Self Improvement Quotes

“You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.”
—- James Allen 
“Choose a life that is most useful and habit will make it the most agreeable.”
—- Sir Francis Bacon
“Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
—- Dorothea Brande
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”
—- Pearl Buck
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
—- Buddha
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”
—- Dr. David M. Burns
“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”
—- Albert Camus
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
—- Dale Carnegie
“Man is what he believes.”
—- Anton Chekhov
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
—- Sir Winston Churchill
“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”
—- Sir Winston Churchill
“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
—- Confucius
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”
—- John Dewey
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.”
—- Walt Disney
“In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.”
—- Benjamin Disraeli
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
—- Thomas A. Edison
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
—- Albert Einstein
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
—- Albert Einstein
“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”
—- George Eliot
“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
—- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”
—- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”
—- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
—- Robert Fritz
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”
—- Mahatma Gandhi
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
—- Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
—- Mahatma Gandhi
“As soon as you to trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
—- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”
—- James Gordon, M.D.
“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”
—- Napoleon Hill
“No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.”
—- Napoleon Hill
“To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.”
—- Victor Hugo
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
—- Victor Hugo
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
—- William James
“This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.”
—- William James
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”
—- John F. Kennedy
“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”
—- John F. Kennedy
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
—- Martin Luther King Jr.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
—- Martin Luther King Jr.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”  
—- Abraham Lincoln
“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
—- John Locke
“We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.”
—- Randy K. Milholland
“We must be the epitome – the embodiment – of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.”
—- Earl Nightingale 
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
—- Norman Vincent Peale
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
—- Norman Vincent Peale
“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”
—- Ronald Reagan
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
—- Tony Robbins
“You always pass failure on the way to success.”
—- Mickey Rooney
“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
—- Bertrand Russell
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. ”
—- Jim Rohn
“For things to change, we have to change.”
—- Jim Rohn
“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
—- George Sand
“Strong reasons make strong actions.”
—- William Shakespeare
“People are always blaming their 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.”
—- George Bernard Shaw
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
—- Beverly Sills
“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
—- W. Clement Stone
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
—- Harriet Beecher Stowe
“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
—- Mother Teresa
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
—- Mother Teresa
“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.”
—- Oscar Wilde
“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”
—- Oprah Winfrey
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
—- Frank Lloyd Wright
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
—- Zig Ziglar
“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” 
—- Unknown
“It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.”
—- Unknown
“Constant self improvement will create constant growth and happiness.”
—- Unknown

One Response to “Self Improvement Quotes”

  1. Patrick Mabe Says:

    Really inspiring

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