118+ Best Self Growth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational self growth quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Self Growth Quotes

There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself. — Frank Sonnenberg

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

The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning heart. Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue. — Rollo May

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become. — Eli Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the people in your circle aren’t contributing to your growth, then you’re not in a circle… you’re in a cage. — Kianu Starr

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

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

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

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

We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before arriving. — Napoleon Hill

You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is. — Esther and Jerry Hicks

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

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

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

It’s really not your business what others are doing. What matters is what you’re doing. — Clyde Lee Dennis

Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves. —  Swami Vivekananda — Self Improvement Quotes

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. —  Madonna — Self Improvement Quotes

Income seldom exceeds personal development. — Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. —  William Faulkner — Self Improvement Quotes

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

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

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

An education is not so much about making a living as making a person. — Tara Westover

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

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

We all have internal struggles and personal challenges. Do not let anyone make you feel bad about yours. — Izey Victoria Odiase

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

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

It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be. —  Sanhita Baruah — Self Improvement Quotes

We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still. — Becky Williamson-Martin

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

The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. — Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t take anything personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. — Don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

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

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

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

If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself? ― Miguel Ruiz — Self Improvement Quotes

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

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

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

Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth. — John C. Maxwell

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

The longest journey is the journey inward. — Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

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

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. —  Confucius — Self Improvement Quotes

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

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. — Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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

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

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

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves. —  Mahatma Gandhi — Self Improvement Quotes

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

So what is the difference between power thinking and positive thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning. — T. Harv Eker

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

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. —  Jim Rohn — Self Improvement Quotes

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

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

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

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

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now

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

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how — Fredrick Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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

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

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

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

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. —  Anthony J. D’Angelo — Self Improvement Quotes

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

You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making. — Stephen Richards

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

What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be. — Russell Simmons

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

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

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

We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it. — Robin Sharma

What we think, we become. — Buddha

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. — Paulo Coelho

In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. — The Dalai Lama

The greatest investment you’ll ever make is investing in you. — Wesam Fawzi

But until a person can say deeply and honestly, I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday, that person cannot say, I choose otherwise. — Stephen R. Covey

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

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

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

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. —  George Bernard Shaw — Self Improvement Quotes

There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all. — Confucius

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

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. — Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. — Anaïs Nin

Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. — Pat Summitt

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

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

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