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100 Self-Improvement, Personal Growth And Success Quotes

The only obstacle to success is your own limitations

Personal growth is an arduous task that is born of awareness, motivation and the change of perspective with which you see life. The following personal growth, self-improvement and success quotes are a very useful tool  for reflection and learning, and a wonderful incentive to get started on the long and exciting road to success.

Motivational quotes about personal growth

Do you want to overcome your own limitations to discover your true potential? Have you started a process of liberation and personal growth, and do you need support? These quotes will help you think about who you really are and what you are capable of.


All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

1All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

Ellen Glasgow

2You only grow when you are alone.

Paul Newman

3In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.

H. Jackson Brown

4Don't judge yourself by your past; you no longer live there.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

5It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

André Gide

6Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams

7Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Marcus Aurelius

8Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther King

9Never stop smiling not even when you're sad, someone might fall in love with your smile.

Gabriel García Márquez

10The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

11Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

12The first act of honoring the self is the assertion of consciousness.

Nathaniel Branden

13I think personal growth has much to do with acting ability.

Beverly D’Angelo

14There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

15If you have to swallow a frog, don't stare at it too long.

Mark Twain

16If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone

John Maxwell

17Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

18Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

19Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.


20Learn to deal with the fact that you are not a perfect person but you are a person that deserves respect and honesty.

Pandora Poikilos

21To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

Henri L. Bergson

22There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

23All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

J. R. R. Tolkien

24All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden

25The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Dale Carnegie

26Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller

27The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

Harvey S. Firestone

28Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli

29Happiness is the secret to all beauty.

Christian Dior

30What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized sooner.


31That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life.

Rabindranath Tagore

32The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.

Wayne Dyer

33We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare

34Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.


Inspiring success quotes

Success is something very relative: for some, it is to succeed in the professional field, for others to overcome their own limitations, and for many, it is found in immaterial things such as love and friendship. No matter what your personality is like, these quotes will inspire you.

35If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Seneca the Younger

36The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.

Stephen Richards

37Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

38Kites rise against, not with the wind.

John Neal

39There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

40Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

Napoleon Bonaparte

41An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

42Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Lloyd Jones

43The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

44Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

Mark Twain

45I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Pablo Picasso

46We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.


47Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

48The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler

49Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert

50In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel

51Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs.

Dan Zadra

52Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

53What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston

54Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

55Do not sit around waiting for things to come to you. Fight for what you want, take responsibility for yourself.

Michel Tanus

56Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

57The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

58You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Ted Turner

59Men are not made from easy victories, but based on great defeats.

Ernest Henry Shackleton

60Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

61From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow


62It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.


63If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

Muhammad Ali

64If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

65There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

66Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

67Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

Frank Ocean

68Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

Ezra Pound

69We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.

J. K. Rowling

70If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

71If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Milton Berle

72Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

73The trouble is, you think you have time.


74Enthusiasm moves the world.

Arthur Balfour

75Put all you are into the smallest thing you do.

Fernando Pessoa

76How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

Friedrich Nietzsche

77Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Desiderius Erasmus

78Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Napoleon Hill

Self-improvement quotes to make you think

When you don't find the strength you need to keep up with your change and evolution, self-improvement quotes are often very useful to think about who you are, what you need, where you come from and where you're going. Find out with the following quotes.


79No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

80Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.

Eckhart Tolle

81Always remember... You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin

82When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.

Stephen Richards

83I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.

Michel de Montaigne

84The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves.

Ellen Goodman

85The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

J. M. Barrie

86To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

87Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

88It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

89Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.

Nelson Mandela

90Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

91The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Carl R. Rogers

92The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear, and get a record of successful experiences behind you.

William Jennings Bryan

93Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu

94Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.

Robert Anthony

95What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Sheryl Sandberg

96Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Brian Tracy

97If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

98When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor Frankl

99Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Brene Brown

100It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier