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Positive Quotes about Self Development

Let these Self Development quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- 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)

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

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

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

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

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

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

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

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

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

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

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

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you take the responsibility for your life,
you can start changing it.
- Osho

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare


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