I think that business practices would improve immeasurably if they were guided by 'feminine' Rodriguez principlesqualities like love and care and intuition.1991Body and Soul.
Sociology was born of the modern ardor to improve society.AlbionW Small
So let God know what you're doing just by doing it — or feel good about yourself. But don't rely on men and women to inspire you to do good — because we will probably often fail you with our own imperfections! We all should be trying to improve ourselves, regardless of how much better off or worse off we are than the person next to us, because we can all get better.ysabella brave
All people need to know how AIDS is transmitted, and every country has an obligation to educate its citizens. This is why every country must also improve literacy, especially for women and girls, so that they can make wise choices that will keep them healthy and safe.Laura Bush
In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before anything else; for, whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.josé raúl capablanca
Literature speaks the language of the imagination, and the study of literature is supposed to train and improve the imagination.Northrop Frye
What was needed was a policy that increased the supply of money available for use and then ensured its use. Then the state of trade would have to improve.john kenneth galbraith
The great artist is conscious of the talent and power he possesses otherwise he would not see his faults and so would not be able to improve.henri gaudier-brzeska
Mr. Hussein's dogged insistence on pursuing his nuclear ambitions, along with what defectors described in interviews as Iraq's push to improve and expand Baghdad's chemical and biological arsenals, have brought Iraq and the United States to the brink of war."U.S. Says Hussein Intensifies Quest for A-Bomb Parts, New York Times, September 8, 2002
A country's strategy is always based on a fundamental philosophical outlook. Discoveries made during the last hundred years have shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being - This is why Andorra's strategy is based on a liberal way of thinkingmarc forné molné
The only justifiable stopping place for for the expansion of altruism is the point at which all whose welfare can be affected by our actions are included within the circle of altruism. This means that all beings with the capacity to feel pleasure or pain should be included; we can improve their welfare by increasing their pleasures and diminishing their pains.peter singer
Against Nature's silence I use action In the vast indifference I invent a meaning I don't watch unmoved I intervene and say that this and this are wrong and I work to alter them and improve them The important thing is to pull yourself up by your own hair to turn yourself inside out and see the whole world with fresh eyespeter weiss
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.thomas carlyle
The breakdown of his(Plato's) philosophy is made apparent in the fact that he could not trust to gradual improvements in education to bring about a better society which should then improve education, and so on indefinitely. Correct education could not come into existence until an ideal state existed, and after that education would be devoted simply to its conservation. For the existence of this state he was obliged to trust to some happy accident by which philosophic wisdom should happen to coincide with possession of ruling power in the state.john dewey
They, the conservatives, are the real outsides, they tell us, gazing with disgust upon the ludicrous manners of the high and mighty. Or, they tell us, they are rough-and-ready proles, laughing along with us at the efforts of our social "betters" to reform and improve us. That they are often, in fact, people of privilege doing their utmost to boost the fortunes of a political party that is the traditional tool of the privileged is a contradiction that does not trouble them.thomas frank
The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him.Abraham Lincoln
We need to try and focus less on ethnicity in this country and concentrate on trying to improve the lot of the marginalized whoever they are.ratu joni madraiwiwi
What chiefly diverts the men of democracies from lofty ambition is not the scantiness of their fortunes, but the vehemence of the exertions they daily make to improve them.alexis de tocqueville
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.leo tolstoy
Of course, I reserve the right to make wholly stupid changes to Perl if I think they improve the language.larry wall
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.A Dictionary of Thoughts, p. 156.
The employment of the poor in roads and public works, and a tendency among landlords and persons of property to build, to improve and beautify their grounds, and to employ workmen and menial servants, are the means most within our power and most directly calculated to remedy the evils arising from that disturbance in the balance of produce and consumption.Book II, Chapter I, On The Progress of Wealth, Section X, p. 430
I am not much of a dictionary maker, but I believe I could improve upon either and say, 'An obiter dictum is the passing opinion of a Judge expressed when it is not called for.'Author unidentified.
We don't want apartheid liberalised. We want it dismantled. You can't improve something that is intrinsically evil.Bishop Desmond Tutu, speech, 1985.Quoted in Equality, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1989.
The House is composed of very good men, not shining, but honest and reasonably well-informed, and in time they will be found to improve, and not to be much inferior in eloquence, science, and dignity, to the British Commons. They are patriotic enough, and I believe there are more stupid (as well as more shining) people in the latter, in proportion.Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot (May 27, 1789); reported in Works of Fisher Ames (1854), ed. Seth Ames, vol. 1, p. 45.
A great deal of the thinking [in Organizational Development] has been influenced by cybernetics and information theory, though this has been used as much to extend the scope of closed-system as to improve the sophistication of open system formulations. It was von Bertalanffy (1950) who, in terms of the general transport equation which he introduced, first fully disclosed the importance of openness or closedness to the environment as a means of distinguishing living organisms from inanimate objects.Fred Emery and Eric Trist (1963) "The Causal Texture of Organizational Environments". In: Human Relations, 18: p. 22
I am firmly convinced that the passionate will for justice and truth has done more to improve man's condition than calculating political shrewdness which in the long run only breeds general distrust. Who can doubt that Moses was a better leader of humanity than Machiavelli ?Albert Einstein, in "Moral Decay" (1937) in Out of My Later Years (1950)
The belief that we can manage the Earth and improve on Nature is probably the ultimate expression of human conceit, but it has deep roots in the past and is almost universal.Rene J. Dubos, (1901-1982), The Wooing of the Earth (1980)
"Nobody ever invents anything You're inspired and sometimes you can improve.”
How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.2,'The Pool of Tears'.