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843 Motivational Quotes For Self Development (2023)

1. “The goal of this book is to help you reach any dream against all odds. Whether you want to transform a relationship, scale your team, start or grow your business, or be more productive in your personal life, my goal is to help you identify your habits that don’t work and replace them with empowering ones.”


2. “Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '. 


3. “Don’t take anything personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. ” – Don Miguel Ruiz


4. “If you don’t ask the right questions, you don’t get the right answers. A question asked the right way often point to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis.” 


5. “Life is like a game of chess.


6. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha


7. “Before you say you can’t do something…TRY IT.”


8. “Live out your imagination, not your history.”


9. “Let this be the criteria by which you measure all things: Is this an act of love?”


10. “Insist on yourself. Never imitate.”


11. “We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them. ”


12. “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


13. “If you are going through hell, keep going.”


14. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. “ 


15. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” 


16. “Your inner strength is your outer foundation. ” – Allan Rufus


17. “What get measured, gets managed.”


18. “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” Brian Tracy


19. “We must become the change we want to see.”–Mahatma Gandhi


20. “People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.”


21. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”


22. “Any idea, plan or purpose can be put into my mind through repetition in thought.”–Napoleon Hill


23. “Sometimes our best is simply not enough.  We have to do what is required.”


24. “To move the world we must first move ourselves.”


25. “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… Unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


26.  “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit. ” - e. e. cummings


27. “Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy. ” ― Deborah Day


28. “A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. ”  – Jillian Michaels 


29.  “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ” - Steve Maraboli


30. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive”.–Matt Cameron


31. “Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.” 


32. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ” – Denis Waitley


33. “No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.”


34. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.” · “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. · “Success comes from ...


35. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” 


36. “To grow yourself, start from knowing yourself. ” – Anonymous


37. “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.”


38. “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.”


39. “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow


40. “The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, “I was wrong. ” ― Sydney J. Harris


41. “For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be.  What is once well done, is well done forever.”


42. You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take


43. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. ” — Jim Rohn


44. “Lean” – Positively The Right Path to Perfection


45. “Worry is the most wasteful thing in the world.”


46. “Believing in yourself, is an endless destination. Believing you have failed, is the end of your journey.” Sarah Meredith


47. “We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do. ” — Martha Grimes


48.  “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. If you want to reach your goals and fulfill your potential, become intentional about your personal growth. It will change your life. ” Jim Rohn


49. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”


50. “Success is every minute you live.  It’s the process of living.  It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace.  Success is not a destination that you ever reach.  Success is the quality of the journey.”


51. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”


52. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant


53. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”


54. “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


55. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” 


56. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot


57.  “Life gets better whern we get better, life changes when we change. ” ATGW


58. “I tell people everywhere I go that my success began the day I started focusing on developing who I am as a person. ” — Eric Thomas


59. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ” – Albert Einstein


60. “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.” Anonymous


61. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”–Thomas Edison


62.  “I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures. ” - Yvie Oddly


63. “What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside you.” Wayne Dyer


64. “We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” Max DePree


65. “People are always blaming circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”


66. Meditate for 10 Minutes a Day


67. “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


68. “It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves or there is nothing for them to hang on to.” - Elon Musk


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


70. “Thoughts frame your portrait, action paints it. ” ― Charles F. Glassman


71. “If I want to be free, I've got to be me. Not the me you think I should be. Not the me I think my wife thinks I should be. Not the me I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I've got to be me. So I better know who me is.” - Bill Gove


72. “The path to success is to take massive determined action.”


73.  “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ” - Jane Goodall


74. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” Robin Sharma


75. “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” - Edmund Lee


76. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”


77. “Growth and improvement is about acknowledging weakness.” 


78. “To Effectively Communicate, We Must Realize That We Are All Different In The Way We Perceive The World And Use This Understanding As A Guide To Our Communication With Others. ” – Tony Robbins


79.  “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


80. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”


81. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


82. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


83. “We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.”


84. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.”


85. “We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.”


86. “Optimists are right.  So are pessimists.  It’s up to you to choose which you will be.”


87. “So, what if, instead of thinking about solving you whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow. ”  – Rainbow Rowell


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


89.  “With self-discipline most anything is possible. ” - Theodore Roosevelt


90. “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


91. “The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”


92. “People can cry much easier than they can change. ”


93.  “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it. ” Anonymous


94. “A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life.” Norman Cousins


95. “Follow your bliss!”


