Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Roy L. Smith
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic. Steve Martin
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. Neil Diamond
Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving. Lee H. Hamilton