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Self Development Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Self Development are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self,
the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
- James M. Baldwin

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty,
the right to an unlimited development of power,
determined only by self-interest.
It is by nature anarchistic.
- Christian Lous Lange

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

 

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life,
you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
- Brian Tracy

The highest form of development is to govern one's self.
- Zerelda G. Wallace

Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development)
in order to guarantee your future.
- Brian Tracy


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All along we find that social life -
religion,
politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the
development of the knowledge of self;
it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
- James M. Baldwin

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately
to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person.
I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature.
Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Quentin Crisp

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence,
and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization.
Without leadership development, community organizations
do not have staying power.
- Paul Wellstone

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean,
man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives.
Man's life is independent.
He is born not for the development of the society alone,
but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey


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