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.

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein
In your own life it's important to know how spectacular you are. Steve Maraboli
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
I've done a lot of self-improvement. I'm always working on being a better person. Joel Madden
A scrap of paper and a stub of a pencil beats the best memory. Michael Wardinski
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. Anthony J. D'Angelo
What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself. Thomas Sprat
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley
Never neglect an opportunity for improvement. Sir William Jones
Sometimes it's the people you can't help who inspire you the most. Melinda Gates
Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system. Benjamin Disraeli
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Oliver Goldsmith
Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater. Epictetus
Self-improvement books, friends, and polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing, and solving our real problems. Martha Beck
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside. Idowu Koyenikan
How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. Anne Frank
We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. Richard G. Scott
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi
If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself? Miguel Ruiz
Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves. Swami Vivekananda
Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe. Stephen Richards
Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits - even when you don't feel like it. Amy Morin
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor Frankl
There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you. Richard Branson