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If children cant handle competition when its necessary, or take some criticism, or never strive to be better because their parents inadvertently programmed them to believe they are already the best even when theyre not, then they are in for some serious shocks and bumps down the road.
— LZ Granderson —

Strive to be better today than you were yesterday.

— James Gordon

If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother?

— Ashly Lorenzana

But the writer who endures and keeps working will finally know that writing the book was something hard and glorious, for at the desk a writer must try to be free of prejudice, meanness of spirit, pettiness, and hatred; strive to be a better human being than the writer normally is, and to do this through concentration on a single word, and then another, and another. This is splendid work, as worthy and demanding as any, and the will and resilience to do it are good for the writer's soul.

— Andre Dubus

Better, I thought, never to have been born than this; brought out of nothingness, to labour and strive and back into nothingness again; a bit of fungus on the surface of a splinter of a dying star.

— Norah Lofts

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

— Paulo Coelho

It's easy to point out other people flaws, but it takes TRUE courage and strength take a look in the mirror, admit personal flaws AND strive to do and be better. That's growth!

— Yvonne Pierre

Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life?
People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).
Very simply, they get overtaken by those who continually strive to be better than they are.

— Paul Arden

George Matthew Adams asserts, In this life, we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice. It is better to aim for something you want-even though you miss it-than to get something that you didn't aim to get, and which you don't want! If

— John C. Maxwell

We will strive to make Taiwan a better place and enable our people to live better lives.

— Chen Shui-bian

Competition is very good ... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.

— Christine Lahti

I am not a good man, shei'tani," he corrected. "I never have been. But for you I will strive to be better.

— C.L. Wilson

Self-control is something for which I do not strive. Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence. But if I do have to draw such circles round myself, then it will be better for me to do it passively, in mere wonderment and gaping at the tremendous complex, taking home with me only the refreshment that this sight gives e contrario.

— Franz Kafka

It is an error common to many artists, who strive merely to avoid mistakes, when all our efforts should be to create positive and important work. Better positive and important with mistakes and failures than perfect mediocrity.

— Edward Steichen

Listen to me. I said you need to strive to better than everyone else. I didn't say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That's what character is. It's in the try.

— Eric Taylor

As we strive to better understand how Jesus sees us and contemplate our own attempts to live as the Redeemer would have us live, let us remember his instructing observations and their universal applications in literally all that we do: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15) and "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

— Cecil O. Samuelson

Strive for simplicity! Don't have the face a checkerboard of tints! Use such colors as nature uses, but not try to keep them distinct! Your work may be called monotonous, but one tone is better than many which do not harmonize.

— William Morris Hunt

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