Continuous Improvement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old continuous improvement quotes, continuous improvement sayings, and continuous improvement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.

W.E. Deming

The greatest performance improvement of all is when a system goes from not-working to working.

John Ousterhout

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.     

John Locke

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.     

Lao Tzu

One percent improvement in 1,000 things is better than 1,000% improvement in one thing.     

Tom Peters

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

John Dewey

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Change equals self improvement. Push yourself to places you haven't been before.     

Pat Summitt

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.     

Kim Collins

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

Unless you try to do something beyond you have already mastered, you will never grow.


Continual improvement is an unending journey.

Lloyd Dobens

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.     

Max Depree

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.

Pat Riley

There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.     

Charles Schwab

There is no exercise better for the improvement of our world than reaching down on a daily basis to lift someone up.     

Melchor Lim

Self knowledge is the beginning of self improvement.     

Baltasar Gracian

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.     

Winston Churchill

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.     

Tryon Edwards

Don't demand perfection. But insist on continuous improvement.     


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