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Personal Growth Quotes

Just like a flower needs water and care to grow, you need to nurture your body, mind and spirit to thrive. These personal growth quotations will help you do just that. We’ve collected personal growth quotes that offer advice to keep you growing in wisdom, deepening your faith and expanding your horizons.


 We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. 
- Maya Angelou, author, poet, actress
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 When you go through difficult times...recognize that God is refining you, knocking off some of your rough edges. 
- Joel Osteen, pastor and author
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 Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. 
- Karen Armstrong, author
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 It takes true strength of character to redefine your limits by pushing past them. 
- Katherine Reutter, two-time medalist in speed skating, 2000 Vancouver Olympics
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 I always say "Be yourself," because everyone else is taken! 
- Rita Davenport, motivational speaker
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 Never be ashamed to admit you were wrong. You're only say that you're smarter today than you were yesterday. 
- Dave Gilpin, author
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 Don't go through life; grow through life. 
- Eric Butterworth, minister, author and radio personality
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 The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. 
- Alvin Toffler, writer
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 Who I’ve been is not as important as who I’m becoming. 
- from Hope for Alcoholics, Addicts, Inmates (And Those Who Love Them)
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 The key to success is self-confidence, and the key to self-confidence is preparation. 
- Jane Garton, Author
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 The reason I don't retire is that I learn something new every day.  The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body.  It's about expanding, constantly pushing yourself. 
- Clint Eastwood, Actor, producer, director and composer
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 The question is not 'Can you make a difference?' You already do make a difference. It's just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make during your life on this planet. 
- Julia Butterfly Hill
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 The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. 
- David Viscott
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 Life is difficult, but those difficulties, when we face them squarely, are often the secret keys to growth and joy. 
- Edward Grinnan, Author, The Promise of Hope
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