101 Of The Best Growing Quotes To Inspire You Through Tough Days

Inspirational quotes on personal growth can help you change and improve

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Young or old, life is full of everyday hurdles that we need to overcome.

To grow without any hurdles related to work and completely in your comfort zone is impossible. To grow means to change, to become a better person, to improve.

No self-growth has ever been seen by those who have lived in their comfort zone. The best way to grow and learn how to live outside in the real world is by stepping out of your comfort zone ready for change. Changes can be tough to get used to. Be it in love life or personal life, they often bring hardships. But never should one turn back out and become a person who gives up. Instead, become someone you would love to become. In order to be one, we have curated a list of 101 inspirational quotes about growth that will help you grow every day.

For more inspirational quotes, check out you got this quotes and turning 30 quotes.

Quotes About Life

With inspirational quotes you can grow like a flower

Life is all about progress and overcoming tough days. There is no denying how challenging everything becomes when it comes to adjusting to change. Changes are something one has to live through and you cannot grow without any change.

1."The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

-Nelson Mandela

2."Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

-Mother Teresa

3."Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

-Benjamin Franklin

4."The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

-Walt Disney

5.“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”

– Marjorie Pay Hinckley

6."Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

-Helen Keller

7."If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor."

-Eleanor Roosevelt

8."Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."

-Henry David Thoreau

9."Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."


10.“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”

– Doe Zantamata

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

-Thomas A. Edison

12.“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

13."You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

-Dr. Seuss

14."Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking."

-Steve Jobs

15."Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember -- the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you."

-Zig Ziglar

16.“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

– John Wooden

17.“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”

– Epicetus

18.“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

19."You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated."

-Maya Angelou

Quotes About Growing

Growth is an inspirational experience that can be truly appreciated by those who have seen it all. We all experience some personal growth and change at some point.

20."You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it."

-Oprah Winfrey

21.“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”

– Seneca

22."If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work."

-Thomas J. Watson

23.“Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.”

– Francis Bacon

24."If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it -- teach yourself to be impatient."

-Gurbaksh Chahal

25."If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success."

-James Cameron

26."People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy."

-Tony Robbins

27."Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

-John D. Rockefeller

28."Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."

-Winston Churchill

29."In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

-Robert Frost

30.“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”

– Ulysses S. Grant

Positive Quotes For Change

Do not wait any longer to turn your life around with these inspirational quotes. Make that change and watch how you grow!

31."Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

-Mother Teresa

32."Whoever is happy will make others happy too."

-Anne Frank

33.“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

34."Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."

-Oscar Wilde

35.“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

36.“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

– Jim Rohn

37."The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."

-Barack Obama

38.“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”

– Yvonne Pierre

Leadership Quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes about leadership. With these, you can change the way you experience life. Take charge of your life and you'll experience personal growth and positive change in others too.

39."A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."

—Lao Tzu

40."Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

—General George Patton

41."Where there is no vision, the people perish."

—Proverbs 29:18

42."I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?"

—Benjamin Disraeli

43."A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."

—Max Lucado

44."You manage things; you lead people."

—Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

45."Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems."

—Brian Tracy

46."The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."

—Max DePree

47."The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist."

—Eric Hoffer

48. "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

—Warren Bennis

49."Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."

—General Dwight Eisenhower

50. "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."

— General George Patton

51."No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it."

—Andrew Carnegie

52. "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."

—Jack Welch

53."A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward."


54. "A leader is a dealer in hope."

—Napoleon Bonaparte

55."A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."

—Douglas MacArthur

56. "You don’t need a title to be a leader."

–Mark Sanborn

57."Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."

—Sam Walton

58. "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

—John Maxwell

59."The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly."

—Jim Rohn

60."My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence."

—General Montgomery

61."A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."

—Rosalynn Carter

62. "Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."

—Peter Drucker

63."A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position."

—John Maxwell

64. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

—Margaret Mead

65."A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible."


66. "The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground."

—Sir Winston Churchill

67."The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."

—Kenneth Blanchard

68. "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."

—Warren Bennis

69."The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

—Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

70. "To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less."

—Andre Malraux

71."The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."

—Tony Blair

72. "He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."


73."So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work."

—Peter Drucker

74. "Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position."

—Brian Tracy

75."People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision."

—John Maxwell

76. "I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

—Ralph Nader

77."Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."

—Harry S. Truman

78. "Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."

—Peter Drucker

79."A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together."

—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

80. "Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm."

—Publilius Syrus

81."Leadership is influence."

—John C. Maxwell

82. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."

—Theodore Roosevelt

83."When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out."

—Napoleon Bonaparte

84. "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case."

—Ken Kesey

85."Lead and inspire people."

—Ross Perot

86."Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise."

—Woodrow Wilson

87."Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

—John F. Kennedy

Best Quotes To Inspire Personal Growth

Here are some inspirational quotes, including quotes on the growth mindset, that teach you about life and experiencing it! Sometimes, all you need are some quotes from those more experienced than you to bring about that change in your life and find motivation.

88.“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

89.“Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

90.“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”

– James Allen

91.“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

92.“To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.”

– Julia Hartwig

93.“When the going gets tough – the tough get going!”

– John Belushi, 'Animal House'

94."No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."

– Voltaire

95.“The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.”

– Napoleon Hill

96."Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me."

– Dr. Seuss

97."If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."

—Maya Angelou

98.“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”

– Albert Schweitzer

99. “I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. "

– Dr. Seuss

100."Whatever you are, be a good one."

—Abraham Lincoln

101.“It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.”

– Sara Evans

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Growing Quotes then why not take a look at 'Women Who Run With The Wolves' quotes, or keep trying quotes.


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