this was not an overnight fix. That’s not realistic. We’re not at all panicky. I have seen improvement. — David Williams

The radio was an improvement on the telegraph but it didn’t have the same exponential, transformative effect. — Alison Gopnik

I improve on misquotation. — Cary Grant

Homeowners who refinanced their mortgages took out cash and reduced their monthly payments at the same time. Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvements and the like. — Martin Feldstein

With this transaction behind us, we can sharpen our focus on our other improvement priorities, such as streamlining our operations and expanding our core businesses in advanced water treatment, water and wastewater solutions, space, defense electronics and leisure marine in order to provide greater potential for growth and profitability. We will continue operating our portfolio toward achieving premier multi-industry performance, with an improved growth profile, increased margins and a more efficient use of capital. — Steve Loranger

The Cube is an imitation of life itself – or even an improvement on life. — Erno Rubik

We believe we have got a lot of improvement to make yet which is good for us internally but outsiders have got an over-inflated opinion where we are at. — Neil Craig

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. — Bill Gates

We knew they were working back then and doing the improvement so I’m sure the city has it in well-capable hands. — Kim Chance

We are pleased with the continued improvement in the core business this quarter. Our growth businesses of Linux, Identity and Resource Management are performing well, and we believe we will continue to see growth throughout the fiscal year. — Jack Messman

If we have learned nothing else from the 20th century, we should at least have grasped that the more perfect the answer, the more terrifying its consequences. Incremental improvements upon unsatisfactory circumstances are the best that we can hope for, and probably all we should seek. — Tony Judt

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. — Benjamin Franklin

Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week, it’s for something other than aerobic fitness. Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement. — Kenneth H. Cooper

We started slowly last year too. We started 0-3 in the section last year, but we know it’s a long season. You aren’t going to win anything the first couple weeks. You’ve got to stay at it and be persistent and work your way through it with steady improvement and that’s what we’ve done. — Gene Brisbane

There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren. — Mitch McConnell

What a great honor for our school. It shows the improvement we’ve made. We used to be one of the worst athletic programs around, but we’ve worked hard to get where we are today. — Alex Anderson

By adopting the other trade, we place ourselves by the side of those whose measures tend not only to the improvement of their own subjects, but to the emancipation of the slave everywhere. — Henry Charles Carey

If establishment journalists were to replicate actual stenography, it would be an improvement on most of the work they produce. — Glenn Greenwald

I sold door to door for a couple years. As the years recede from the event, I remember less about it, which is probably good for my mind. It was home improvement in Cerritos California, Buena Park, that area. — Andy Kindler

Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement. — Otto Weininger

We are poised for dramatic growth over the next five years across our business. Our planned acquisition of Hughes Supply is a great example of how we are rapidly replicating in the professional market the same type of transformation that we brought to the home improvement retail market. — Bob Nardelli

We struggled to get our shots to fall, but overall we had a good season. We saw lots of improvement in our players and their skills and I am very proud of them. — Lynnette Creed

We’re really appreciative of the residents in that Boothby Road to Sea Road area and for the KBIA (Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association) for allowing us to utilize their property as well. And we really depend on volunteers so a large thanks goes out to them as well. — Jeff Cole

I’m a perfectionist, so I always feel there’s room for improvement. — Ludacris

Again, Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time. — David Brainerd

We believe that Temple University Health System will emerge with a clear improvement plan in the next few months. The related operational turnaround, however, could take one to two years, given the size of the operating gap so far this year. — Liz Sweeney

We’re expecting it to remain pretty downbeat for at least the next 12 months. We don’t expect a fundamental improvement for at least 12 to 18 months. — Greg Clarke

We’re making some of the best academic improvement in the state, and we’ve got a bureaucratic blunder that we’re trying to correct, and the state won’t accept the correction. — Craig Pletenik

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today. — Isambard K. Brunel

We’re getting close. I like that. We usually find a length or two (improvement) when we come to Kentucky. He’s got to be first or second. That’s what we need. — Nick Zito

We believe we will see improvement in the ethics and integrity of city government, — Richard Daley

Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in. — Frederick Sanger

What we’re looking for right now is improvement every week, … We could go 0-10 or 10-0, as long as our kids get better every week. That’s our goal. — Ron Dickerson

We’re framing these last seven games as our games for improvement … for the year and for the future. We’re not looking back at all, we’re looking at these seven games, and this weekend starts it off. — Patrick Knapp

Democracy – or any improvement on it – will rest on the layman’s right to criticize. His criticism will be often – very often – damn silly, but if, like Plato and the Fascists, we take away his right to criticize, we take away his right to appreciate. — Louis MacNeice

Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot. — Edmund Waller

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing. — Michael Porter

The reason for his improvement was the work he put in in the weight room during the off-season. — Kevin Toney

We believe that ongoing year-over-year improvement in GM North American operations should accelerate as we progress though 2006 and, coupled with conclusion of the Delphi labor dispute, lead to a strong positive reaction in the company’s stock price over time. — Joseph Amaturo

Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues. — Ernie Fletcher

We’re focused on this year’s tough schedule. The SCIAC is really up this year. With the improvement in the league, it should be a dogfight week in and week out all the way to the end. — Scott Squires

Unless the government really accelerates spending, there will be no improvement in the economy. We had hoped that the government could really play a greater role this year. — Fauzi Ichsan

What’s striking is that there’s no improvement in terms of optimism in public opinion, instead there’s a post-referendum depression. People are worried about jobs and their purchasing power. Unemployment needs to fall for six months in a row for people to take that on board. — Bruno Jeanbart

We’re hoping having this will spark interest. Some new kids might try it out because we have the place, and some other kids might stick with it more because they will see more improvement from the training we can do here. — John Bourque

We feel the immediate improvement will be greater numbers of African-American students this fall. The long-term impact will be better recruitment and graduation rates. — Terry Allen

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives. — Eric Hoffer

The possibility is high that an improvement in labor and wage conditions will continue to support consumer spending going forward. — Taro Saito

The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit. — David Lee Roth

With the improvement in oil prices, second quarter net income increased 18 percent from the first quarter of 1999, in contrast to the seasonal earnings decline that we usually see from the first to the second quarter of each year, — Lee Raymond

The perception from people in the long term is a lot of improvement is needed to better integrate hospitals, long-term care facilities and mental health facilities. — Ken Morrison

We are maintaining our full-year 2005 GDP estimate at 4.8 percent, which implies an improvement in the fourth quarter to 5.1 percent. — Euben Paracuelles

The backbone of any improvement of governance, its development as well as its protection from any form of wastage or excessiveness, is a mechanism to place laws under the microscope of revision and modernization until they resonate in tune with the methodological development and new administrative technologies. — Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

What’s really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement. — William Hurt

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. — Yuan T. Lee

In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished. — Leland Stanford

We’re a winning team. Right now, that’s all we are. And for us to get to another level, then there’s going to have to be a tremendous amount of improvement in the overall commitment to a greater effort for 48 minutes. — Pat Riley

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