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.

Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.

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.


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.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
– John Dewey

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.
– Jewel

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

The best opportunity to begin to create yourself is always the present.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

Hard work + smart work = eye caching success, shortcut is not ever
– Chiranjit Paul


Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
– William Butler Yeats

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
– John Dewey

Don’t start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today.

He who stops being better stops being good.
– Oliver Cromwell

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