Personal Development Sayings and Quotes

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

He who would govern others, first should be master of himself.     

Philip Massinger

Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.     

Fred Rogers

There is one single thread binding my way together the way of the Master consists in doing one's best that is all     


They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.     


We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.     


Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.     

Eckhart Tolle

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.     

Oprah Winfrey

Be the change you want to see in this world.     


To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.     

Maurice Young

Live with fulfillment, serve with passion so in this lifetime you will have the ablility to die with no regrets.     

Randy Gonzales

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What we think, we become.     


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.     

Albert Einstein

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.     

Pablo Picasso

What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.     

Napoleon Hill

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.     

Andre Gide

What the society thinks is of no interest to me. All that's important is how I see myself. I know who who I am. I know the value of my work.     

Robin S. Sharma

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.     

Eckhart Tolle

A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for.     

Marcus Aurelius

What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.     

Daniel Goleman

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

Will Durant

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

Herbert Otto

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     


Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression.     

James E. Faust

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.     


Know who you are, and be it. Know what you want, and go out and get it!     

Carroll Bryant

Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.     


We cannot consume our way into personal growth. Yet, millions of us have bought into this cynical concept of faux identity.     

Jane Velez-Mitchell