17 Inspirational
Personal Growth Quotes

All inspirational quotes help us to grow, and so therefore help us to get to know ourselves a little better. These for me, are 17 of the best personal growth quotes.

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Ok you may not be planning to climb Mount Everest, but along the journey of personal growth, and we are all on one, there will be some tough climbs. I hope these inspirational quotes help and guide you along your own unique path.

17 Inspirational Personal Growth Quotes


"The most important thing to remember is this:
To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become."

- W. E. B. Du Bois 1868 - 1963 : American sociologist, activist, and author


"The three hardest tasks in the world are
neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts:
to return love for hate,
to include the excluded,
and to say, "I was wrong."

- Sydney J. Harris 1917 - 1986 : Journalist and author


"The use of the mind for the purpose of growth
is a necessary part of a God-pleasing lifestyle."

- Gordon MacDonald


"Recognizing that you are not where you want to be
is a starting point to begin changing your life."

- Deborah Day


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

- Aristotle - 384 BC - 322 BC : Philosopher


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 : Statesman, author and inventor


"People are like dirt.
They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person
or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die."

- Plato 428 BC - 347 BC : Philosopher


"Knowing your own darkness
is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."

- Carl Jung 1875 - 1961 : Psychologist and psychiatrist


"The main cause of failure is the inability to deal with self-doubt."

- Bill Bartmann


"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain
but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving."

- Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955 : Author and lecturer


"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


"Close friends contribute to our personal growth.
They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter,
the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there."

- Judith Viorst


"The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone.
It requires no force or effort or sacrifice.
It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal."

- Deepak Chopra (1946) : Physician and author


"Men are anxious to improve their circumstances,
but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound."

- James Allen 1864 - 1912 : Author


"If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard.
But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy."

- T Harv Eker : Businessman, author, and speaker


"We all take different paths in life,
but no matter where we go,
we take a little of each other everywhere."

- Tim McGraw (1967) : Singer, songwriter, and actor


"You control your future, your destiny.
What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper,
you set in motion the process
of becoming the person you most want to be.
Put your future in good hands
– your own."

- Mark Victor Hansen (1948) : Motivational author and speaker

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