80 Most Inspirational Quotes About Personal Growth

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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.

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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. In fact, 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.

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

Famous Quotes about Personal Growth and Development


  1. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

  2. “Income seldom exceeds personal development.” ―Jim Rohn

  3. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

  4. “There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.”- William Hague

  5. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


  6. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt


  7. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how” – Fredrick Nietzsche

  8. “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.”- Jean Vanier

  9. “I think personal growth has much to do with acting ability.”- Beverly D’Angelo

  10. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy

  11. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

  12. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ― Denis Waitley

  13. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

  14. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

  15. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.”- Zig Ziglar


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

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

  18. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ―Norman Mailer

  19. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ”- Winston Churchill

  20. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

  21. “The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero

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

  23. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle

  24. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

  25. “If you want to make a masterpiece, you have to be willing to create a little garbage along the way.”- James Clear

  26. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ―Henry David Thoreau

  27. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

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

  29. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

  30. “Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression.”- James E. Faust

  31. “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

  32. “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.”

  33. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.”- N. R. Narayana Murthy

  34. “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

  35. “If you don’t make 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



Positive Personal Growth Quotes

  1. “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

  2. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”- Frederick Douglass

  3. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

  4. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot

  5. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

  6. “Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.” – William Thackeray

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

  8. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

  9. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

  10. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  11. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

  15. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. “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

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

  26. “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

  27. “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

  28. “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

  29. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

  30. “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

  31. “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

  32. “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

  33. “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

  34. “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

  35. “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

Best Personal Development Quotes

  1. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

  2. “The longest journey is the journey inward.”- Dag Hammarskjold

  3. “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  4. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.” — William Blake

  5. “What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

  6. “They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius

  7. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant

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

  9. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee

  10. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin

  11. “In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.” ―Lou Holtz

  12. “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.” – Eli Cohen

  13. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ―Norman Mailer

  14. “Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ―Morihei Ueshiba

  15. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

  16. “There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself.”― Frank Sonnenberg

  17. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ―Henry David Thoreau

  18. “A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.” — Robert J. Lumsden

  19. “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

  20. “We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still.”― Becky Williamson-Martin

  21. “We all have internal struggles and personal challenges. Do not let anyone make you feel bad about yours.”― Izey Victoria Odiase

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

  23. “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” ―Denis Waitley

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

  25. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

  26. “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

  27. “Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.” — Bishop Leonard Umumna

  28. “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

  29. “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

  30. “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

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