The 55 Best Personal Growth Quotes

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These quotes on personal development will help you keep your life on track and unleash your full potential. They come from cultural giants like Buddha, Jesus and Confucius… as well as modern icons like Antony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey.

  1. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Jesus
  2. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We alone must walk the path.” – Buddha
  3. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” – Confucius
  4. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “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
  6. “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant

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  7. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb
  8. “Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
  9. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Hellen Keller
  10. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”— Reinhold H. Niebuhr
  11. “Always bear in mind that our own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  12. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

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  13. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  14. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. “I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.” – Muriel Strode
  16. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  17. “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  18. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  19. “Choose not to be harmed—and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed—and you haven’t been.”  – Marcus Aurelius

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  20. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
  21. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”  – Brené Brown
  22. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”  – Bruce Lee
  23. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  – George Bernard Shaw
  24. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”  – Carl Rogers

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  26. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
  27. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn
  28. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey
  29. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  30. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  31. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
  32. “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”  – Napoleon Hill

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  33. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren
  34. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud
  35. “Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” – Roy T. Bennett
  36. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret to life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. “This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.” – Martin Luther
  38. “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” — Jen Sincero

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  39. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
  40. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  41. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  42. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud
  43. “There is nothing permanent except change” – Heraclitus
  44. “We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” – Carl Jung
  45. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”  – Lao Tzu

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  46. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
  47. “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow
  48. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin
  49. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  50. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca
  51. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  52. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.”  – Viktor Frankl

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  53. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
  54. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years trying to get other people interested in you.”  – Dale Carnegie
  55. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

Want to jump start your personal growth? Then read our Beginner’s Guide to Personal Growth, which includes 18 practical ways to better yourself!

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