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.

Progress requires unlearning. Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity. James Clear
Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves. The Buddha (Dhammapada)
The chief use of wisdom lies in its teaching us to be masters of our passions and to control them with such skill that the evils which they cause are quite bearable, and even become a source of joy. René Descartes
The idea of self-improvement and personal betterment is particularly important and we can link this to the needs for self-esteem and self-actualization; helping workers to become better people means that they will also work more effectively. Morgen Witzel
All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues. Bruce Lee
More men become good through practice than by nature. Democritus
The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois
Once you have made a careful decision based on facts, go into action. Don't stop to reconsider. Don't begin to hesitate, worry, and retrace your steps. Don't lose yourself in self-doubting which begets other doubts. Don't keep looking back over your shoulder. Dale Carnegie
Every time adversity strikes, I improve. Keith Simmonds
People naturally tend toward inertia. That's why self improvement is such a struggle. But that's also why adversity lies at the heart of every success. The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level. John C. Maxwell
In old days men studied for the sake of self-improvement; nowadays men study in order to impress other people. Confucius
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou
No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance. Robert Holden
The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Warren Buffett
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. Roy T. Bennett
True peace is possible only by self-improvement. Acharya shriram sharma
If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself. Stephen R. Covey
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. Steve Young
Self-assessment leads to self-improvement. Kevin Walsh
You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. S. E. Hinton
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome
Balance is acknowledging your progress, as an accomplishment, as development, as healing, and self-improvement, no matter how little. Asha Griffin
IMPROVEMENT begins with I. There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve YOURSELF. Never neglect an opportunity for self-improvement! Emmanuel Bonoko
Self improvement, that's another hallmark. People who teach themselves things at home, at night... theories they only half understand. Informal education- a fantasy life of singular intensity. Roger Braithwaite