Personal Growth Quotes

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Here’s a few Personal Growth Quotes that you hopefully have never seen before:

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. -Socrates

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do. -Menander

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

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

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

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 happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us. -Hamerton

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

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)

Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -Swedish Proverb

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)

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

Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it…to channel our destiny in humane directions and to try to ease the trauma of transition. -Alvin Toffler

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin (1819-1900)

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

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon…must inevitably come to pass. -Paul J. Meyer

I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately, the most learning I’ve done in my life is between jobs. -Anthony M. Hall

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

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 only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. -Richard M. DeVos

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. -John Maxwell

Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. -Jean Vanier

If you’re going to doubt something, doubt your limits. -Don Ward

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    • Jay
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Shawn B,
    Please keep em coming your Thought-of-the-day emails are awesome. I look forward to sharing with friends & co-workers.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Jay

    • Jackie
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks for the pleasure you each with each quote.

    • Brian
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks for all the good thoughts. You’re doing a worthy service!

    • Patrice B
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    We’re still here Shawn!! I love your site I just have little time to make comments, but trust me, each email you send, I read and I love! I will try to comment more often.

      • shawn
      • September 18, 2010
      Reply

      Thanks Patrice!

    • Jerri
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    I love these quotes!

    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

    This one really struck me, because I went to a poetry reading last night and one of the poets shared with the crowd the reason he decided to start that particular group. He said that he feels poetry (or any art/gift) is meant to be shared with others. Amazing!

    • Antonio Esteve
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Hey Shawn, I´m still here in cyberspace reading yr quotes. Keep them coming. Tks. Brgds. AE

    • Reecca
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    I’m here and reading you. That’s one person at least. Love the quotes. Would like to see more in the emails. My phone isn’t a fan of your website for some reason. It struggles with it. Keep up the good work.

      • shawn
      • September 18, 2010
      Reply

      What kind of phone do you have? I’ve been toying with a plugin here that should render my site better on all phones, but I have activated it yet. I guess your comment has re-ignited my desire to get it working! And as for the emails, I know, I know; in a survey I did last year, over 70% of of the subscribers said they’d like me to send out a thought daily or almost daily! I’m still toying with that idea. But in the meantime, you could also fan me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter; I sometimes send out quotes daily (or almost daily) on those platforms. 🙂

    • Lisa P
    • September 17, 2010
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    Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -Swedish Proverb

    This one spoke to me today and I shared it with people here at work. We are still out here. Idon’t always have the time to post and let you know how much I enjoy receiving these in my email but I really do look forward to checking my mail on Tuesdays and Fridays just to see what useful nuggets you have posted for us. Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!

      • shawn
      • September 18, 2010
      Reply

      Thanks Lisa. Glad to know people really are still out there. It’s good to hear that you’re enjoying my 2 emails per week too. Thanks again.

    • LD Brown
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Still out here…we enjoy your thoughts of the day pages!

    Keep them coming!

    Thanks,

    Lisa

    • ruby steele
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Love the quotes, especially personal growth.

    • Lee
    • September 17, 2010
    Reply

    Such wonderful quotes Shawn, thankyou for sharing these inspirational words. I could not pick a favourite as each one captured my thoughts to ponder upon.

    Just some thoughts I would also like to share:

    Light that lies deep inside of me
    Come forth in all thy majesty
    Show me thy gaze
    Teach me thy ways
    That I a better person may be
    Darkness that lies deep inside of me
    Come forth in all thy mystery
    Show me thy gaze
    Teach me thy ways
    That I a better person may be
    Love that lies deep inside of me
    Come forth in all thy unity
    Let me be thy gaze
    Let me teach thy ways
    That I a better person may be

    Look well to this day,
    For it and it alone is life.
    In its brief course
    Lie all the essence of your existence:
    The Glory of Growth
    The Satisfaction of Achievement
    The Splendour of Beauty
    For yesterday is but a dream,
    And tomorrow is but a vision.
    But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
    And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

    Should anyone like to read any of my poems please you can log on as a visitor on http://www.soulasylumpoetry.com and go to Undercover Angel, many of my poems are under sections such as Romantic, Adult, etc only a few of the poems on site are the ones in my book.
    My book of poems is titled:

    “My Journey Through Life Love and Passion”

    Soon you will be able to get an electronic purchase of the book which will be half the price.

