50 quotes on self-improvement to inspire you to achieve

Looking for some quotes on self-improvement that will inspire you to be more than you are, dear reader? Then you’re in the right place because I have some brilliant quotes to offer you today.

These are some of my favourite quotes of all time, and I always feel inspired when I read them.

So, take a few minutes, relax, and see which ones inspire you the most. Any that you really like, please feel free to add them to your journal.

If you don’t keep a journal, you should. I keep one, and in it, I make a note of anything and everything that inspires me. That’s where I’ve created the resource for all of these quotes on offer now.

Anyway, enjoy them all, and then please pass them on to your friends.

Quotes on self-improvement (1-10):

  1. If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney
  2. The only journey is the one within. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. All things are difficult before they are easy. ~Thomas Fuller
  4. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain
  5. It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela
  6. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. ~Babe Ruth
  7. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. ~Bo Jackson
  8. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot
  9. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett
  10. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. ~Joyce Meyer

Quotes on self-improvement (11-20):

  1. My purpose is to lift your spirit and to motivate you. ~Mavis Staples
  2. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B. Hinckley
  3. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert H. Schuller
  4. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden
  5. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. ~W. Clement Stone
  6. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe
  7. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis
  8. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
  9. When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ~Carol Burnett
  10. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~Charles R. Swindoll

Quotes on self-improvement (21-30):

  1. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  2. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot
  3. Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett
  4. Opportunity does not knock it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~Kyle Chandler
  5. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. ~Joyce Brothers
  6. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. ~William James
  7. Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. ~Simone de Beauvoir
  8. The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare. ~Bobby Knight
  9. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ~Vince Lombardi
  10. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~Martin Luther

Quotes on self-improvement (31-41):

  1. quotes-on-self-improvementDon’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. ~Ann Landers
  3. Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. ~Booker T. Washington
  4. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  5. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  6. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean
  7. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ~Aldous Huxley
  8. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda
  9. Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. ~Nido Qubein
  10. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. ~John Wooden
  11. You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plough right ahead. ~George Lucas

Quotes on self-improvement (42-50):

  1. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit’. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ ~Muhammad Ali
  2. Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~H. L. Hunt
  3. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. ~John D. Rockefeller
  4. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ~Ella Fitzgerald
  5. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ~Jim Rohn
  6. If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride, and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. ~Bear Bryant
  7. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. ~Maya Angelou
  8. I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything, at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities, not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything. ~Dan Millman
  9. Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~Don Miguel Ruiz

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