Growth is a journey that all of us are on and life offers many lessons along the way. These 100 quotes offer insight into this process, helping to inspire, motivate, and encourage us as we move through life.

They offer wisdom applicable to any age or stage of life – no matter whether you’re pursuing personal growth, professional growth, or spiritual growth.

These words will help bring focus and clarity amidst our struggles, giving us strength and hope as we continue on our journey of growth.

  1. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. -Jane Goodall
  2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. –Lao Tzu
  3. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. –Molière
  4. The practice of surrender allows us to grow through challenges and move forward with grace. -Yolanda V Acree
  5. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. -Albert Einstein
  6. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. –George Whitefield
  7. Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth. –Bryant H. McGill
  8. Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. -James Cash Penney
  9. Keep trying until you have no more chances left. –Aimee Carter
  10. Very early, I knew that the only objective in life was to grow. -Margaret Fuller
  11. Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weaknesses. -Jean Vanier
  12. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. –Ray Davis
  13. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. -Albert Einstein
  14. Empathy, humanity, and support for each other are more important than revenue than growth. -Eric Yuan
  15. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. –Thomas Edison
  16. Without disappointment and the teaching it recommends, how will we ever grow as a person? -Noaman Kaysingwala
  17. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. –Mandy Hale
  18. When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. -Terry Bradshaw
  19. Personal growth is important in all of life’s stages. You need to keep growing to deal effectively with others. -James Stafford
  20. Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow. -Carrie Fisher
  21. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. –John Quincy Adams 
  22. Honor winter’s lesson. Despite this time of lifelessness and inactivity, this is still a season of growth. Melody Beattie
  23. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. –John C. Maxwell
  24. It’s your game; make up your own rules. – Barbara Corcoran
  25. Practicing any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. Kurt Vonnegut
  26. One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. -Abraham Maslow
  27. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. –Nelson Mandela
  28. Use your mind, grow your mind, and grow your life experiences through learning. -Matthew D. Mohr
  29. We miss the height of our fullest potential by not engaging in the quiet parade of days. – John Soforic
  30. Problems are not stopped signs, they are guidelines. –Robert H. Schuller
  31. In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing; we’re not supposed to quit growing. -Joel Osteen
  32. The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. -Robin Sharma
  33. Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. –Marilyn Monroe
  34. Individuals in a growth mindset don’t simply look for challenges, they blossom with them. The greater the challenge, the more they stretch. -K. Orient
  35. The biggest room in the world is room for improvement. –Jeremiah Say
  36. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. –T. Harv Eker
  37. When you judge another individual, a situation, or even yourself, you begin to instantly put limits on your own personal growth. Michael Austin Jacobs, Change Your Perspective
  38. Don’t go through life, grow through life. -Eric Butterworth
  39. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! -Audrey Hepburn.
  40. We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world  –Helen Keller 
  41. Growth occurs when one goes beyond one’s limits. Realizing that is also part of training. –Uchiha Itachi
  42. Work hard now. Don’t wait. If you work hard enough, you’ll be given what you deserve. – Shaquille O’Neal
  43. Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. –Eckhart Tolle
  44. We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. -Oprah Winfrey
  45. Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. -James Cash Penney
  46. Of course, motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. –Zig Ziglar
  47. Real growth happens with what you do after you’re at the wall. –Darren Hardy
  48. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain but all the happiness and growth occur while you’re climbing it. -Andy Rooney
  49. Education is not so much about making a living as making a person. -Tara Westover
  50. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. -Bernice Johnson Reagon
  51. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. -Ellen Glasgow
  52. It’s really not your business what others are doing. What matters is what you’re doing. -Clyde Lee Dennis
  53. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. –Lao Tzu
  54. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. -John Maxwell
  55. If the people in your circle aren’t contributing to your growth, then you’re not in a circle… you’re in a cage. -Kianu Starr
  56. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. -Amelia Earhart
  57. Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. -Sigmund Freud
  58. Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become. –Eli Cohen
  59. Growth inside fuels growth outside. –John C. Maxwell
  60. Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. -Norman Mailer
  61. A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth. -Bruce Lee
  62. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Rob Siltanen
  63. There’s only one investment that will never go down – an investment in yourself. -Frank Sonnenberg
  64. You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself. -Miguel Ruiz
  65. You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. –Evan Esar
  66. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. -Ernest Hemingway
  67. Change is inevitable but personal growth is a choice. -Bob Proctor
  68. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -Frederick Douglass
  69. Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weaknesses. –Jean Vanier
  70. Your life will become better by making other lives better. -Will Smith
  71. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. –Maya Angelou
  72. Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. –Sigmund Freud,
  73. Becoming is better than being. -Carol S. Dweck
  74. I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures. – Yvie Oddly
  75. Play by the rules, but be ferocious. –Phil Knight
  76. Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but of unlearning old limits. -Alan Cohen
  77. Life is all about growth and change. It’s not static. It’s not about some destination. –Bill Burnett
  78. Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation. -Clayton Christensen
  79. Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. -George Shinn
  80. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou
  81. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy
  82. Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -John F. Kennedy
  83. Every problem is a gift — without problems, we would not grow. –Anthony Robbins
  84. Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. -Pearl S. Buck
  85. Commitment to love – to growth, to authentic power is an everyday application of your will. -Gary Zukav
  86. Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. –John F. Kennedy
  87. The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in any way. -Jen Sincero
  88. Why resist change when it’s the main source of your growth? -Robin Sharma
  89. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. –Napoleon Hill
  90. I believe growth should be constant, sustained, and inclusive. It’s only meaningful if these three things are there. Otherwise, they’re just economic figures. -Narendra Modi
  91. From change comes growth. -Jon Stewart
  92. I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. -Larry Bird
  93. Earning money is not a sin, and the bottom line is growth. -Rohit Shetty
  94. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. –Anaïs Nin
  95. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. –Albert Einstein
  96. The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first. –Sergey Brin
  97. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
  98. If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. –Dhirubhai Ambani
  99. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. –Harvey S. Firestone
  100. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. –Thomas Watson

Closing out our list of 100 quotes about growth, it is important to remember that growth involves cultivating habits, understanding that failure is part of the process, and making mistakes. Growth gives us freedom from our comfort zones so we can explore and reach our full potential, thus leading to a more fulfilled and enriched life.

Moreover, let us not forget the role of positive thinking in terms of personal and professional development; it helps you remain focused during challenging times when you may feel overwhelmed.

When it comes to growth, no one thing can provide a roadmap to success. