Growth Sayings and Quotes

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

Just as plants soak up water, your children need your loving words, and with them they will thrive.     

Judy Ford

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.     


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.     

Wayne Dyer

The time is always right to do what is right.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today.     

Akin A. Awolaja

The minute you're satisfied with where you are, you aren't there anymore.     

Tony Gwynn

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.     

Andy Warhol

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.     

James Cash Penney

Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?     

Alex Noble

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.     

Julia Margaret Cameron

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.     

Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.     

Winston Churchill

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.     

Tony Robbins

Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses.     

Joel Brown

If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.     

John C Maxwell

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


We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.     

Maltbie D. Matlock

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.     

Lao Tzu

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.     

Chinese Proverb

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.     

Tom Barrett

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.     

Ronald Reagan

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.     

Andy Rooney

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.     

Albert Einstein

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.     

Benjamin Franklin

Man's duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.     

Immanuel Kant

Whatever helps to shape the human being - to make the individual what he is, or hinder him from being what he is not - is part of his education.     

John Stuart Mill

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.     

Carl Bard

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.     

Marilyn vos Savant

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.     

Oprah Winfrey

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

He who moves not forward, goes backward.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Herbert A. Otto

When you're finished changing, you're finished.     

Benjamin Franklin

Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.     

Jean Vanier

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Schweitzer

Not knowing you can't do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.     

Ally Carter

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

Denis Waitley

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.     

Dale Carnegie

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.     

Albert Einstein

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.     

Joshua J. Marine

Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got, and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.     

William James

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.     

Henry Ford

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.     

Elizabeth Bowen

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.     

Les Brown

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.     

Anatole France

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.     

Calvin Coolidge

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.     

Henry Miller