Personal Growth Quotes

“He that will not reflect is a ruined man.”
~Chinese Proverb

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them make them.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.”
~Hecato, Greek philosopher

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is my favorite quote on personal growth, “Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”
~James Bryant Conant

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
~Aristotle

“Heaven never helps the man who will not act.”
~Sophocles

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great.”
~ Mark Twain

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
~Aristotle

“The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be…because of all I may become I will close my eyes and leap!”
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”
~ Richard M. DeVos

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

One thought on “Personal Growth Quotes

  1. I’d like to add these two quotes from Writer’s Whirlpool:

    My big break comes when I break away from my mindset and bad habits.

    Never chase and never compete unless you’re chasing your dreams or competing with yourself.

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