Categories

success_blog_full

60 Most Motivating Growth and Success Quotes

success quotes

Reading powerful quotes growth and success quotes always leaves a resonating mark in me. The power of quotes lies in their short and distinct message. They can inspire, motivate and propel you to do great things.

In this article I want to present 60 of the most motivating quotes I’ve found in relations to success and self growth. Read them, take action and enjoy!

  1. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ― Albert Einstein

  2. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune” ―Jim Rohn

  3. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ― George Bernard Shaw

  4. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins

  5. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ― Napoleon Hill

  6. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ― Albert Einstein

  7. A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

  8. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. ― Zig Ziglar

  9. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  10. The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ― Carl R. Rogers

  11. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ― Aldous Huxley

  12. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ― Bill Cosby

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

  14. Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” ― Jack Kerouac

  15. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ― Bob Dylan

  16. Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. ― Martin Luther King Jr

  17. Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others. ― Marianne Williamson

  18. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ― Ernest Hemingway

  19. The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it. ― Elbert Hubbard

  20. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively ― Bob Marley

  21. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ― Thomas A. Edison

  22. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. ―Vince Lombardi

  23. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. ― C.S. Lewis

  24. The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. – Andrew Carnegie

  25. There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ― Nelson Mandela

  26. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. ― Abraham Lincoln

  27. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ― Thomas Jefferson

  28. A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.  ― Solange nicole

  29. The realisation that limitations are imaginary will make you strong and overpowering. ― Stephen Richards

  30. If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent’s good will. ― Dale Carnegie

  31. The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom. ― George S. Patton Jr.

  32. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ― Booker T. Washington

  33. If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself? ― Miguel Ruiz

  34. Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this.” ― Toni Sorenson

  35. The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuth hounds conceive. ― C.S. Lewis

  36. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. ― Mahatma Gandhi

  37. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ― Maya Angelou

  38. You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards

  39. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. ― George Bernard Shaw

  40. Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. – Ayn Rand

  41. To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life. If you’re not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward. John Maxwell

  42. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ― Mark Twain

  43. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. ― Leonardo da Vinci

  44. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ― Harriet Tubman

  45. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ― William Faulkner

  46. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ― Jim Rohn

  47. There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. ― Deepak Chopra

  48. Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a stand still in mid-seas. – Kahlil Gibran

  49. Don’t you notice that there are particular moments when you are naturally inspired to introspection? Work with them gently, for these are the moments when you can go through a powerful experience, and your whole world view can change quickly. ― Sogyal Rinpoche

  50. When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others ― Robert Greene

  51. Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education. ― Charlotte M. Mason

  52. It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it. ― Mitch Albom

  53.  When life does not go our way or we inadvertently make a mistake, it is so easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances were against us. But we only progress in life to the extent that we take responsibility for our actions and attitudes, and put forth the initiative necessary to create our own circumstances. – Stephen Covey

  54. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. – Abraham Maslow

  55. Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  56.  The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don’t waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding. ― Lorii Myers

  57. People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. ― Tony Robbins

  58. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

  59. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

  60. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson

Get the FREE "Ultimate Motivational Quotes" Ebook
Valued at $37. Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy