Positive Inspirational Personal Growth Quotes

 'Positive inspirational personal growth quotes to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

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When you voice your disagreement, begin by talking about what you have in common
with the person you are arguing with. Too often we rush to judgment, race to argue
and overlook all the common ground we share
Matthew Kelly 

The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give
Walt Whitman

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are
John Wooden

A dog will teach you unconditional love.
If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad

 Robert Wagner

What goes around comes around. You get what you give and
also if you do good things, good things will happen.
Author Unknown

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view
Harper Lee

The simplest things in life are also the most precious
Author Unknown

Happiness may be found only by helping others to find it
Napoleon Hill

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family
Mother Teresa

No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family
Author Unknown

Love is when obstacles seem impossible to overcome and you think
you cannot give any more, you try, once more, every time 
Deri Bakker

Failure is another stepping stone to greatness
Oprah Winfrey

When we give ourselves permission to fail,
we at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.

 Eloise Ristad

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.
They're absolutely free and worth a fortune
Sam Walton

You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind,
but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of
Jim Rohn

Self improvement is a daily event you should never neglect
Amy Temple

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
can never go back to its old dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters
in our lives won’t have a title until much later

Bob Goff 

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us

Marcel Proust 

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. 
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
Jalal ad-Din Rumi 

Things are not always what they are seen to be;
the first appearance, glance, view, deceives or imposes on many

Time is free, but its priceless.You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Harvey MacKay

It's in the silence when we learn the best life lessons.  
Happiness and peace are already inside of us.  
There's no reason to keep searching for it on the outside.
Amy Temple

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are
Goldie Hawn

As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year
David Grayson

The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire
lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.
Doug Baldwin

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out
and the tide of love rushes in
Kristin Armstrong

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours
Tia Walker

You are an original, an individual, a masterpiece.
Celebrate that; don't let your uniqueness make you shy.
Don't be someone other than the wonder you are.
Every star is important to the sky

Douglas Pagels

Taking that first step into living a completely different life can be so frightening,
use that fear as the strength needed to take that leap
Amy Temple

We should cultivate the ability to say no to activities for which we have no interest or real concern,
if we learn to say no to many things, then we will be able to say yes to the things that matter most
Roy Blauss 

Getting out of your comfort zone is really scary,
but it's absolutely necessary in order to live the best life you can live

Amy Temple

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going
Beverly Sills

In order to live the life you were meant to live, let go of what happened,
focus on the present and look forward to what the future holds
Amy Temple

If you spend your life over analysing every encounter
you will always see the tree, but never the forest
Shannon L. Alder 

It's not about thinking outside the box.
It's about realizing there is no box

Jari Askins

I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others
Booker T. Washington

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do
Johann Wolfgang con Goethe

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Marcel Proust

Follow your dreams, they know the way
Kobi Yamada 

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured
by the compassionate actions of its members

Coretta Scott King

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community
and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can

George Bernard Shaw 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has

Margaret Mead 

Look at life through eyes of faith not doubt
Amy Temple

Faith is the strength needed to get through difficult times
Amy Temple

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it

Ralph Marston

Creating your dream life is based on your internal happiness, love, perseverance and patience.
It is an everyday process. Trust yourself and enjoy the journey
Purvi Raniga

Appreciate what you have, where you are and who you are with in this moment
Tony Clark

There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling.
It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.

Oprah Winfrey

If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.
For your passion will lead you right into your purpose

T.D. Jakes

When you accomplish something that you once believed was impossible,
it makes you a new person. It changes the way you see yourself and the world

John C. Maxwell

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson

Tom Bodett
American Author

Set your sights high, the higher the better.
Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now.
Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to
hamper you or hold you up in any way

Eileen Caddy

Embrace your uniqueness. Be the best original self you can be
Amy Temple

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug
than in a thousand meaningful words
Ann Hood

Faith is the strength needed to get through difficult times
Amy Temple

Basic human contact . . . the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words
. . . is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you’re feeling abandoned by the world,
interact with anyone you can
Martha Beck

Being loving is the best beauty routine one can ever have
Amy Temple

The Real You Matters
No matter how much the world changes, there will always be people
who need your unique mix of natural abilities and perspective
Peter Nicholls
Life Mentor and Australia's People Gardener

Take each new day you are given to better yourself
Amy Temple

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful.
But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying
Fred Rogers

Real strength entails being considerate and supportive of people's feelings
Mary Kay Ash

Never stop being teachable. If you think you know everything, you will never learn anything
Dani Johnson

When you make a demand of the universe,
you don't have to know how you're going to do it or how much time it'll take to do it,
you only need to know that it will happen. Keep the faith!
Peggy McColl

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune
Jim Rohn

With great power there must also come great responsibility
Author Unknown

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito
Anita Roddick

Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character
Les Brown

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them
H. Jackson Brown Jr

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas
in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Givers advance the world. Takers advance themselves and hold the world back
Simon Sinek

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance
Anthony de Mello

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem,
if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things
Channing Pollock

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability,
to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such
a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized
Simone de Beauvoir

Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise
Harvey Mackay

The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves.
The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others
Simon Sinek

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet
Rachel Wolchin

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress,
working hard for something we love is called passion
Simon Sinek

To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude
Jaren L. Davis

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with
some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
Maya Angelou

Change is inevitable, personal growth is a choice
Bob Proctor

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul
Steve Maraboli

The greatest gift that you were ever given was the gift of your imagination
Wayne Dyer

Speak with honesty, thank with sincerity and act with integrity
Author Unknown

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones
Phillip Brooks

Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it
Author Unknown

See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see
Wayne Dyer

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
Karen Gibbs

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody
Author Unknown

People lose their way when they lose their why
Gail Hyatt

Never say yes to others if it means you are always saying no to yourself
Author Unknown

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.
It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character
William Arthur Ward

A smart person knows what to say.
A wise person knows whether or not to say it
Author Unknown

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional
John C Maxwell

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself
Chinese Proverb

The best teachers are those who tell you where to look,
but don't tell you what to see
Author Unknown

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do
Lewis Cass

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in to trouble
Frank Tyger

Be someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow
Author Unknown

Everyone is gifted - but some people never open their package
Wolgang Riebe

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said
Peter F Drucker

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations
Author Unknown

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within
Maya Angelou

Breaking someone's trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper.
You can smooth it over but it's never going to be the same again
Author Unknown

Talent is a gift, but character is a choice
John C Maxwell

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness
Author Unknown

Inhale the future, exhale the past
Author Unknown

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors.
A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things
Jim Rohn

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are
Marianne Williamson 

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with
repetition and emotion will one day become a reality
Earl Nightingale 

We are each gifted in a unique and important way.
It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light
Evelyn Dunbar

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little,
soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth
Author Unknown

When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher
Ezra Bayda

There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue them
Author Unknown

Just as plants soak up water, your children need
your loving words, and with them they will thrive
Judy Ford

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
Wayne Dyer

It's not what we leave our kids; it's what we leave within them that counts
Valerie Sokolosky

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt,
and the dream will take care of itself.
You may be surprised at how easily this happens.
Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so
Marcia Wieder

Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming
Alice Walker

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want
Ben Stein

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful
Annette Funicello

Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children
Charles Swindoll

You'll never plough a field turning it over in your mind
Irish proverb

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within
Author Unknown

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning how to dance in the rain
Author Unknown

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:
one is roots, the other is wings
Hodding Carter

If you want to feel proud of yourself, you've got to do things you can be proud of.
Feelings follow actions
Oseola McCarty

You have not lived a perfect day . . . unless you have done
something for someone who will never be able to repay you
Ruth Smeltzer

The time is always right to do what is right
Martin Luther King, Jr.

As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name and may you answer- yes
Mary Anne Radmacher

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch
Jim Rohn

Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is
a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today

Akin A. Awolaja

Sometimes in our attempt to give children what we did not have,
we forget to give our children what we did have
Connie Podesta

Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out
Lee Iacocca

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
George Bernard Shaw

Gratitude connects us to others and feeling gratitude allows us to be our best selves.
When we are truly grateful, we can count on living the life we want
M.J. Ryan

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls
David Thomas

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others

Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles.
It won't take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother

Barbara Johnson

To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before
Author Unknown

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other.
If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you

Jeff Warner

Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we've got
and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow
Dawna Markova

When you give someone a book, you don't give him just paper, ink, and glue.
You give him the possibility of a whole new life
Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really
such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful
motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams
Les Brown

He that does good to another does good also to himself, not only in the consequence
but in the very act. For the consciousness of well-doing is in itself ample reward
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push - a smile.
A word of optimism and hope, a 'you can do it!' when things are tough
Richard De Vos

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace,
the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us,
but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart 

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one's own self

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes,
but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker

Helen Keller

Don't read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student
Jim Rohn

Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?
Ashleigh Brilliant

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure
Paulo Coelho

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart
Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang except those that sang best
Henry Van Dyke

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual;
you have an obligation to be one
Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life
Steve Jobs

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant
Robert Louis Stevenson

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings
Okakura Kakuzo

I am - the two most powerful words in the world,
for whatever we put after them becomes our reality
Susan Howson

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist,
or accept the responsibility for changing them
Denis Waitley

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit
Helena Rubinstein

There is real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment

Norman Vincent Peale

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will and his personal responsibility

Albert Schweitzer

If you don't take charge of shaping your own destiny,
others will apply their agenda to you

Eric Allenbaugh

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn
Benjamin Franklin

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline
Harvey Mackay

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm
Henry David Thoreau

What you leave in your children, is more important than what you leave to them
Denis Waitley

The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness
Lionel Barrymore

Yes, there are times when something is legitimately not our fault.
Blaming others, however, keeps us in a stuck state
and is ultimately rough on our own self-esteem
Eric Allenbaugh

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice

Nora Roberts

If you know peace, then you thrive; if you know contentment, then you are rich
Su Shi

Anger is one letter short of danger!
Denis Waitley

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post
L. Thomas Holdcroft

Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go;
Scatter bits of courtesy - watch them grow and grow.
Gather buds of friendship, keep them till full-blown;
You will have more happiness than you have ever known.
Amy R. Raabe

Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself
that way and so will other people

Norman Vincent Peale

Faith is the hostess that will not entertain doubt
Jenna Wright

Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others,
only to discover we have made a difference in our own

Ellie Braun-Haley

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit
is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale

We don't know who we are until we see what we can do
Martha Grimes

Deeds not stones, are the true monuments of the great


Lack and limitation can only exist when we make room for them in our mind
Bob Proctor

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?
A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its
environment, adjusting to the situation. But a thermostat initiates
action to change the temperature in its environment

Nido Qubein

Winning doesn't always mean being first.
Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before
Bonnie Blair

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the
whole staircase, just take the first step

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors.
A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things

Jim Rohn

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today
William Allen White

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.
If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.
Whatever good things we build end up building us

Jim Rohn

Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia
Alexis Carrel

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island
... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life

Walt Disney

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you
Carl Sandburg

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over.
Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center
Kurt Vonnegut Jnr

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you,
than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you
Bob Proctor

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers
Deepak Chopra

You can't have a better tomorrow if you
are thinking about yesterday all the time
Charles F. Kettering

There is no difficulty that enough love will not
conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal,
no door that enough love will not bridge
Emmet Fox

We can cross the rivers of doubt and discouragement on
the bridge of faith even before we get to them

Sterling W. Sill

When you speak of someone or about someone,
you should speak as though they were in the room with you.
The ears that you speak to today are attached to the
mouth that could relay the message tomorrow
William 'Biddy' Allen

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said
Peter Drucker

If you travel alone, you can probably go faster. But the journey will never
be as rewarding, and you probably won't be able to go as far
John Maxwell

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches
Carolyn Gilmore

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see,
and knows what the mind cannot understand
Robert Vallett

Surely it's no coincidence that the word listen is an anagram of the word silent!
Author Unknown

There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it
Edith Wharton

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward
Soren Kierkegaard

Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination
William Bridges

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can
determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let others spend it for you

Rod McKuen

Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you
Jim Rohn

A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view
Wilma Askinas

A hug is like a boomerang, you get it back right away
Bill Keane

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination
Nelson Mandela

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going
Jim Rohn

Be very careful what you say to yourself
because someone very important is listening . . . YOU!
John Assaraf

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is,
not according to what he has
Henry Ward Beecher

Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us,
but in what we make out of what they do to us
Harry Emerson Fosdick

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others
than you can by what others say about him
Leo Aikman

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Be bold. When you embark for strange places,
don't leave any of yourself safely on shore.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory
Alan Alda

There isn't a ruler, a yard stick or a measuring tape in the entire world
long enough to compute the strength and capabilities inside you
Paul J Meyer

The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes
Marcel Proust

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed,
but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort

Elizabeth T. King

Dedicate yourself to continuous personal improvement
you are your most precious resource
Brian Tracy

Learning is like rowing upstream, if you stop, you go backwards
Author Unknown

The sad part about life is we tend to comment only on those who do it wrong
and neglect to balance it with praise for those who do it right
Keith Ready

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant.
It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest

Georgia O'Keeffe

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway
Jerome Cummings

You have to be willing to grow.
Growth is different from something that happens to you:
You produce it. You live it
Bruce Mau

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice
George Eliot

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back.
Remember that and be very gentle with yourself

Julia Cameron

No one limits your growth but you. If you want to earn more, learn more.
That means you'll work harder for a while; that means you'll work longer for a while.
But you'll be paid for your extra effort with enhanced earnings down the road

Tom Hopkins

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened;
vision cleared; ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

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