72+ Best Self Growth Quotes to Unlock Your Power

Self growth refers to a life-long process to improve one’s own performance through formal and informal approaches. Profoundly inspirational self growth quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Self Growth Quotes

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

Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind. Roy T. Bennett

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

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

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

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

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

It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart. Roy T. Bennett

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

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

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

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

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Michael Cunningham

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

Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing. Brian Weiss

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

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. Roy T. Bennett

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

How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others. June Ahern

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

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. Stephen Richards

I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures. Yvie Oddly

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. Brené Brown

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

If you don’t behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave Fulton J. Sheen

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

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. Roy T. Bennett

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

Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for. Roy T. Bennett

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

Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about. Stephen Richards

By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better. Laverne Cox

When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious. Marianne Williamson

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

Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else. Brian Weiss

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

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. Roy T. Bennett

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

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it Stephen Richards

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 soar. Kristi Bowman

Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored. Brian Weiss

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

The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others. Roy T. Bennett

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

Searching outside of you is Samsara the world Searching within you leads to Nirvana. Amit Ray

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

You become mature when you become the authority of your own life. Joseph Campbell

Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you. Nedra Glover Tawwab

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire

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

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go. Roy T. Bennett

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

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence. Frida Kahlo

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people. Roy T. Bennett

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

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss

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

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

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

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life. Paulo Coelho

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

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. Laura Ingalls Wilder