Growth Sayings and Quotes

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

Just as plants soak up water, your children need your loving words, and with them they will thrive. Judy Ford
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain. unknown
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
The minute you're satisfied with where you are, you aren't there anymore. Tony Gwynn
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. James Cash Penney
Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else? Alex Noble
Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping. Julia Margaret Cameron
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. Dr. Wayne W Dyer
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. Tony Robbins
Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses. Joel Brown
If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone. John C Maxwell
The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Socrates
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. Jean-Paul Sartre
Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves. Maltbie D. Matlock
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. Lao Tzu
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb
Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. Tom Barrett
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. Andy Rooney
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. Albert Einstein
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin
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
Whatever helps to shape the human being - to make the individual what he is, or hinder him from being what he is not - is part of his education. John Stuart Mill
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. Marilyn vos Savant
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. Oprah Winfrey
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes
He who moves not forward, goes backward. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. Herbert A. Otto
When you're finished changing, you're finished. Benjamin Franklin
Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln
You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place. Albert Einstein
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Albert Schweitzer
Not knowing you can't do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it. Ally Carter
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. Denis Waitley
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. Dale Carnegie
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein
Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine
Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got, and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Henry Ford
Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. Elizabeth Bowen
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. Les Brown
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. Anatole France
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Henry Miller
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again, fear must be overcome again and again. Abraham Maslow
Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but unlearning old limits. Alan Cohen
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth
The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. Benjamin Mays
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon
Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth. Bryant McGill
Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. Carrie Fisher
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Confucius
Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. Deborah Day
You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. Diane Von Furstenberg
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings
There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow
Don't go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass
It's never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher
Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Hillary Clinton
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all in which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. John Maxwell
The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir
When someone tells me 'no,' it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them. Karen E. Quinones Miller
If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want. Kevin Ngo
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. Lao Tzu
I've got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. Larry Bird
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Oprah Winfrey
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Rob Siltanen
Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up. Robert Tew
The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light. Sandra Kring
You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. Shonda Rhimes
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it's holy ground. There's no greater investment. Stephen Covey
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't. Steve Maraboli
With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
There's only one growth strategy work hard. William Hague
Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. William Thackeray