101 Personal Growth Quotes to Give You a Boost of Encouragement

We can all use encouragement from time to time – and with many people struggling financially one of the most important things you can do to turn your situation around is to look at the positive aspects of where you are by shifting your perception – because your perception is in fact your reality.

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Here are 101 of the best personal growth quotes I could find to give you the courage to move forward and give you that boost of encouragement. As you read through these quotes think of others that may helped you in the past and feel free to add them to the list below…

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No. 1: Abraham Lincoln

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

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No. 2: Albert Einstein

“You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.”

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No. 3: Albert Schweitzer

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.”

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No. 4: Ally Carter

“Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.”

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No. 5: Anthony Robbins

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”



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No. 6: Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”



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No. 7: Audre Lord

“There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.”



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No. 8: Benjamin Disraeli

“Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.”



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No. 9: Benjamin Franklin
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”



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No. 10: Bill Bartmann

“The main cause of failure is the inability to deal with self-doubt.”



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No.11: Bob Proctor

“If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”

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No. 12: Brian Tracy

“Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, ‘what is the most valuable use of my time right now?’”

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No. 13: Bruce Lee
“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”



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No. 14: Bruce Lipton

“We are today beginning to see work by very reputable scientists that says the universe is created by our observations. It is not a coincidence; we are actively involved in physically shaping the world that we experience.”

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No. 15: Buckminster Fuller

“Don’t fight forces, use them.”



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No. 16: Buddha

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

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No. 17: Carl Jung

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

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No. 18: Carl Rogers

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

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No. 19: Catherine Ponder

“If you want greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it.”

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No. 20: Chris Widener

“Writing is the gold standard of communication. Learn to do it well and see more gold.”

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No. 21: Christine Comaford-Lynch

“An MBA doesn’t impress me. A GSD does. GSD = Gets Stuff Done.”

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No. 22: Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

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No. 23: Deepak Chopra

“The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.”

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No. 24: Denis Waitley

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

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No. 25: Don Ward

“If you’re going to doubt something, doubt your limits.”

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No. 26: Dr. David Hawkins

“Everything you see happening is the consequence of that which you are.”

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No. 27: Earl Nightingale

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”

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No. 28: Eckhart Tolle

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”



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No. 29: Elbert Hubbard

“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.”

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No. 30: Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”

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No. 31: Frank Tibolt

“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.”

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No. 32: Fred Gratzon

“The secret to living is to find people who will pay you money to do what you would pay you to do if you had the money.”

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No. 33: Galileo Galilei

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”

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No. 34: Gay Hendricks

“Welcome the back talk, because it’s completely natural and normal. It’s actually a sign that the new idea you’ve planted in your mind is taking root.”

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No. 35: George Bernard Shaw

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

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No. 36: Harriet Lerner

“We’ll always be disappointed if we believe that we can plan for a peak experience and make it happen. True joy can’t be anticipated or planned. It just strikes.”

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No. 37: Hellen Keller

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

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No. 38: Henry David Thoreau

“Be not simply good – be good for something.”



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No. 39: Heraclitus

“Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.”

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No. 40: J.R.R. Tolkein

“Not all those who wander are lost.”



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No. 41: Jack Canfield

“The problem is that most people focus on their failures rather than their successes. But the truth is that most people have many more successes than failures.”

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No. 42: James Allen

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”

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No. 43: James Bryant Conant

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”

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No. 44: James Dean

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

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No. 45: James Ray

“The most difficult battle you ever fight is the battle to be unique in a world that will marshal its every force to keep you the same.”

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No. 46: Jim Rohn

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up, he needs education to turn him around.”

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No. 47: Joe Vitale

“Finally, what I really want is to be happy in this moment, where the magic and miracles happen. Stay in the moment and all gifts are added as you breathe and take inspired action.”

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No. 48: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.”

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No. 49: John Burroughs

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else.”

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No. 50: John Maxwell

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

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No. 51: John Quincy Adams

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

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No. 52: Lao Tzu

“Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.”



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No. 53: Larry Winget

“As your employer, if I see that you have to work hard to get your results, yet your coworkers achieve their results with little effort, don’t be surprised if I’m not all that impressed with your hard work.”

