self-improvement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-improvement the act of improving yourself
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Quotations

  • Steve Young
    Steve Young
    “The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “The never-ending task of self improvement.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.”
  • David Lee Roth
    David Lee Roth
    “The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.”

Usage

In literature:

Thus the men were kept in a state of absolute slavery, without self-respect or a chance of improvement.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Effort will thus be stimulated, self-reliance encouraged, production increased, improvement attained, and economy guaranteed.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
What a great amount of time, and strength, and money, might multitudes gain for self-improvement, by a strict sobriety!
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Set apart a certain portion of your spare time for study and self-improvement.
"Boys their Work and Influence" by Anonymous
Even those women who use their leisure for the best self-improvement have not used it well.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
A woman's work in a library offers opportunities for service and self-improvement.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
Thus occupied, the leisure habit of self-improvement, other than in the practice of the calling, is not formed.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Certainly if I do not improve, it will be through wilful self-neglect.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
They think not of self-improvement, and scarcely desire to be benefited in this way.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
I am a traveller for self-improvement.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
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In news:

An application that is fairly new to the industry — central self-serve vacuums — offer a solution to bothersome challenges for self-serve carwash owners, help boost profits, and improve the customers' experience.
Using Self-Prediction to Improve Robot Learning.
Improving your self-esteem will help you deal with your jealous and angry feelings.
For static Spurs, self-improvement an inside job.
There's always room for self-improvement .
Morning is prime time for self-improvement .
Self-improvement Mommy Tips, Products.
Beauty Contestant Fights for Right of Self-Improvement .
BAS helps TJU provide reliable comfort while improving maintenance self-reliance .
How to complain the right way to get results, improve your relationships, and enhance your self-esteem.
The self-storage industry in Russia has recently picked up as economic conditions improve.
Mexico's economy has improved in the past few years but remains behind the US, making "self- deportation " economically unfavorable.
Learn the role that self esteem plays and what you can do to enhance your self esteem and get honest feedback to improve your relationships.
Positively Perfect Dolls' Aim to Improve the Self-Esteem of Little Black Girls.
For many, joining a gym is the typical first step toward self-improvement.
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In science:

In the absence of such self-triggering, the ability to improve the angular resolution of air showers is, nevertheless, sufficient cause for expansion of this effort.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
In a recent improvement this problem was resolved by using a self-consistent optimization scheme.
Comment on ``Tests of scaling and universality of the distributions of trade size and share volume: Evidence from three distinct markets" by Plerou and Stanley, Phys. Rev. E 76, 046109 (2007)
Advances in the atomic structure calculations include improved evaluations of relativistic (Breit) and radiative corrections, vacuum polarization, the neutron distribution, strong-field self-energies, and weak vertex corrections.
Fundamental Symmetries and Conservation Laws
These results were then combined and improved upon by Magniez et al. in [MMMO06], who give a construction for self-testable circuits without knowledge of the dimension of the Hilbert space.
Generalized self-testing and the security of the 6-state protocol
For this reason, validity of the semiclassical approximation becomes questionable. A straightforward possibility for improving self-consistency of the approach consists in introducing the UV cutoff [7, 8].
Veneziano like amplitude as a test for AdS/QCD models
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