96. “So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.  Because that’s where you will find success. On the far side of failure.”


97. “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 


98. “Screw it, let’s do it – Just get on with it and do it. ”


99. “Everything can be improved.


100. “ What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ” - Jane Goodall


101. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” - Jim Rohn


102. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ” – 


103. “’What is’ is more important than ‘what should be.’ Too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking ‘what should be’.”


104. “In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.”


105. “Absorb What Is Useful, Discard What Is Not, Add What Is Uniquely Your Own. ” – Bruce Lee


106. “Follow your dream as long as you live, do not lessen the time of following desire, for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.”


107.  “We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are. ” Max DePree


108.  “Personal development is the conscious choice to improve one’s life to become a better person and to grow as an individual. ” Anonymous


109. “If you want to get more, you must become more.” ATGW


110.  “An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make. ” Jim Rohn


111. “To grow yourself, start from knowing yourself.” – Anonymous. Self-awareness is essential to living a happy and fulfilled life. Expanding your knowledge is one ...


112.  “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


113. “We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving. ” – Napoleon Hill


114. “Who is a true seeker grows, learns and discovers that he is the only one responsible for what happens.”–Jorge Bucay


115. “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. ” ― Deborah Day


116. “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”


117.  “If you want to become successful, you must first become the person who can be successful. ” Anonymous


118. “There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all. ” – Confucius


119. “Dare to love yourself


120. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


121. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw


122. “Personal development brings forth your greatness from within.” 


123. —Cecil B. · Motivation is what gets you started. · "For anything 


124. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”


125. “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”–Ivan Turgenev


126. “We are dependent entirely on obedience to the laws of nature for our success or failure in this life.” - Raymond Holliwell


127. “There are two primary choices in life:  to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”


128. “The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. ” – Martin Luther King Jr


129.  “'First things first' might be a cliche, but it's a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. ” - Stacey Abrams


130. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ”  – Nelson Mandela 


131. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra


132. “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. ”


133. “The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.”


134. “Success it the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.”


135. “Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.”


136. “Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap… and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may sour.”


137. “But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise. ” – Stephen R. Covey


138. “In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.”


139. “When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. ”


140. “Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.”


141. “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


142. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ” — Aldous Huxley


143. “It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.” Sanhita Baruah


144. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”


145. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting.”


146. “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. ” – James Allen


147.  “Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you. ” - Nedra Glover Tawwab


148. “Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say “no”, but also being willing and able to enforce that “no” when necessary. ” ― Jessica Moore


149. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ” ― Albert Einstein


150. “Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.”


151. “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. ” – Zig Ziglar


152. “Real difficulties can be overcome; It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”


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


154. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”


155. “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” - James Allen


156. “If you don’t take care of your body, Where then will you live?” - Jim Rohn


157. “The difference between success and mediocrity is all in the way you think.”


158. Mahatma Gandhi - On One´s Change Responsibility


159. “If you can't fly, then run if you can't run, then walk if you can't walk, then crawl whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King


160. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work


161. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength, but through persistence.”


162. “Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”


163.  “When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be. ” - Elliot Page


164. “No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”


165.  “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals. ” Brian Tracy


166. “It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. ”  – Donald Miller


167. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ” ― Oprah Winfrey


168. “The highest reward for one’s toil is not what one gets for it, but what one becomes by it.”


169. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”


170. “The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present.” - Alice Morse Earle


171.  “It is never too late to be who you might have been. ” - George Eliot


172.  “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ” - Les Brown


173. “Setting goals is essential when it comes to personal development. ” — Thibaut Meurisse


174. “I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.”


175.  “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. ” - Confucius


176. “Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.”


177. “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.”


178. “We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it. ” – Robin Sharma


179. “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.” 


180. “So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning. ” – T. Harv Eker


181. “Life gets better whern we get better, life changes when we change.” ATGW


182. “Oh I should probably sleep a little more. Its 5:45AM and I have to go for run at 6:00AM anyway”


183. “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


184. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” - Earl Nightingale


185. “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. ”


186. “If you would stop analyzing everything and just look for things to appreciate, you would live happily ever after. ”


187. “Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming for it unswervingly.”


188. “Personal Development Is A Major Time-Saver. The Better You Become, The Less Time It Takes You To Achieve Your Goals. ” – Brian Tracy


189. “Personal development seperates you from the crowd.” ATGW


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


191. “Don’t fear failure.  Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”


192.  “The longest journey is the journey inward. ” Dag Hammarskjold


193. “A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.”


