Self Improvement Quotes and Sayings
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
– Lao Tzu
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
– Henry David Thoreau
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
– James Allen
Unless you try to do something beyond you have already mastered, you will never grow.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.
– Oprah Winfrey
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
– John Dewey
Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.
Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow.
– Les Brown
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.
– B. R. Haydon
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
– Michelle Obama
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
– Oprah Winfrey
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
– Tryon Edwards
Know yourself to improve yourself.
– Auguste Comte
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.
We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams.
Man’s duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.
– Immanuel Kant