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 Best Self-Improvement Quotes to Inspire You

  • “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” — Asimov
  • “The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.” — Carlyle
  • “Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Gandhi
  • “Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.” — Jim Rohn
  • “Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” — Brendon Burchard
  • “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” — Aldous Huxley
  • “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” – Socrates
  • “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” — T.D. Jakes
  • “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”
  • “Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.” — Dr. Henry Cloud
  • “The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
  • “The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” — Dr. Daniel Amen
  • “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”
  • “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • “You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” — John Addison
  • “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” — Tom Bilyeu
  • “When you are at that intersection in the road and you’ve got two paths to go down, because of the impact of certain people in your life, you’re able to choose the right path.” — Jason Witten
  • “If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.”
  • “Change is your friend, not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.” — Simon T. Bailey
  • “Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.” — Baltasar Gracian
  • “The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” — Lewis Howes
  • “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna
  • “Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane.’” — Gloria Mayfield Banks
  • “Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” — Brian Tracy
  • “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” — Bill Gates
  • “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn
  • “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.”
  • “Love yourself enough to work harder.”
  • “It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.” — Sanhita Baruah
  • “If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” ― Miguel Ruiz
  • “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway
  • “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
  • “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner
  • “You are essentially who you create yourself to be, and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards
  • “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius
  • “Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” ― Swami Vivekananda
  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
  • “If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.” ― T. Harv Eker
  • “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” ―Abraham Maslow
  • “We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.” — Sheryl Sandberg
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou
  • “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” ― Robin Sharma
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates 
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Quotes About Self-Improvement To Motivate You

  • The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.” — Mel Robbins
  • “The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.” — Carrie Wilkerson
  • “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
  • “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
  • “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher
  • “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ― Woody Allen
  • “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ― Henry Ford
  • “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ― Wayne Gretzky
  • “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” ― Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ― Babe Ruth
  • “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” ― Henry Ford
  • “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”– Anne Lamott
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  • “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
  • “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  • “There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Failure is success, if we learn from it” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
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More Awesome Quotes About Self-Improvement 

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” ―Denis Waitley
  • “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.” – Deborah Day
  • “Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.”
  • “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
  • ‘I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ― Marissa Mayer 
  • “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
  • “The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.” – B. R. Haydon
  • “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings
  • “Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort.”– Remez Sasson
  • “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
  • “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen
  • “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash
  • “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” — Joyce Meyer
  • “Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.”– Marie Curie
  • “It only takes one person to change your life – you.” – Ruth Casey
  • “Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.” – Maxwell Maltz
  • “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes
  • “The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  • “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen 
  • “Do not sit around waiting for things to come to you. Fight for what you want, take responsibility for yourself.” — Michel Tanus
  • “Every night before going to sleep, we must ask ourselves, what weakness did I overcome today? What virtue did I acquire?”– Seneca
  • “What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.” – Thomas Sprat
  • “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” — Aristotle
  • “Who is a true seeker grows, learns and discovers that he is the only one responsible for what happens.”– Jorge Bucay
  • “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington
  • “Any idea, plan or purpose can be put into my mind through repetition in thought.”– Napoleon Hill
  • “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl R. Rogers
  • “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton
  • “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey

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