Quotes on Personal Development

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. Lord Chesterfield

Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish. Brian Tracy


Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself. Amos Bronson Alcott

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. Herbert Otto Gille

Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and direct all your energies towards it. Robin S. Sharma

You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else. Zig Ziglar

You must accept something before you can change it. Eben Pagan

The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life. James Freeman Clarke

Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development. Jim Rohn

It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development. Jim Rohn

Education is the great engine to personal development. Nelson Mandela

Income seldom exceeds personal development. Jim Rohn

The greatest gift you can give someone is your personal development. Jim Rohn

Keeping a diary supports personal development. Stefan Sagmeister

Choice is a determinant in personal development ... by my free acts I am making myself. Bernard Lonergan

Life never was intended to be easy. Rather, it is a period of proving and growth. It is interwoven with difficulties, challenges, and burdens. We are immersed in a sea of persistent, worldly pressures that could destroy our happiness. Yet these very forces, if squarely faced, provide opportunity for tremendous personal growth and development. The conquering of adversity produces strength of character, forges self-confidence, engenders self-respect, and assures success in righteous endeavor. Richard G Scott

Economic development over the past two centuries has taken most of humanity from lives that were brutal, ignorant and short, to personal health and security, material comfort and knowledge that were unknown to the elites of the wealthiest and most powerful societies in earlier times. Ross Garnaut

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. Nelson Mandela

Personal development - the never ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others. Jim Rohn

An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make. Jim Rohn

What we need is not so much personal development, as personal replacement: What we need is not so much personal development, but personal substitution. Dwight Edwards

Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development. Peter Shepherd

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. Confucius

The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else...They let it happen, let it go. They couldn't care less about the results. John Eliot

So what is the difference between "power thinking" and "positive" thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it's not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it's meaning. T Harv Eker

The only person I know, is the person I want to be Stephen Covey

Life really is like a grindstone, in that it will either grind you down or polish you up. Zig Ziglar

Take time to be quiet. Zig Ziglar

The intention manifests when the condition is appropriate. David Hawkins

Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Jim Rohn

But borrowing strength builds weakness. Stephen Covey

Public behavior is merely private character writ large. Stephen Covey

God ever works with those who work with will. Aeschylus

Jim Rohn's perspective on personal development is simply unparalleled. His books and appearances have touched the lives of untold thousands, and I am pleased to include him among my most admired friends. Don Hutson

Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely. Jim Rohn

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been. Eli Cohen

Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself. Denis Waitley

The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development Jim Rohn

Physical fitness contributes to all other aspects of personal development and makes for rich and radiant living Hugh B. Brown

Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today. Brendon Burchard

True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition. Frederick Herzberg

Every time we push personal development aside, we invite personal struggle into our lives. Hal Elrod

I've sacrificed lots of aspects of my personal life to do what I do. Joshua James Alphonse Franceschi

In my personal life, I'm hilarious! I was always a bit of a jokester. Alison Brie

Life goes by rapidly. Don't delay. Don't put it off. Don't wait until you have some spare time. Don't wait until the time's 'right'. Ken Keyes Jr.

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Abdelkader El Djezairi

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. Miguel Angel Ruiz

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. Plato

Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee

In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing. Philip Gilbert Hamerton

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. Tim Ferriss

When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world Miguel De Cervantes

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? Lord Chesterfield

Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly. Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand

We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more... Abigail Van Buren

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune... Income seldom exceeds personal development. Jim Rohn

Sport is and should remain a great school of life that supports young people in their personal development. It teaches respect for others and also for oneself. Richard Attias

I think a lot of self-identity and inner-personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV, rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us, truly. Aloe Blacc

I've always said if somebody wrote a book and they took their whole life to learn that knowledge in that book, why you won't just read that book to learn what they know? I have never seen anyone take a book combining Faith, personal Development and life stories that are just so practical and relatable to our own generation. Jeff Olson

Your level of success, in every area of your life, will always parallel your level of personal development. If you want Level 10 success in any area of your life, you must first develop yourself to be a Level 10 person in that area. Hal Elrod

I don't talk about my personal life, and I don't talk about death. Richard Simmons

Self actualization is the oxygen for the soul. Brian Johnson

The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. Bruce Lee

Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high. Jim Rohn

At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself. Stephen Covey

The millennium development goals are important, both morally and economically, because much of the world's population maybe is as much as a third of the world's population hasn't yet reached the level of economic development where we begin to get a dissociation from people's economic status and their reports about personal happiness. So we really do need to do much more and much more effectively in order to give everyone the kind of basis for which they can have good vibes. Dale Jamieson

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. Zig Ziglar

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. Andrew Carnegie

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live in an era of consumerism and it's all about desire - based consumerism and it has nothing to do with things we actually need. What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment. It's just the idea that we're so wasteful. I think a lot of self - identity and inner - personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV, rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us, truly. Aloe Blacc

a personality devoted uniquely to its own development absorbs other lives. Georgette Leblanc

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire. Samuel Johnson

Self-mastery calls for thorough familiarity with one's mental and emotional strengths. And it calls for sustaining a commitment to personal growth - the understanding of what makes you tick as an individual - as well as personal development. Charles Garfield



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