194. “There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”


195. “I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.” – George Bernard Shaw


196. “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”


197. “Your personal development goals can lead you forward to a more rewarding life despite challenges, pitfalls or trials. You do have a choice and you do have the option. ” — Byron Pulsifer


198. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ” ― Steve Maraboli


199. “Many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone’s notable achievements.”


200.  “Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself but also attract opportunities and affect others. ” Jim Rohn


201. “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” 


202. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.  Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.”


203. Maya Angelou - On Adding Meaning To One´s Life


204. “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.” - Earl Nightingale


205. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?” 


206. “Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”


207.  “Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence. ” - Frida Kahlo


208. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing.” Nina Atwood


209. “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”–Wayne Dyer


210. “Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.”


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


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


213. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” 


214. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


215. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.”


216. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso


217.  “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ” - Oprah Winfrey


218. “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. ” – Zig Ziglar


219. “Every time we push personal development aside, we invite personal struggle into our lives.” Hal Elrod


220. “Those who seek a better life must first become a better person. ”


221. “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”


222.  “The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. ” Anonymous


223. “The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results. ” – John Eliot


224. “Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


225. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat.  Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weakness … on your powers, instead of your problems.”


226. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” - Paulo Coelho


227.  “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ” Henry David Thoreau


228. “Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom. ”


229. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. ” ―Pat Summitt


230. “To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.”


231. “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”


232. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. ” — Jim Rohn


233. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”– Ernest Hemingway


234. “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums.


235. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”–Confucius


236. “Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned. ” ― Oscar Auliq Ice


237. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ” ― Rob Siltanen     


238.  “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ” - Harriet Beecher Stowe


239. “If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.” 


240.  “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ” - Ernest Hemingway


241.  “Don’t go through life, grow through life. ” - Eric Butterworth


242.  “To grow yourself, start from knowing yourself. ” Anonymous


243. “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter… and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up.


244. “Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”–Bo Bennett


245. “Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.”​


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247. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”


248. “After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”


249. “Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” Henry Drummond


250. “Personal development is the conscious choice to improve one’s life to become a better person and to grow as an individual.” Anonymous


251. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” Napoleon Hill


252. “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”


253. “The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”


254. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”


255. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” 


256. “One must have strategies to execute dreams.”


257.  “The best investment you can make is in yourself. ” Warren Buffet


258. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” — Will Durant


259. “Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.”


260. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” - Buddha


261. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. ” — Herbert Otto Gille


262. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”


263.  “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. ” Robin Sharma


264. “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”​


265. “We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are. ” – Max DePree


266. “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.” – Vivekananda


267. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.”–Wayne Dyer


268. “We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it. ” – Robin Sharma


269. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. ” – Brian Tracy


270. “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”


271. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. ” – Pat Summitt


272. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it


273. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”


274. “If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” 


275. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.”–John C. Maxwell


276. “The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.”


277. “ Stay afraid, but do it anyway


278. “Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.”–Tom Hopkins


279. “The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.”–B. R. Haydon


280. “If you add the value, you will become the brand. Find a way to add more value than anyone else does. ”


281. “If you can imagine it, you can create it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.”


282. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. ” – The Dalai Lama


283. “Qualities die for want of attention, so any unlovely state might best be rubbed out by imagining “beauty for ashes and joy for mourning” rather than by direct attacks on the state from which we would be free.” - Neville Goddard


284. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”–James Allen


285. “We are affected by what we know so get the information. Don’t be lazy in learning. ”


286. “Don’t allow yourself to be satisfied with your success. Critique what you’ve achieved and ask what you can learn from others. ” – Oscar Auliq-Ice


287. “If you are moving forward in your life, If you are progressing personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually – you will be happy.” - Tony Robbins


288. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world”  – Helen Keller 


289. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ” — Aristotle


290. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”


291. “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. ”


292.  “Every time we push personal development aside, we invite personal struggle into our lives. ” Hal Elrod


293. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein


294. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” 


295. “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. ”


296. “The greatest investment you’ll ever make is investing in you. ”― Wesam Fawzi


297.  “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


298. “It is in the deconstruction of ourselves that we begin to build our lives. ” – Delora Argiro OBrien


299. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”


300. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”


301. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ” – Les Brown


302. “There’s always room for improvement. ”


303. “Try to forget yourself in the service of others.  For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent.  But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.”


