50 Personal Growth Quotes

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Improving is interesting and fun. Quotes are like poems, they mean so much more than what you see at first.
These 50 quotes are some of my favorite and always get me thinking.

1. “Our greatest glory is not failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
Confucius

2. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
John Wooden

3. “Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke

4. “I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are.”
Milton Berle

5. “Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.”
Mitzi Chandler

6. “Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.”
Sharon Salzberg

7. “The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It;s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun.”
Napoleon Hill

8. ” It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”
Lena Horne

9. “Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”
Helen Keller

10. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step foward your always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts

11. “A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Nelson Mandela

12. “There are two ways of exerting ones strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington

13. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
John Maxwell

14. “In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

15. “A person that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
Dwight Eisenhower

16. “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
Robert H. Goddard

17. “Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

18. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”
Sir Winston Churchill

19. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

20. “We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.”
Randy K. Milholland

21. “Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”
Anonymous

22. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
The Dalai Lama

23. “Count your age by friends, not years
Count your life by smiles, not tears”
Unknown

24. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Albert Einstein

25. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb

26. Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.

27. “Accept periods of suffering with gratitude, knowing that suffering can teach you very important lessons.”- Barbara Ann Kipfer

28. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

29. Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself.
Monty Python

30. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

31. “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”
Benjamin Disraeli

32. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.”
Sir Winston Churchill

34. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”
Spanish Proverb

36. May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift

37. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Jonathan Swift

38. “To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”
Unknown

39. The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Oprah Winfrey

40. Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.
Harry Browne

41. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

42. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
Beverly Sills

43. “To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are.”
Author Unknown

44. “Do what you can with what you’ve got wherever you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt

45. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke

46. “It is not length of Life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.”
Russian Proverb

48. “Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.”
Author Unknown

49. “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
Tim McGraw

50. “Laughter is the music of life.”
Sir William Osler

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2 Responses to 50 Personal Growth Quotes

  1. It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it – that’s deep. Thanks for sharing these awesome quotes Daniel!

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