39 Awesome Self Improvement Quotes


Here is a collection of self improvement quotes that will encourage you to look inside your self and make improvements.

Quotes About Self Improvement – Self Improvement Quotes



“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. ” — Thomas Carlyle

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. ” — Marie Curie

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ” — E.B. White

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.” — Robert M. Pirsig

“Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity: these are the self-attained perfections of great souls. ” — Hitopadesa

“The farther a man knows himself to be free from perfection, the nearer he is to it. ” — Gerard Groote

Change yourself and fortune will change with you. ” — Portuguese Proverb

“What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself. ” — Thomas Sprat

“What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others. ” — Immanuel Kant

“True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle. ” — Hugh Blair

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am leaning how to sail my ship. ” — Louisa May Alcott

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. ” — Socrates

“You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. ” — John Ruskin

“A scrap of paper and a stub of a pencil beats the best memory. ” —  Michael Wardinski

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. ” — Epictetus

“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. ” — Oliver Goldsmith

“I believe that true identity is found in creative activity springing from within. It is found when one loses oneself. ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves. ” — Henry W. Longfellow

“In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate. ” — Rene Descartes

“Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. ” — Robert F Kennedy

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. ” — Hindu Proverb

“Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater. ” — Epictetus

“What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not. ” — Saint Augustine

“Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way. ” — John Stuart Mill

“Our lives improve only when we take chances — and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. ” — Walter Anderson

“If you have great talents, industry will improve them; If moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor: nothing is ever to be attained without it. ” — Sir Joshua Reynolds

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill

“Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul. ” — Sir J. Stephen

“Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades. ” — Mme. Du Deffand

“Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind. ” — Lord Essex

“Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system. ” — Benjamin Disraeli

“Never neglect an opportunity for improvement. ” — Sir William Jones

“Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. ” — Marie Curie

“The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself. ” — B. R. Haydon

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win. ” — Edward Gibbon

“It was the sacred rule among the Pythagorean’s that they should every evening thrice run over the actions and affairs of the day. ” — Dr. L. Watts

“The highest purpose of intellectual cultivation is to give a man a perfect knowledge and mastery of his own inner self; to render our consciousness its own light and its own mirror. Frederich Leopold von Hardenberg

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston

“Their plans were improved with the best advice. ” — J. R. R. Tolkien

“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. ” — Leo Tolstoy


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