57 Inspiring Personal Development Quotes for Growth

I’ve been a student of personal development for more than 10 years now, having read hundreds of books, bought numerous courses and been to a handful of conferences. This industry is certainly undervalued and can have a massive influence on our progress, both in business and in life.

Chances are that you’ve seen many self help quotes on social media. Some really motivate you and others let you ponder a different alternative in the world. Either way, I hope you can find some quotes that resonate with you on this epic list.

Best Quotes on Personal Development

1. Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.

Denis Waitley

2. Income seldom exceeds personal development.

Jim Rohn

3. There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.

William Hague

4. 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

5. Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. The best investment you can make is in yourself.

Warren Buffet

7. Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.

Jean Vanier

8. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

10. The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

11. What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

13. With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Theodore Roosevelt

14. Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.

Pat Summitt

15. Your job is to be the best that you can possibly be.

Brain Tracy

16. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Fredrick Nietzsche

17. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

18. You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

Henry David Thoreau

19. If you want to make a masterpiece, you have to be willing to create a little garbage along the way.

James Clear

20. Every time we push personal development aside, we invite personal struggle into our lives.

Hal Elrod

21. The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin Mays

22. Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.

Norman Mailer

23. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

24. Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

Zig Ziglar

25. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Les Brown

26. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

27. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

Denis Waitley

28. If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.

Kevin Ngo

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

Beverly D’Angelo

30. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.


31. We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.

Rick Warren

32. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth

33. The longest journey is the journey inward.

Dag Hammarskjold

34. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

35. Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.

William Thackeray

36. Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.

Brian Tracy

37. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

Paulo Coelho

38. We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

Max DePree

39. It is never too late to be who you might have been.

George Eliot

40. You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.

Idowu Koyenikan

41. An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make.

Jim Rohn

42. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

Amelia Earhart

43. You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.

Shonda Rhimes

44. To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery.

Robin Sharma

45. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

46. Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.

Eli Cohen

47. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

48. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

49. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

50. 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

51. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

52. The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.

Robin Sharma

53. Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle

54. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Benjamin Franklin

55. The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.

Jen Sincero

56. 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

57. Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself but also attract opportunities and affect others.

Jim Rohn

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