32 Self Improvement Quotes To Guide Your Personal Development

#PersonalDevelopment
12/5/2019
Nicola Cronin

In all areas of life, self improvement is crucial to success and happiness. But personal development takes hard work, and is something you have to take responsibility for.

We hope these 32 inspiring self improvement quotes will help motivate you to be the best you can be...

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

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

  3. “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

  4. “It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.” ― Sanhita Baruah

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

  6. “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

  7. “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

  8. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” ― Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

  10. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn

  11. “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

  12. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.”  Aldous Huxley

  13. “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

  14. “You just can't let life happen to you, you have to make life happen.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

  15. "You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” — John Addison

  16. “It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” ― Shannon L. Alder

  17. “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

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

  19. “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

  20. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self”. ― Aristotle

  21. “To change the world takes time; to change yourself takes courage.” ― R.S. Lowel

  22. "Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself." ― Leo Tolstoy

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

  24. "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." ― Aldous Huxley

  25. “Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” ― Brian Tracy

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

  27. "The most useless are those who never change through the years." ― Sir James M. Barrie

  28. “The things you regret sometimes turn out to be the things you celebrate. In other words: You learn from what you do wrong.” ― Gloria Steinem

  29. “If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro

  30. “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

  31. “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

  32. "You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one." ― James Anthony Froude


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