Creating a successful and flourishing life is not something that just accidently happens to people. Successful living is a choice, and it almost always requires personal growth. Most of us have to start somewhere, and it’s rarely at the top. But to get to the top, or to a higher level, we have stretch ourselves, we have to take action, we have to grow. So, to inspire anyone who’s on their own journey for achieving a better life for themselves, we’ve decided to publish these inspiring self-growth quotes.

Our hope is that these quotes will encourage, inspire, and move you to aspire to become your best self, because the better you become, the better your life will become. So, if you’re ready to grow then let’s dive into these inspiring quotes about personal growth:


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1. “Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.” – Orison Swett Marden

2. “Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously and abundantly.” – Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.

3. “For the purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

4. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. The true nobility lies in being superior to your previous self.” – Eastern Proverb

5. “People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be–whether they will admit that or not.” – Earl Nightingale

6. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha.

7. “Thought is a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistible force that exists in the universe…Thoughts are living things.” – Swami Sivananda

8. “Successful men become successful only because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success.” – Napoleon Hill

9. “Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy, strength and peace. By right choice, and true application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection. By the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.” – James Allen

10. “Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing seems impossible.” – Henry Ford

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11. “Man in still responsible. He must turn the alloy of modern experience into the steel of mastery and character. His success lies not with the stars but with himself. He must carry on the fight of self-correction and discipline. He must fight mediocrity as sin and live against the imperative of life’s highest ideal.” – Frank Curtis Williams

12. “What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.” – H.P. Liddon

13. “The man of character is one who selects a reasonable objective and never gives up pursuing it so long as he has not reached his goal.” – Raymond De Saint-Laurent

14. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama

15. “The essence of genius is knowing what to overlook.” – William James

16. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that it is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.” – William James

17. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

18. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I do not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi

19. “What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

20. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

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21. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – W.W. Ziege

22. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

23. “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” – Earl Nightingale

24. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

25. “The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

26. “If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming.” – Robert Forster

27. “Just believe that there is genuine creative magic in believing, and magic there will be, for belief will supply the power which will enable you to succeed in everything you undertake.” – Claude M. Bristol

28. “Everyone knows that weeds eat out the life of the garden and of the productive fields. The gardener and the farmer alike each has to keep the weeding process alive… It’s like that in the building and developing of character. No one knows our faults and tendencies better than we do ourselves, so that it is up to each one of us to keep the weeds out, and to keep all growth vigorous and fruitful.” – George Matthew Adams

29. Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.” – Jerry Moran

30. Excellence is the gradual result of always trying to do better.” – Pat Riley

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31. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

32. “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give one’s self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

34. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

36. “Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten.” – Pythagoras

37. “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles F. Kettering

38. “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” – Joe Paterno

39. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

40. “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree

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

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

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

44. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett

45. “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

46. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

47. “Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson

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

49. “You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” – Miguel Ruiz

50. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the top self growth quotes for inspiring successful living. We hope you enjoyed them, and we hope they help and guide you towards living life to the fullest. With that being said, if you found any of these quote inspiring, please share the page. Because you never know who’s world you may change.

Till next time,


PS – If you enjoyed these personal growth quotes then you’ll likely enjoy these quotes about bettering yourself.

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