80+ Best Personal Growth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational personal growth quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Personal Growth Quotes

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall

Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. – Bruce Lee

Be the change you want to see in this world. – Gandhi

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein

Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. – Norman Mailer

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor Frankl

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. – Carrie Fisher

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. – Henry David Thoreau

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. – Abraham Maslow

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. – Robin Sharma

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. – Morihei Ueshiba

Don’t go through life, grow through life. – Eric Butterworth

Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals. – Brian Tracy

The only journey is the journey within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius

We must become the change we want to see. – Mahatma Gandhi

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Will Durant

As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. – James Allen

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha

What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole. – Seneca

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Oprah Winfrey

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. – B. R. Ambedkar

A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for. – Marcus Aurelius

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu

The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results. – John Eliot

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we think, we become. – Buddha

What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Rob Siltanen

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself. – Denis Waitley

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. – Stephen Covey

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. – J.K. Rowling

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you. – Robin Sharma

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. – Larry Bird

In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so gwet in motion and grow. – Lou Holtz

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. – Paulo Coelho

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. – Hillary Clinton

You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. – Shonda Rhimes

Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may sour. – Kristi Bowman

Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. – Deborah Day

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. – Steve Maraboli

Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. – Robert Tew

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. – William Thackeray

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese Proverb

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. – Diane von Furstenberg

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

It is never too late to be who you might have been. – George Eliot

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings

There’s only one growth strategy: work hard. – William Hague

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. – Confucius

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. – Rick Warren

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. – Kevin Ngo

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. – Benjamin Mays

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir

When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. – Karen E. Quinones Miller

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett

With self-discipline most anything is possible. – Theodore Roosevelt

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