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A list of the best self-improvement quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous self-improvement quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic self-improvement quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational self-improvement quotes from that same writer.

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Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. James Allen

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He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. Isaac Asimov

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There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself. Andrew Carnegie

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It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete. Norman Cousins

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Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. Anthony J. D'Angelo

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He who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell

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There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley

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Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it. We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him, because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation. The gods loved him because men hated him. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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The never-ending task of self improvement. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole. Jonathan Swift

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Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.

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The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. John Dewey

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People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves. Tryon Edwards

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Live to live and you will learn to live.

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Commit to CANI! -- Constant And Never-ending Improvement Tony Robbins

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The biggest room in the world, is the room for improvement.

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The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. Abraham Lincoln

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I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln

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The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it. William Temple

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If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today. Lou Holtz

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I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets. Vladimir Lenin

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Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him. Florence King

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What you become directly influences what you get. Jim Rohn

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Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour. Henry David Thoreau

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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

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

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All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth. Percy Bysshe Shelley