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.

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.
Oprah Winfrey


We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.
– Sheryl Sandberg

All we can do is take one step at a time, no matter how worn that step may be.

Submitted by: Melissa Craft on March 24, 2019

Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow.
– Les Brown

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

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
– Michelle Obama

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.

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.


There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
– Mary Kay Ash

Keep believing, keep growing. Heaven will be cheering you on today, tomorrow, forever.
– Jeffrey R. Holland

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
– Eleanor Brownn

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

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln

I’m going to get through this; I’m going to be fine. The power to do it is all in my mind.
– Cindy Wagner

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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


The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.
– David Lee Roth

It’s not about money or connections—it’s the willingness to out work and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.
– Mark Cuban

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
– Tryon Edwards

Fight what you are today to become what you wanna be tomorrow.
Sipho P Nkosi

Submitted by: Sipho P Nkosi on July 14, 2018

Invest in yourself so others can invest in you.

Submitted by: Neo Shamon on May 3, 2017

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