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25 Best Personal Growth and Development Quotes


Growth is defined as the process of developing physically, mentally, or spiritually; the process of increasing in quantity, value, or importance. Stepping out of our comfort zone, learning new skills, and developing new habits can radically change our lives.

25 Best Personal Growth and Development Quotes to Help You Reach Your Full Potential

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  1. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

John C. Maxwell


  1. Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth.

Bryant McGill


  1. Every problem is a gift — without problems, we would not grow.

Ellen Glasgow


  1. Growth can be painful, change can be painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.

Charles H. Spurgeon


  1. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

Gail Sheehy

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  1. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

    Ellen Glasgow

  1. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin


  1. The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.

Jen Sincero


  1. All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge


  1. Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.

Jean Vanier

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  1. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass


  1. Don’t go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth


  1. It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.

Roy T. Bennett


  1. One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

Abraham Maslow


  1. Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.

Lewis Mumford

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  1. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot


  1. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. 

Andy Rooney


  1. Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.

Eli Cohen 


  1. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

André Gide


  1. Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. 

Chinese Proverbs

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still.

Becky Williamson-Martin


  1. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

Jim Rohn


  1. Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.

Pat Summitt



Don’t just read the quotes. Use them to change your life. Change is possible, and it starts today. 



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