90 Continuous Improvement Quotes To Inspire You

Looking for inspirational quotes about improving continuously? We have rounded up the best collection of continuous improvement quotes, sayings, captions, slogans, status messages, (with images and pictures) to encourage you to keep advancing and upgrading yourself in business, work, education, relationship and life.

Improvement is a continual process. Be it products, services or human beings we tend to improvise with innovation and always change and grow over time. Being stagnant or stuck with oneself will not make you successful.

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Famous leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, like Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and more have emphasized the importance of continuous learning, self improvement and growth to improve the quality with these motivational quotes.

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These continuous development and improvement quotes are categorized into;

  • Continuous Improvement Quotes
  • Continuous Learning Quotes

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Famous Continuous Improvement Quotes

  1. “Nothing to prove. Everything to improve.”                                                                         
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    Improvement Quotes

  2. “Improvement begins with I.”- Arnold H. Glasow

  3. “Everything can be improved.”- Clarence W. Barron

  4. “What gets measured gets improved.” – Peter Drucker

  5. “Even perfection has room for improvement.”- Ty Warner

  6. “Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.”

  7. “He who stops being better stops being good.”- Oliver Cromwell

  8. “Continual improvement is an unending journey.”- Lloyd Dobens

  9. “Don’t demand perfection. But insist on continuous improvement.”                             
    Continuous Improvement Quotes
    Continuous Improvement Quotes

  10. “To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time. ”- Sam Walton

  11. “Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.” – Kim Collins

  12. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

  13. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”- Winston Churchill                                                                                                                                               
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    Continuous Improvement Quotes Images

  14. “Do not be afraid of improving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.”- Leo Babauta

  15. “Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.”- Benjamin Franklin

  16. “Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity.”- W Edwards Deming

  17. “Nature does constant value stream mapping, it’s called evolution.” – Carrie Latet

  18. “If continuous improvement is your goal then you will be definitely successful….!”                                                                                                                                       
    Continuous Self Improvement Quotes
    Continuous Self Improvement Quotes

  19. “If a company isn’t continuously improving then it is slowly dying.”- Dave Waters

  20. “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

  21. “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”

  22. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but habit.”- Aristotle

  23. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”- Jeff Bezos

  24. “I’m always trying to get better. There’s always room for improvement.”- Cain Velasquez

  25. “Excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey that never ends.”- Brian Tracy                                                                                                                           
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    improvement is a continuous process quotes

  26. “When you reach the top, keep ascending, otherwise you start descending.”- Lincoln Patz

  27. “Progress cannot be generated when we are satisfied with existing situations.” – Taiichi Ohno

  28. “Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.”- Shigeo Shingo

  29. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”- Henry Ford

  30. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”- Maya Angelou

  31. “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.”- Elon Musk

  32. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

  33. “Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.” – Brian Tracy

  34. “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”- Tom Peters

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

  36. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”- Arthur C. Clarke

  37. “An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.”- Robin Sharma                                                                                       
    Inspirational Continuous Improvement Quotes
    Inspirational Continuous Improvement Quotes

  38. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

  39. “Continuous improvement requires systematic evaluation. Continuous improvement requires unfiltered evaluation.”

  40. “The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”- John Dewey

  41. “Persistence, perseverance, and continuous improvement are the ingredients for forming a successful person.” – Debasish Mridha

  42. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”- Bruce Lee

  43. “There is no exercise better for the improvement of our world than reaching down on a daily basis to lift someone up.”- Melchor Lim

  44. “If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.”- Henry Ford

  45. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

  46. “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.”- C. S. Lewis

  47. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin

  48. “An environment where people have to think brings with it wisdom, and this wisdom brings with it kaizen (continuous improvement).” – Teruyuki Minoura

  49. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”- Dale Carnegie

  50. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”- Elon Musk

  51. “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

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

  53. “Human beings, if they realize the strength of their power , they can turn every curve ball of life thrown towards them into a chance of growth and improvement.”- Senora Roy

  54. “The flawed notion that progress happens in leaps and bounds is an organization curse. Real progress starts and ends with teams committed to taking one step at a time together.”

  55. “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

  56. “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

  57. “The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.”- Antonio Brown

  58. “A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”- Andrew Grove

  59. “The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.”- Mark Zuckerberg

  60. “Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side as long as you are true to the best that is in you.”- Christian D Larson

  61. “Continuous improvement is not about the things you do well — that’s work. Continuous improvement is about removing the things that get in the way of your work. The headaches, the things that slow you down, that’s what continuous improvement is all about.”- Bruce Hamilton

  62. “It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.”- Masaaki Imai

  63. “I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.”- Steve Jobs

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Continuous Learning Quotes

Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.” It is a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees. Kaizen sees improvement in productivity as a gradual and methodical process.

Also See: One Step At A Time Quotes

Similarly when everyday at our business, work, school, or life we tend to learn and change positively step by step everyday, we will head towards sustainable success and long term development.

  1. “There is always one more thing to learn.”- Steve Jobs                                                       
    Constant Improvement Quotes
    Constant Improvement Quotes

  2. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston

  3. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia

  4. “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” — William Arthur Ward

  5. “Learn continually – There is always one more thing to learn.”- Steve Jobs

  6. “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” —  Eartha Kitt

  7. “Passion for knowledge, motivation for continuous learning.”- Lailah Gifty Akita

  8. “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

  9. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ― Albert Einstein

  10. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” —  Brian Tracy

  11. “The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.” —  Henry S. Haskins

  12. “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

  13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  14. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

  15. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” — Albert Einstein

  16. “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” — Lao Tzu

  17. “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

  18. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss

  19. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford

  20. “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”- Albert Einstein

  21. “Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.” ― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  22. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” —  Mortimer Adler

  23. “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” – Albert Einstein

  24. “I believe the more successful an actor becomes, the more chances he should take. An actor never stops learning.” — John Garfield

  25. “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ― L. Frank Baum

  26. “One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” – Frank Herbert

  27. “Learning is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.”- W. Edwards Deming

  28. “If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.”- Albert Einstein

  29. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker

  30. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom about success that will motivate you in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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