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Self Improvement Quotes

Madhura Pandit Mar 16, 2020
Constant self improvement is essential if one wishes to be successful in life. Here is a collection of motivational quotes that will inspire you.
We often come across people who have a complaining attitude. They wish their lives, situations, and circumstances were different or would change. But, what they are unaware of is that, it is essential to change one's own attitude and also bring positive changes in oneself in order to succeed in life. Self improvement is to identify one's weaknesses, get over them, and try to be a better human being. There are several famous quotes by notable people in the world that inspire us for self-reformation.

Short Quotes about Self Improvement

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They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

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Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

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The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.
Frank Herbert

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Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln

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The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Confucius

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.
Maxwell Maltz
Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
Arthur Brisbane
Change yourself and fortune will change with you.
Portuguese Proverb

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Brian Tracy

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To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are!
Anonymous

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You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Inspirational Quotes on Self Improvement

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There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Hindu Proverb
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie
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
Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
Henry W. Longfellow
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
James Allen
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived...
Martin Luther King, Jr
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
Cecil Selig
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Marcus Aurelius
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves: to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today, to do our work with more force than ever before.
Stewart Johnson
The improvement of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough, it will spread automatically. If we do not, no strength of arms can permanently oppose it.
Charles A. Lindbergh
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie
The highest purpose of intellectual cultivation is to give a man a perfect knowledge and mastery of his own inner self; to render our consciousness its own light and its own mirror.
Frederich Leopold von Hardenberg

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These quotes will surely inspire you in all stages of life. Lastly, here is one of the most famous and meaningful quotes on self improvement by Ruth Casey:
It only takes one person to change your life: You.