94+ Best Self Improvement Quotes That Have Changed My Life

Self-improvement is the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. Inspirational self improvement quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Self Improvement Quotes

The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself. B. R. Haydon

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. Germany Kent

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. Buddha

Your focus should be on becoming a type of person you want to be, not a specific goal. James Clear

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer

Little things build little things build awesome things in America. Isaac Nash

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging. Marcus Aurelius

The more you fail, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the more you grow. Jordan Tarver

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. Tom Hopkins

Adversity is the key to self improvement. Shiva Negi

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. Maxwell Maltz

You can improve yourself worldly. Not spiritually. Bert McCoy

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. Ivan Turgenev

Worry about yourself; Your own behaviour. Regulating that and trying to be the best person you can be. Instead of focusing on what others are or are not doing for you. You will be a lot happier. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen

With focus and discipline you can achieve anything. Garima Soni

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. Wayne Dyer

The key to succeeding in anything in life is the ability to go from challenge to challenge, setback to setback, bad day to bad day, hardship to hardship, and failure to failure without punishing yourself or losing your enthusiasm to keep going. Tanya Masse

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Louise Hay

There is a limit to self improvement when we go beyond the reasonable limits. Tamerlan Kuzgov

Self improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz

Spirituality is the realization of your own being who you really are without any identity. Shiva Negi

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

Knowledge without action is like a car with an empty gas tank. Richard Heart

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

Scivivors are people who are at such a high level of fulfillment that they have the time, money, and desire to invest in their families survival. They leverage science to survive. Richard Heart

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. Socrates

The world has not been a wise world because of the enormous number of people who are chasing money rather than self improvement! Mehmet Murat ildan

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. Alan Watts

Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. Germany Kent

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. Marie Curie

Once you learn to love and accept yourself, you would not want to be anybody else. Grace Amadi

Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort. Remez Sasson

It is in the darkness that you will find yourself. T.W. Lawless

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. Confucius

Life never changes by achieving external things, life changes from inside by changing your thoughts. Shiva Negi

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself. Thomas Sprat

You can’t get through it without going through it. Keep going. Kierra C.T. Banks

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

The only thing worse than not requesting feedback is not acting on it. Frank Sonnenberg

It only takes one person to change your life  you. Ruth Casey

Just like a tree that loses branches and dead leaves in the Autumn, I will rebuild anew. I will rebuild new branches and leaves. I will rebuild and maintain only what bears me fruits. Mitta Xinindlu

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

It’s better to move forward and make progress in anything rather than waiting for something which is going to happen in future because future is uncertain and waiting for this wll make you fall. So stop waiting and start doing. Aayush Verma

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

If you can’t stop time, you can’t heal it. Be mindful of how you cross it. Kangoma Kindembo

Who is a true seeker grows, learns and discovers that he is the only one responsible for what happens. Jorge Bucay

It is the journey that is the true destination. Rik Boers

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat feedback as a gift, not as a slap in the face. Frank Sonnenberg

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

Firstly you must be smart with selecting your one thing then you must work hard in it! Akhilesh Bhagwat

Any idea, plan or purpose can be put into my mind through repetition in thought. Napoleon Hill

I used to want to do it for everybody else; now I just wanna do it for myself. Kierra C.T. Banks

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, What else could this mean? Shannon L. Alder

I don’t have the perfect roadmap drawn out, but I do know which roads I’ll never drive down again. Brittany Burgunder

There is only one corner of the universe that you can be sure of improving and it is yourself. Aldous Huxley

It’s a tiring game resenting the scars and the fearful memories. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. Anne Lamott

Everyone has a shot at greatness. Zack Friedman

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. Matt Cameron

Some say that pregnancy make a woman an instant mother. To that I say, I became an instant woman the day I became a mother. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

The mind is just like a muscle  the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. Idowu Koyenikan

The forgiveness that most often eludes us is that which we grant to ourselves. Melissa McPhail

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Robin Sharma

Only through reading various books and gaining a variety of knowledge, our intellect can find a path to develop itself properly! Mehmet Murat ildan

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

First, I need to Get out my comfort zone, living in it is what’s holding me back. Basimah Rasha

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

As you grow older, start using your brains, energy, and the means available to you, however little they may seem, to go after what you need to get better, so that you can have what you want to live the the life you desire. Saidi Mdala

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

You are received the way you present yourself. Bangambiki Habyarimana

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

We hold within ourselves the medicinal materials to mend self inflicted injuries sustained while traversing the thorny obstacle course of life. Kilroy J. Oldster

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

Your feelings have a natural shelf life. Dr. Deb Sandella

You do not fail in life, you only produce results, and you have the right to learn and grow from any results that you produce. Wayne Dyer

History was once rewritten by the victors. Now we write our own immutable histories with every email, text, and post. Kent Alan Robinson

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

A restless human heart always seeks to increase personal understanding and works to attain excellence. Kilroy J. Oldster

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. Bo Bennett

All pain, pleasure and self limitation either originate in the conscious mind or is accepted uncritically from an outside source. Derric Yuh Ndim

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

I have so much health problems, but I believe I could still make it through. Jonathan Anthony Burkett

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

Lack of confidence is stunting if it stops us from achievement. Stephen Richards

Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement. Anthony J D Angelo

Secret of success is found in your regular actions. Zamreen Zarook

The best investment you can make is in yourself. Warren Buffet

Live for the moments you can’t put in words. Joshua Okello

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

A closed mind opens no doors. Fakeer Ishavardas

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