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.

Learning is not compulsory; it's voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it's voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.     

W Edwards Deming

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.     

Maya Angelou

Passion for knowledge, motivation for continuous learning.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Persistence, perseverance, and continuous improvement are the ingredients for forming a successful person.     

Debasish Mridha

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.     

Vincent Van Gough

There is always room for improvement.     

Rich Gunnell

Man cannot really improve himself without improving others.     

Charles Dickens

If you know you can do better then do better.     


When you reach the top, keep ascending, otherwise you start descending.     

Lincoln Patz

Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.     

Vince Lombardi

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.     

Brian Tracy

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.     

Mark Twain

Continuous improvement requires systematic evaluation. Continuous improvement requires unfiltered evaluation.     


Do not be afraid of improving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.     

Leo Babauta

It's the little things you do that make the big things happen.     

Mike Dooley

Continuous improvement is the only cultural value that could unify an organization as large and diverse as ours.     


The widespread availability of information is the only basis for effective day-to-day problem solving, which abets continuous improvement programs.     

Tom Peters

He who stops being better stops being good.     

Oliver Cromwell

There is always one more thing to learn.     

Steve Jobs

Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity.     

W Edwards Deming

It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to out work and outlearn everyon. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.     

Mark Cuban

Excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey that never ends.     

Brian Tracy

If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.     

Steve Jobs

Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.     

Shigeo Shingo

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.     

William Pollard

Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.     

William Jones

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.     

Benjamin Franklin

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.     

Aldous Huxley

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

Bette Davis

It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas.     

Albert Einstein