Self Improvement Sayings and Quotes

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

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of. Markus Zusak
A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still. Dale Carnegie
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck
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
You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making. Stephen Richards
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. Deborah Day
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
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
You only grow when you are alone. Paul Newman
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. Socrates
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway
Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself. Bill Gates
The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit. David Lee Roth
What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others. Immanuel Kant
Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. Marie Curie
Man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. Will Rogers
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers
Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades. Mme. Du Deffand
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself. B. R. Haydon
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. Michael Jordan
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do' list. Michelle Obama
When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future. Things go wrong all the time when you're running your own business, but it's how you perceive it and deal with it that matters. Lori Greiner
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
The desire for self-improvement is vital. There is no point in pushing children; they need to be the ones who want to learn new skills. Tony Buzan
Let us cultivate our garden. Voltaire
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz
Do your best, and be a little better than you are. Gordon B. Hinckley