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“Self-help is the best help.” Every word of the saying is true. Personal growth is not easy and it does not happen overnight. It is the result of continuous efforts and time which invest in ourselves, to improve ourselves morally, intellectually and, physically.

Individuals who seriously commit to their personal growth are comparatively happier and have a better relationship with others than the one who doesn’t. Personal growth is not a complex subject matter, it is self-development, self-improvement, and self-growth. Embracing change is important for success in professional and personal life.

Find motivation in our collection of quotes about personal growth, and start working on yourself. Every little step counts, so make the most of it.

Always be connected to yourself, as the path to self-development is not easy, and losing yourself in the maze is not uncommon. Accepting yourself and coming face to face with yourself to know your current place is important. Moreover, banish all the negative emotions from your heart and soul. It may not be a task which you will accomplish with ease. This will take time. But, working on yourself and learning, is the best way to help yourself. Sometimes lack of purpose in life can hinder your personal development.

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Hope these encouraging personal development quotes inspire you to develop yourself as an individual by engaging in your development regularly so that you can make your dreams come true.

Famous quotes about personal growth and development

  1. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain
  3. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.” — Jean Vanier
  5. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” — John Muir
  6. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
  7. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” — Brian Tracy
  8. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how” — Fredrick Nietzsche
  9. “There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.” — William Hague
  10. “I think personal growth has much to do with acting ability.” — Beverly D’Angelo
  11. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” — Denis Waitley
  12. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” — Zig Ziglar
  13. “Income seldom exceeds personal development.” ―Jim Rohn
  14. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.” — Idowu Koyenikan
  15. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” — Rick Warren
  16. “If you want to make a masterpiece, you have to be willing to create a little garbage along the way.” — James Clear
  17. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  18. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” — Eckhart Tolle
  19. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou
  20. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett
  21. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ” — Winston Churchill
  22. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey
  23. “The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” — Jen Sincero
  24. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” — Robin Sharma
  25. “If you don’t take 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
  26. “Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression.” — James E. Faust
  27. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” — N. R. Narayana Murthy
  28. “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
  29. “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.”
  30. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” — Benjamin Mays
  31. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ― Norman Mailer
  32. “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
  33. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall
  34. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown
  35. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” ― Pat Summitt

Positive personal growth quotes

  1. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot
  2. “Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.” — William Thackeray
  3. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai
  5. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth
  6. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb
  7. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass
  8. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” — Eric Butterworth
  10. “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.” — Deborah Day
  11. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Rob Siltanen
  12. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton
  13. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart
  14. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” — Paulo Coelho
  15. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou
  16. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison
  17. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” — Larry Bird
  18. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein
  19. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes
  20. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” — Robin Sharma
  21. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall
  22. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon
  30. “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” — Diane von Furstenberg
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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
  35. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveal the human spirit.” — E.E. Cummings

Best personal development quotes

  1. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant
  2. “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.” — Eli Cohen
  4. “What we think, we become.” — Buddha
  5. “In this world, you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.” ―Lou Holtz
  6. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee
  7. “The longest journey is the journey inward.” — Dag Hammarskjold
  8. “There’s only one investment that will never go down —an investment in yourself.” — Frank Sonnenberg
  9. “Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ―Morihei Ueshiba
  10. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill
  11. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin
  12. “They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” — Confucius
  13. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.” — William Blake
  14. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw
  16. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ―Norman Mailer
  17. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee
  18. “We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still.” — Becky Williamson-Martin
  19. “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
  20. “We all have internal struggles and personal challenges. Do not let anyone make you feel bad about yours.” — Izey Victoria Odiase
  21. “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, but it will also improve the lives of all those around you.” — Robin Sharma
  22. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ―Ernest Hemingway
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” ―Brian Tracy
  26. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ―Henry David Thoreau
  27. “A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.” — Robert J. Lumsden
  28. “Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.”
  29. “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
  30. “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.” ―Denis Waitley

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