Bettering Yourself Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bettering yourself quotes, bettering yourself sayings, and bettering yourself proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life. Angelina Jolie
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. Anthony J. DeAngelo
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always be where you've always been. T.D. Jakes
We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C.S. Lewis
The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. Mel Robbins
It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be. Sanhita Baruah
You're either green and growing or you're ripe and rotting. John Addison
Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination. Diane Sawyer
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan
Do your best, and be a little better than you are. Gordon B. Hinckley
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. Confucius
The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing. Carrie Wilkerson
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. Madonna
Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven't been before. Pat Summitt
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends. Brian Tracy
Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Anonymous
We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success. Arianna Huffington
Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow. Simon T. Bailey
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. Spanish Proverb
Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. Barbara Corcoran
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. Barbara Kingsolver
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. Anne Lamott
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something. Lewis Howes
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama
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
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
Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr.
Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. Brendon Burchard
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner
Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. James Langston Hughes
Those who seek a better life must first become a better person. Jim Rohn
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely Carl Jung
Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you've got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success. Dr. Henry Cloud
Don't compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday. Anonymous
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein
Work on yourself more than you do on your job. Jim Rohn
Work harder than everybody. You're not going to get it by whining, and you're not going to get it by shouting, and you're not going to get it by quitting. You're going to get it by being there. Barbara Walters
When you face the adversity of challenging experiences head on you, you develop the skills, abilities, and strength, to face other adversities in the future. James A. Murphy
An action is always better than no action, and the right action will create more certainty and faith in your ability to take bigger risks. James A. Murphy
Don't play hide n seek with life. You can't hide form life challenges without seeking timely solution. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma
Try your best to stay positive even when tides are not in your favour. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma
Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. John Wayne
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln
Everything and anything is possible when you believe, put forth some action, and focus! Aliya Abbas
To push forward and show the world that you won't take any more of this nonsense truly defines the person you are and want to be. Anthony Rosario Wagner
Hitting your bottom is like depression--it is the first step towards feeling better. Tuchy Palmieri
Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be. Swami Vivekananda
Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. Swami Vivekananda
The win in you must be ready to show up at all times, without fail in any given situation. Laura Lyseight
Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. George S Patton
Seek not, my soul, the life of immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach. Pindar
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear. Longfellow
It is not enough to have knowledge; one must apply it. It is not enough to have wishes; one must also accomplish it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities-always see them, for they are always there. Norman Vincent Peale
I haven't failed; I just found 10,000 ways that didn't work. Thomas A. Edison
The secret to success is to be ready when opportunity comes. Benjamin Disraeli
Exceed expectations. We are not driven to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Bishop Gore
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction inn knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. John Wooden
The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. Thomas Deward
You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not falling down, but staying down. Mary Pickford
We must walk consciously only part way toward our gold, and then leap into the dark to our success. Henry David Thoreau
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi
Every problem is an opportunity in disguise. Jason K. Baxter
Adversity reveals genius. Prosperity conceals it. Horatius
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. Gail Sheehy
We may counter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Les Brown
You don't make your character in a crises; you exhibit it. Mark Twain
The darker the night, the sweetest the victory. Bill Clinton
No one searches of adversity. Bad experiences is simply part of life. Eileen S. Lenson
Support is the secret sauce that helps us find forgiveness, courage, perspective, perseverance, and hope. Support helps us make changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and increases the sense of control over our lives. Eileen S. Lenson
You don't have to wait to feel positive enough for a smile to happen. You can generate a positive feeling by smiling. Your smile can be the source of your positivity, not the result of it. Smile more today. Jon Gordon
Those who do not have worthy struggles in their lives neve enjoy the pleasure of celebrating a hard-won victory. Eric Greitens
You need resilience not just for the hard times. You need resilience if you're going to be happy. Eric Greitens