304. “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.” 


305. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing. ” — Nina Atwood


306. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”


307. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.”


308. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”


309. “Never walk away from failure.  On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.”


310. You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself


311. “What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be. ” – Russell Simmons


312. “The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.”


313. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. ” ―Norman Mailer


314. “The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.”


315. “The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”


316.  “Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may soar. ” - Kristi Bowman


317. “If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. “


318. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. ” — Albert Einstein


319. “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. ” – Jean Vanier


320. “We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still. ”― Becky Williamson-Martin


321. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley


322. “Income seldom exceeds personal development.” Jim Rohn


323. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it.  Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it.  If you do, you’ll win — if you don’t you won’t.”


324. “Know who you are, and be it. Know what you want, and go out and get it!” – Carroll Bryant


325. “Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself but also attract opportunities and affect others.” Jim Rohn


326. “Your personal development goals can lead you forward to a more rewarding life despite challenges, pitfalls or trials. You do have a choice and you do have the option.” Byron Pulsifer, Personal Growth


327. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson


328. Mark Twain - On Cheering Up Others


329. “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” Denis Waitley. “I have discovered in life that ...


330. “Follow your bliss!” – Joseph Campbell


331. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”


332. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”


333.  “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ” - Warren Buffett


334.  “By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better. ” - Laverne Cox


335.  “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ” - Chinese Proverb


336. “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”–Alan Watts


337. “Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.  It moves stones, it charms brutes.  Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”


338. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”


339. “If you are going to succeed, you must deal with what caused you to fail. ”


340. “I will speak ill of no one and speak all the good I know of everybody.”


341. Investing in your own growth and self development isn’t selfish. It’s self care


342. Success is not what you get but who you become. The only way to become more is to develop yourself 


343. “The best investment you can make is in yourself.” Warren Buffet


344. “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” 


345. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ” ― Jane Goodall


346. “The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


347. “Setting Goals Is The First Step In Turning The Invisible Into The Visible. ” – Tony Robbins


348. “Look in the mirror that’s your competition.” Anonymous


349. “I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient.”


350. “Everyone wants to contribute. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. Some people are on a mission. Celebrate them. Others wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them.”


351. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ” ― Denis Waitley


352. “Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic. ” ― Paul O’Brien


353. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. ” – Jim Rohn


354.  “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ” - Edith Wharton


355. “Be The Change You Want To See In The World. ” – Gandhi


356. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. ” – Norman Mailer


357. “Learn to work harder on yourself than on your job.” - Jim Rohn


358. “To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”


359.  “To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery. ” Robin Sharma


360. “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for. ” – Marcus Aurelius


361. “The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.”


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


363. “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”


364.  See personal development quotes stock video clips


365. “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


366. “A candle never loses any of its light while lighting up another Candle.” - Rumi


367. “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.”–Brian Tracy


368. “Do not fear to be your true self, for everything you want, wants you.” - Genevieve Behrend


369. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”


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


371.  “Be the change you want to see in the world. ” Gandhi


372.  “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


373. . . 1. “Real growth and development is when you start checking and correcting yourself. ” 2. “Invest in 


374. “Enthusiam is the steam that drives the engine.”


375. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”


376. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”


377. “I am frequently asked by coaches what they can do to maintain and raise their skill in their coaching work. My answer is to practice, practice, and practice, but with greater awareness of yourself and other people, and to be committed to your own continuing personal development.” John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance


378. “Never expect a thing you do not want, and never desire a thing you do not expect.”


379. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” 


380. “No man is ever whipped until he quits — in his own mind.”


381. “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocaldecision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something. ”


382. “Creation is not unwilling to open to you the doors to the beyond. It is not creation’s unwillingness that you are struggling with. You are struggling with the walls of resistance that you have built around yourself.” - Sadhguru


383.  “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. ” - Malala Yousafzai


384. “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”


385. “If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


386. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” - Confucius


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


388.  “Your job is to be the best that you can possibly be. ” Brain Tracy


389. “It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end; however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first.”


390. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”


391.  “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ” - Rob Siltanen


392. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. ” – Lao Tzu


393. “The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company.” 


394. “Success often comes to those who dare to act.  It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.”


395. “Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”


396. “To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery.” Robin Sharma


397. “The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”


398. “Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. ”


399. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson


400. “To the degree you give others what they need, they will give you what you need.” - Og Mandino


401. “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.”


402. “See things the way they are not worse than they are. ”


403. “Never let your work drive you.  Master it and keep it in complete control.”


404. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.”– Anthony J D Angelo


405. “Always bear in mind that our own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”


406. “The more connected we are to our emotions and thoughts, the more prepared we are to experience growth and personal development.” Brett Blumenthal, 52 Small Changes for the Mind


407. “Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.”


408. “God has entrusted me with myself. ”


409. “Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.”–Marcus Aurelius


410. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities.  They vary in their desire to reach their potential.”


411. “You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is. ” – Esther and Jerry Hicks


412. “I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.”


413.  “Personal development brings forth your greatness from within. ” ATGW


414. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”


415.  “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ” - Thomas Jefferson


416. “Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.”


417. “The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development.” Jim Rohn


418. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”–Robin Sharma


419. “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never makes a mistake never made a discovery.”


420. “The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colours which at every succeeding moment it presents to you, are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.” - James Allen


421. “Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality. ”


422. “Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” Zig Ziglar


423. “Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his goals. Nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong mental attitude.”


424. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”


425. “Do, Or Do Not. There Is No Try. ” – Yoda


426. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”–Paulo Coelho


427. “The seat of freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work, does what he wants to do.”


428. “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


429. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”


430. “Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. When you occupy it, step into it consciously, you live it. ”


431. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning


432. “Success is a journey, not a destination.”


433. “I Always Prefer To See The Best Of Everybody,It Saves So Much Trouble”


434.  “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. ” - Benjamin Mays


435. “Practice all movements slow and fast, soft and hard; the effectiveness of Jeet Kune-Do depends on split-second timing and reflexive action, which can be achieved only through repetitious practice.”


436.  “Personal development seperates you from the crowd. ” ATGW


437. “You cannot fix what you will not face. ”


438. “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.”


439. “What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill


440. “Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”


441. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”


442. “The only journey is the journey within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


443. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi


444. “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.”


445. “Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better.”


446. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth. ” – John C. Maxwell


447. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ” — George Bernard Shaw


448. “Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge.”


449. “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” - Earl Nightingale


450. “In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.”


451.  “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


452. “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” - Les Brown


453. “There is nothing wrong with making mistakes and not having all the answers, so long as we are willing to admit this and strive for personal betterment. Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out that they don’t.” Leo Buscaglia


454. “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


455. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” 


456. “Curiosity improved the cat. ” ― Brandon Nankivell


457. “If you know what to do to reach your goal, it’s not a big enough goal. ” ― Bob Proctor


458. “Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities.  The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.”


459. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.  It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”


460. If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real


461.  “If you want to get more, you must become more. ” ATGW


462. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” 


463. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true


464. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”


465. “If the people in your circle aren’t contributing to your growth, then you’re not in a circle… you’re in a cage. ”― Kianu Starr


466. “Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort.”–Remez Sasson


467. “Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow. ”


468. “Being a leader is living life on your terms not getting followers. ”


469. “The longest journey is the journey inward. ”- Dag Hammarskjold


470. “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.”


471. “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”


472. “Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about.”


473.  “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become. ” Eli Cohen


474. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” 


475. “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”


476. “A master lives in the world of transformation, not the world of loss and gain.”


477. “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.”


478. “I don’t have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.”


479. “We find it normal for a child to be afraid of the dark, but we should never find it normal for an adult to be afraid of the light.” - Robin Sharma


480. “What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.”


481. “Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.” - James Allen


482. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”


483. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”


484. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. If you want to reach your goals and fulfil your potential, become intentional about your personal growth. It will change your life. ” – Jim Rohn


485. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.”


486. Take a Cold Shower Every Morning


487. “The longest journey is the journey inward.” Dag Hammarskjold


488. ” ― George Bernard Shaw – Self Improvement Quotes. In order to grow in life, we 


489. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”


490. “Finding is reserved for the searchers, we don’t find what we need, we find what we search for. ”


491. “Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.  You might know how to read, but more importantly, what’s your plan to read?”


492. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley


493. “We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving. ” – Napoleon Hill


494. “If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. ” — Lord Chesterfield


495. “Your job is to be the best that you can possibly be. ” – Brain Tracy


496. “Everything moves, nothing rests. We live in an ocean of motion. Everything is the expression of the same thing: Energy, at a different rate of vibration.”


