Self-Development Quotes

Here's an inspiring series of self-development quotes to cheer you on, as you strive to improve yourself each and every day.

Whether you've always been on the journey of developing yourself, or you've just started, these quotes will inspire, motivate and encourage you on this wondrous journey of self-discovery and self-improvement.

For years, I've loved self-help books and tried various ways to improve and develop myself. I've always hoped that one great book or one great improvement course would turn my life around and change everything for the better.

It took me years to slowly grasp the truth that for changes and better outcomes to happen, I need to look within myself . I need learn to be a master of my thoughts instead of letting worries, doubts, fears, wild and aimless thoughts eat into my mind.

I'm beginning to see that the only lasting way to change my life and circumstances is to change my thoughts. My thoughts ultimately affect my habits, my character and then my circumstances.

As a woman who goes about uncovering your dreams, talents and purpose in life, please remember you are special and unique and you're here to walk on a path that only you can travel in this life.

You are in control of your own thoughts and your life. The power to change things resides in your mind and within you.

Let these self-development quotes speak to you!




A man's mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Be a student. Stay open and willing to learn from everyone and anyone. Being a student means you have room for new input. When you are green you grow, when you are ripe you rot. By staying green you will avoid the curse of being an expert. When you know in your heart that every single person you encounter in your lifetime has something to teach you, you are able to utilize their offerings in a profound way.
-- Dr Wayne W Dyer

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
-- Herbert Otto

Everybody wants to be somebody;
nobody wants to grow.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few take advantage of all that we have is simply, neglect.
-- Jim Rohn

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
-- Samuel Johnson

He who would govern others, first should be master of himself.
-- Philip Massinger

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
-- Pablo Picasso

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
-- Abraham H Maslow

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
-- Dr Phil

I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with making and keeping promises, until the whole human personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition are ultimately integrated and harmonized.
-- Stephen Covey

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
-- Oprah Winfrey

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
-- Aristotle

Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends, and your family.
-- Anthony Robbins

Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.
-- Stephen Covey

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
-- Og Mandino

Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not happen without personal growth.
-- Jim Rohn

One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential.
-- Brian Tracy

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
-- Edward Bulwer Lytton

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
-- Oscar Wilde

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
-- John Ruskin

The process of self-development can be described as the stripping away of layer after layer of all that is false.
-- The Daily Guru

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
-- Oscar Wilde

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
--Aldous Huxley

When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays...
-- Pablo Picasso

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
-- John Heider

You seek too much information and not enough transformation.
-- Sai Baba

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