Self Improvement Quotes and Quotations for Personal Growth

Self-Improvement Quotes

What Is Self Improvement?

Self improvement means improvement of one’s character, habits, reactions and behavior. It means getting rid of negative habits and building new, positive habits.

Self improvement also means developing skills that help you live a better life, such as willpower, self-discipline, concentration and inner peace. All these topics are well-covered in the articles and books that this website offers.

Here, you will find a collection of quotes on self improvement from various sources. You can find many more inspiring quotes at our inspiring and motivational quotes directory.

To benefit from the quotes on self improvement posted on this page, and from any other quotes, read each quote several times, and think about it for a few moments to understand it deeply. Then think how you can apply its wisdom in your life.

Self Improvement Quotes

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

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.

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
Wayne Dyer

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

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Tom Hopkins

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

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

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

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Wayne Dyer

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise Hay

Self improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.
Maxwell Maltz

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

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.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
Marie Curie

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.
William Faulkner

Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts.
Remez Sasson

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.

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.
Thomas Sprat

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

It only takes one person to change your life – you.
Ruth Casey

We must become the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi

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