Growth Quotes

growth quotes

We all need to grow and progress.  If we don’t, we’re simply not happy. We need to be striving for some great goal, which is why I decided to share these “Growth Quotes”.  Enjoy:

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. -George Shinn

We find comfort among those who agree with us — growth among those who don’t. -Frank A. Clark

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Close scrutiny will show that most “crisis situations” are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are. -Maxwell Maltz

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 H. Maslow (1908-1970)

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. -Willard J. Marriott (1900-1985)

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody’s weakness. -Bern Williams

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. -Brian Tracy

The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. -Confucius (BC551-479)

Don’t go through life, grow through life. -Eric Butterworth

I don’t know what it’s like for a book writer or a doctor or a teacher as they work to get established in their jobs, but for a singer, you’ve got to continue to grow or else you’re just like last night’s cornbread…stale and dry. -Loretta Lynn

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. -Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. -Henry Miller (1891-1980)

The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything. -Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. -Virginia Satir (1916-1988)

The growth of affluence, the growth of education, has led to a shortage of morons. -Leonard Neal

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. -Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

That’s all I could find.  Do you have any growth quotes you could share?  Please leave them in the comments section below.

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    • Rainelda
    • April 20, 2012

    To Know is to Grow, it’s always nice to know, it’s always the best to Grow..thanks Shawn! You’re helping a lot of people to Grow 🙂

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      Thanks Rainelda. It’s always nice to hear from you. Have you subscribed to the new email list yet?

    • Rainelda
    • April 26, 2012

    A pleasant day to you,Shawn.Of course,I don’t like to be the last to know.Nevertheless,I will always cherish your Aspire Higher Thought of the Day that you’ve sent before.Time change,It’s a pleasure to always grow with you.Thanks so much!

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      Thanks Rainelda. I hope this means you’ve signed up for my RSS updates?

    • Rainelda
    • May 2, 2012

    Yes,Shawn.I’ve signed up to your RSS updates.I Wish You Forever!:}

    • May 1, 2017

    Thanks Shawn. It’s always inspiring quote which I come across every day . It is very nice to hear from you every day. I am getting so addicted, when it is not there I feel I am missing something . Once again thanks a lot for inspiration. Warm regards,

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Manish. I appreciate your comment. Yes, I need to get better at sending out the quotes by email even when I am on vacation or on business trips. I have decided to try harder. 🙂 Also, since it’s now been almost a full year since I last replied to my emails, you may have seen the message a few days ago where I said I’m finally cleaning it all up a bit. I’m down to about 1400 unread emails. I’m proud of myself! LOL -Shawn

    • Miriam
    • May 16, 2019

    I wish to thank you and tell how much love and help I find in these quotes. I am a pensioer and I live alone b’cause my dearest loving husband is now in a home 🏡 for elderly and disabled people I miss him SO MUCH!! I feel lonely and lost without

    1. Reply

      Miriam, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not with him right now. I hope you get to visit him regularly. Please drop a comment anytime. It might take me a couple days to reply, but I appreciate your kind words above, and I hope you have a support group around you. I know it can be hard in a situation like that. My aunt was in the exact same situation as you, but once she got a couple new knees, she was off partying!

    • Cindy Gripp
    • May 19, 2019

    I accidentally hit the “Unsubscribe” button! Please SUBSCRIBE me again in Messenger! I was really appreciating the quotes!

    1. Reply

      I’m not sure I can, Cindy. Did you figure it out? I think you just send me a message…any message, and it should get you back on the list. Maybe I’ll put a sign up form here on the site too. Keep me posted. I took your email addy out of the comments so it won’t get scraped by bots.

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