65 Self Development Quotes On Success In Life

These self development quotes will inspire you. Self development is taking steps to better yourself, such as by learning new skills or overcoming bad habits or the process by which a person’s character or abilities are gradually developed.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self development quotes, self development sayings, and self development proverbs.

Best Self Development Quotes

  1. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
  2. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  4. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Laozi

  5. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” ~ Denis Waitley
  6. “If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.” ~ Brian Tracy
  7. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” ~ Jim Rohn
  8. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.” ~ Bruce Lee

  9. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  10. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  11. “When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  12. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~ Jim Ryun

  13. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant
  14. “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
  15. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
  16. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” ~ Jim Rohn

  17. “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 , Self development quotes growth
  18. “What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  19. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn
  20. “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  21. “Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.” ~ Brian Tracy
  22. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  23. “If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  24. “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” ~ Les Brown

  25. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
  26. “Be the change you want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  28. “Be the change you want to see in your networks” ~ James H. Fowler

  29. “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  30. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
  31. “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.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  32. “The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  33. “Be the trouble you want to see in the world.” ~ Joey Comeau
  34. “Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and direct all your energies towards it.” ~ Robin Sharma
  35. “Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.” ~ Abdelkader El Djezairi
  36. “Take what’s useful, discard what is not.” ~ Bruce Lee

  37. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.” ~ Plato
  38. “Be the compromise you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  39. “Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.” ~ Menander
  40. “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  41. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  42. “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  43. “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.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  44. “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

  45. “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  46. “The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.” ~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  47. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn
  48. “Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Eric Mangini

  49. “If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.” ~ Phil McGraw
  50. “Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  51. “You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.” ~ Russell Simmons
  52. “Build what you want to see in the world.” ~ Jack Dorsey

  53. “In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.” ~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  54. “What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.” ~ Russell Simmons
  55. “When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  56. “Self – development should be a perpetual process. In life you are either growing or rotting. You’re moving forward or backwards; there is no standing still.” ~ Al Duncan

  57. “The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” ~ Muhammad
  58. “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
  59. “We need from every man who aspires to leadership-for himself
    and his company-a determination to undertake a personal
    program of self-development. Nobody is going to order a man
    to develop …. Whether a man lags behind or moves ahead in
    his specialty is a matter of his own personal application. This is something which takes time, work, and sacrifice. Nobody can do
    it for you.” ~ Ralph J. Cordiner
  60. “Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven’t paid the price to decide what is really important to them.” ~ Stephen Covey

  61. “Humanism believes that the individual attains the good life by harmoniously combining personal satisfactions and continuous self-development with significant work and other activities that contribute to the welfare of the community.” ~ Corliss Lamont
  62. “Self-development is the only thing that keeps a person from burning out. We all have many needs – the need for certainty, the need for variety, the need for significance, and the need for connection. But, ultimately, we must grow, and we must contribute in a meaningful way in order to feel fulfilled.” ~ Tony Robbins
  63. “One hour spent in spinning should be an hour of self-development for the spinner.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  64. “The most direct and practical method of self-development is to achieve yourself by your own effort.” ~ Hua Ching Ni
  65. “The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning “heart.” Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.” ~ Rollo May

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