70 Best Personal Growth Quotes – Improve Your Self Growth

Personal Growth Quotes – Looking for some inspiration growth quotes to start the new year off in a positive way? Regardless of your goals, these words from some of the most notable writers, scientists, philosophers, politicians, business professionals, and athletes will certainly resonate. Bookmark these 50 best personal development quotes to draw upon in the coming months.

These 70 Personal Growth Quotes Will Inspire You

Personal Growth Quotes

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett

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

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. – Hunter S. Thompson

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape. – Charles Dickens

Personal Growth Quotes

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. – C. JoyBell C.

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. – Anais Nin

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. – Steve Maraboli

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? – John Keats

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. – Walter Mosley

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

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. – Sigmund Freud

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be. – Heath L. Buckmaster

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me. – C. JoyBell C.

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller. – Paul Klee

Personal Growth Quotes

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. – Andy Rooney

Growth Quotes

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. – Marcel Proust

I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end. – Daphne Du Maurier

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. – Edward Abbey

You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations. – Roy T. Bennett

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds wings. – Jelaluddin Rumi

When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. – Roy T. Bennett

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F. Kennedy

Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change. – Roy T. Bennett

There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness. – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow. – Thomas Paine

Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. – Johann wolfgang

The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. – Idowu Koyenika

My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present. – Steve Goodier

Self Growth Quotes

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 E. Frankl

Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again. – Idowu Koyenikan

Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. – Roy T. Bennett

Personal Growth Quotes

You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow. – Idowu Koyenikan

Push your boundaries beyond the ordinary; be that “extra” in “extraordinary. – Roy T. Bennett

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good. – Elizabeth Edwards

The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored. – Criss Jami

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. – Cynthia Occelli

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it. – Michael A. Singer

Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow. – Anthony Robbins

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it. – William James

The body grows slowly and steadily but the soul grows by leaps and bounds. It may come to its full stature in an hour. – L.M. Montgomery

But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life. – Idowu Koyenikan

No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind. – Nikki Rowe

You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. – Charlotte Eriksson

Personal Growth Quotes

We become aware of the void as we fill it. – Antonio Porchia

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are. – Cherie Carter-Scott

Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. – Horace Mann

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. – William Jordan

Whenever you are going through life’s challenges, remember that for iron to be cast into its desired form, it must first go through intense heat. – idowu koyenikan

Life Growth Quotes

The only time you truly become an adult is when you finally forgive your parents for being just as flawed as everyone else. – Douglas Kennedy

Even though our time in this life is temporary, if we live well enough, our legacy will last forever. – idowu koyenikan

You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself. – Mandy Hale

Keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Live simply. Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence. – Tony Samara

A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else. – Criss Jami

A relationship built on lies and trickery will not last; only truthfulness can uphold a relationship – idowu koyenikan

Acquiring wisdom is great but it is not the goal, applying it is. – idowu koyenikan

Sometimes it is good to be in uncomfortable situations because it is in finding our way out of such difficulties that we learn valuable lessons. – Idowu Koyenikan

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. – C.G. Jung

A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond. – Solange nicole

Personal Growth Quotes

The journey I’m taking is inside me. Just like blood travels down veins, what I’m seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart. – Haruki Murakami

The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply. – Joseph Campbell

You only grow when you are alone. – Paul Newman

An education is not so much about making a living as making a person. – Tara Westover

No matter what happened yesterday it is insignificant when compared to what lies within the core of your being today. – Sandy Brewer

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Anatole France

Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint. – Paulo Coelho

We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t. – Frank A. Clark

Don’t let your habits become handcuffs – Elizabeth Berg

and it is hard to let go, to imagine alternatives, but you are bold with unknowing, you are ready to explore. – Terra Elan

We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others. – Brené Brown