Bettering Yourself Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bettering yourself quotes, bettering yourself sayings, and bettering yourself proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It's not about money or connections—it's the willingness to out work and outlearn everyone...And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.     

Mark Cuban

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.     

Angelina Jolie

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.     

Anthony J. DeAngelo

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Hope is a waking dream.     


If you always do what you've always done, you'll always be where you've always been.     

T.D. Jakes

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve.     

Bill Gates

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.     

Thomas Edison

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

The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.     

Mel Robbins

It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.     

Sanhita Baruah

You're either green and growing or you're ripe and rotting.     

John Addison

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.     

Diane Sawyer

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that's like saying you can never change your fate.     

Amy Tan

Do your best, and be a little better than you are.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.     


The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.     

Carrie Wilkerson

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.     


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

Pat Summitt

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Ernest Hemingway

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.     

Brian Tracy

Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.     


We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.     

Arianna Huffington

Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.     

Simon T. Bailey

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.     

Spanish Proverb

Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.     

Barbara Corcoran

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

Carl R. Rogers

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.     

Barbara Kingsolver

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.     

Anne Lamott