497. “Progress comes with practice, and practice comes with purpose. Know your “why. ”” – Melissa Steginus


498. “Don’t go through life, grow through life. ” ― Eric Butterworth


499. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it. Rather, it’s that we aim too low and we reach it.” - Michelangelo


500. “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.” – Eli Cohen


501.  “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ” - Albert Einstein


502. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ” – Buddha


503. “Success is not measured by what a man accomplished, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”


504. “Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole. ” – Seneca


505. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”


506. “What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”


507. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”


508. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” 


509. “I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. ”


510. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller


511. “Life goes by rapidly. Don’t delay. Don’t put it off. Don’t wait until you have some spare time. Don’t wait until the time’s ‘right’.” Ken Keyes


512. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.”


513. “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter… and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up.”


514. “If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. ” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer


515. “When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but not your opponent, you will win one and lose one. However, when you do not know yourself or your opponent, you will be imperiled every time.”


516. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”


517. “Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being ‘wholly’ and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”


518. “Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.”


519. “The important thing is that we must be constantly moving forward – yes, the progressive realization of a predetermined goal. And our growth should never end.”


520. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?”


521. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”


522.  “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ” - Bernice Johnson Reagon


523. “The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.”


524. “Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.”


525. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.”


526. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. ” — Bruce Lee


527. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”


528.  “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


529. “What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others. ”


530. “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”


531. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” - Paulo Coelho


532. “Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”


533. “If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.”


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


535. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”


536. “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


537. “There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself. ” ― Frank Sonnenberg


538. “The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. ” – Bob Proctor


539. “ Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ” - Albert Einstein


540. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


541. “Be the change you want to see in this world. ” – Gandhi · 2. “In our struggle for 


542. “You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ”


543. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein


544. “A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo.  Use it often.”


545. “Is is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.”


546. “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”


547. “We can not become what we need to by remaining what we are.” Oprah Winfrey


548. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”


549. “Income seldom exceeds personal development. ” ―Jim Rohn · 2. “Every moment of one's existence, one is growing into more or retreating into 


550. “Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going!”


551. “The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.”


552. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well.”


553. “The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.”


554. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”


555. “An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make.”


556. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. ” – Deborah Day


557. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.”


558.  “Look in the mirror that’s your competition. ” Anonymous


559. “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


560. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee


561. “Manage the cause, not the result.” 


562.  “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. ” - Robert Tew


563.  “Income seldom exceeds personal development. ” Jim Rohn


564. “In order to be knowledgeable in these changing times, we must pursue a constant program of self-improvement, a never-ending journey into new fields of knowledge and learning.” - Og Mandino


565. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”


566. “Be the change you want to see in the world.”–Gandhi


567. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”


568. “No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.”


569. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. ” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now


570. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and 


571. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. If you want to reach your goals and fulfill your potential, become intentional about your personal growth. It will change your life.” Jim Rohn


572. “Self-development will help you better yourself, and it’ll allow you to make way fewer mistakes, helping your business to grow and survive.” Monica Bell, Passive Income


573. “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.”


574. “The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” Anonymous


575. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”


576. “Never be afraid to tread the path alone.  Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.”


577.  “The power of imagination makes us infinite. ” - John Muir


578. “If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.”


579. “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


580. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ” — E. E. cummings


581. “If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.”


582. “The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves.”


583. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”


584. “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.” 


585. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up, he needs education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


586. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”


587. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”


588. “We are powerfully imprisoned by the terms in which we have been conducted to think.” - Buckminster Fuller


589. ”The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency”. 


590. “Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.”


591. “An education is not so much about making a living as making a person. ”― Tara Westover


592. “Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.”


593. “To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery. ” – Robin Sharma


594. “Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. ” ― B. R. Ambedkar


595.  “Personal development is essential for a positive mindset, self-motivational, increasing self-belief and raising your standards. ” Anonymous


596. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”–Shannon L. Alder


597. “Don’t think about making money, think about making a difference, spot where others are doing it badly and do it better. ”


598. “Personal development brings forth your greatness from within.” ATGW. “The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development.” Jim Rohn.


599. “If we’re really committed to growth, we never stop discovering new dimensions of self and self-expression. ” — Oprah Winfrey


600. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” 


601. “The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”


602. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway.” - Earl Nightingale


603. “If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.”


604. “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.” 


605. “Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” James Bryant Conant


606.  “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. ” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


607. “Treat yourself as you are, and you will remain as you are. Treat yourself as you could be, and you will become what you should be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


608. “People don’t grow by accident, they grow by