„The thieves may be able to follow the design plans and produce a loom. But we are modifying and improving our looms every day. They do not have the expertise gained from the failures it took to produce the original. We need not be concerned. We need only continue as always, making our improvements.“

Kiichiro Toyoda in The Toyota Way, 2001: Quoted in: "Toyota quotes," New York Times, Feb. 10, 2008.
Comment by Kiichiro Toyoda after thieves had stolen the plans for a new loom from his father's workshop.

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„For our improvement we need a mirror.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, könyv Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life

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—  Maurice Strong Canadian businessman 1929 - 2015

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—  Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803

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Kontextus: We cannot make Events. Our Business is wisely to improve them. There has been much to do to confirm doubting Friends & fortify the Timid. It requires time to bring honest Men to think & determine alike even in important Matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

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„That's how we continue on, and will improve our lot in life, solve the problems that arise. Partly out of necessity, partly out of this drive to improve.“

—  Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995

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„And still the Weaver plies his loom, whose warp and woof is wretched Man
Weaving th' unpattern'd dark design, so dark we doubt it owns a plan.“

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Kontextus: How Thought is imp'otent to divine the secret which the gods defend,
The Why of birth and life and death, that Isis-veil no hand may rend.
Eternal Morrows make our day; our is is aye to be till when
Night closes in; 'tis all a dream, and yet we die, — and then and then?
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„There is always room for improvement in our lives. Are we willing to try?! Are we going to try?!“

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„May we gain the time needed to succeed.“

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„Only when our love for someone exceeds our need for them do we have a shot at a genuine relationship together.“

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Kevin Kelly fénykép

„We don't have a word for learning and teaching at the same time, but our schooling would improve if we did.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

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