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No. 54: Lee Iacocca

“I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It’s the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.”

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No. 55: Leonardo da Vinci

“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.”

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No. 56: Les Brown

“Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”



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No. 57: Lise Bourbeau

“Being what we truly are is the only way to feel good about ourselves.”



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No. 58: Marcus Aurelius

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”

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No. 59: Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Before beginning, plan carefully.”



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No. 60: Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”



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No. 61: Mark Victor Hansen

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”

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No. 62: Martin Luther King Jr.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”

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No. 63: Mary Engelbreit

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

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No. 64: Maxwell Maltz

“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.”

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No. 65: Michael E. Gerber

“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”

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No. 66: Michael Neill

“Success is the process of having a wonderful experience going for, getting, and having what you want.”

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No. 67: Napoleon Hill

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”

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No. 68: Neale Donald Walsch

“Every prayer – every thought, every statement, every feeling – is creative.”

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No. 69: Norman Vincent Peale

“Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don’t talk too much.”

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No. 70: Paul J. Meyer

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough.”



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No. 71: Plato

“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.”

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No. 72: Price Pritchett

“If you become a giver, you’ll make them feel like they want to reciprocate.”

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No. 73: Ralph Marston

“Let go of your attachment of being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgement.”

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No. 74: Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”



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No. 75: Richard Bach

“You teach best what you most need to learn.”



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No. 76: Richard Bandler

“Brains aren’t designed to get result; they go in directions. If you know how the brain works you can set your own directions. If you don’t, then someone else will.”

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No. 77: Sir Richard Branson

“A good idea for a new business tends not to occur in isolation, and often the window of opportunity is very small. So speed is of the essence.”

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No. 78: Robert Collier

“If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.”

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No. 79: Robert Frost

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

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No. 80: Robert G Allen

“Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.”

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No. 81: Robert Kiyosaki

“The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time.”

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No. 82: Socrates

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

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No. 83: Stephen Covey

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

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No. 84: Stephen Pierce

“Life doesn’t give us what we deserve. Life gives us what we go claim.”

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No. 85: Stuart Lichtman

“Do not try to figure out how to achieve your goal.”

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No. 86: T Harv Eker

“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.”

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No. 87: Theodore Roosevelt

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”



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No. 88: Thomas Edison

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

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No. 89: Viktor E. Frankl

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

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No. 90: Vince Lombardi

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”



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No. 91: W. Clement Stone

“Big doors swing on little hinges.”



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No. 92: W. E. B. Du Bois

“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.”

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No. 93: Wallace Wattles

“By thought, the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it.”



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No. 94: Walt Disney

“It’s always fun to do the impossible.”



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No. 95: Wayne Dyer

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

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No. 96: Wayne Gretzky

“You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

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No. 97: Werner Erhard

“Create your future from your future not your past.”

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No. 98: William Faulkner

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”

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No. 99: William S Knudsen

“Experience is knowing a lot of things you shouldn’t do.”

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No. 100: Winston Churchill

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

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No. 101: Zig Ziglar

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”

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14 thoughts on “101 Personal Growth Quotes to Give You a Boost of Encouragement

  1. CashFlowExpertsAcademy.com Post author

    This is a wonderful compilation of quotes. May I add another?

    Because we beat ourselves up a lot when we make wrong decisions…

    No. 102: General Colin Powell
    It’s easier to make decisions right than to make the right decisions.

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  2. Lena Post author

    I lllove quotes, they can be really helpful for me when the doubts arise. Thank you for listing your favourite ones!!From time to time I also like to share with my friends with the quotes which I consider to be encouraging. But the quote that inspires me the most is the one said by Buddha:
    “If you tighten the string to much it will snap, and if you leave it too slack it will not play. Enlightenment lies between two opposite extremes”
    I believe this one reveals the very essence of our existence

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  3. Steve Post author

    Just this afternoon I was reading about coincidences in one of Deepak Chopra’s books. Then I was listening to one of your CD’s Harv – not even 2 hours ago…. and then you post this comment on my blog… now that is a coincidence!

    Love it!! Thanks for dropping by,

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