    • Sakshi
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shwan !

    Believe me I am a big fan of yours.

    Ur collection is very unique and the quotes you select are very true …

    My favourite one are “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark”
    and
    “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. -Jean Vanier”

    : ) Keep Smiling

    • Frank
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn,

    I came across your website via a Twitter of Jon Jones. Thanks for the thoughts you’re publishing via mail and your website!
    They’re really inspirational and great Thought Food!
    Thanks again, regards from Holland,

    Frank

      • shawn
      • September 18, 2010
      Reply

      Thanks Frank! Good to have you here!

    • csimonik
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Love your site–Keep it up——thanks!

    • Laurie
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    These are great. I like the first one by Socrates the best.

    • Diana
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Yes, I open about 90% of your mailings; read and gain some great thoughts each time. You inspired me to collect quotes for my teenagers to lift them in tough situations. I consistently enjoy your work, so count this as really positive feedback! Thanks for what you do! (-;

      • shawn
      • September 18, 2010
      Reply

      Awesome comment, Diana. It sort of makes me think of a ripple effect, where someone shares a quotation that gets shared again, and it ends up helping & inspiring more than just one person. Glad to have you here.

    • Linda
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks so much!

    • shawn
    • September 18, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks everyone for your comments and kind words! I feel bad not replying to each one of you personally…especially since I kind of “guilted” people into re-affirming that you’re all still here and reading my thoughts-of-the-day by email! I guess I just needed a confirmation that what I’m working on with this site is still being appreciated. 🙂

    Thanks again.

    • Carin
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    I really appreciate all the quotes. I place some of them on our notice board in the office, and everybody loves to check what is next! Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

    • Estelle
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks for the wonderful quotes. I write quotes behind the bathroom doors at work and change them twice a week, and this helps me a lot ….. I just love quotes and try to motivate my co-workers with them. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
    Estelle

      • shawn
      • September 20, 2010
      Reply

      That’s awesome, Estelle. 🙂 Thanks for doing that and for letting me know. Hope to see you here again soon.

    • doreen
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks Shawn for such a big commitment of lifting my spirit especially. No small task. Stay blessed. I love your quotes and share them with my office -mates.

    • les
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn,

    I love the thought of the days. I share them with my friends and family. Keep them coming.

    • Donna
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    I love this site! I share quotes with co-workers every day, and many of them come from here. If I get behind and forget to send one out, I am faithfully reminded by someone that I have fallen behind on my “duties”. Thanks for putting this together for many to share.

      • shawn
      • September 20, 2010
      Reply

      Thanks Donna. I’m happy to help you pass on the inspiration. 🙂

    • Karen
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destorying his roots”. This is a thought that I used when raising my children. The act of criticism is an art. Always enjoy your blog!

    • louise
    • September 20, 2010
    Reply

    I loved all of these! Thank you so much for your effort.

    • Leena
    • September 21, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn,

    Your thoughts are really inspiring and useful. I really like them a lot. Keep the good work on.

    Best Regards,

    Leena Henry

    • Londi
    • September 22, 2010
    Reply

    I love reading your quotes each day. Some days they are exactly on the target at what I am experiencing. They help keep me clear and focused. Thank you!!

    • nolim
    • September 26, 2010
    Reply

    Thank you so much Shawn for faithfully sharing inspiring quotes. They are blessings. You are doing a great work. Keep it up. God bless your ministry.

    • Lori
    • March 4, 2011
    Reply

    Shawn I look forward to your emails with quotes weekly. You are awesome and I am thankful you take the time to do what you do!

    • Leonora Dompor
    • May 3, 2011
    Reply

    We are in the school of wisdom.Pains and joys are part of the school.We learn from our failures.The joys and happiness in life help us to sustain in this world of many adventures.Love and humility is necessary in this school.

    • Tony Foley
    • June 25, 2012
    Reply

    Excellent site. I use it every day and share quotes with family and colleagues.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Tony. That’s exactly what I like to hear!

    • Artemio Allegretti
    • September 16, 2012
    Reply

    Hello Shawn,good site,good work.This one is for politicians and men worldwide.

    “When a man is smaller than money he becomes a threat to himself and others”

    Thank You
    Artemio Allegretti.

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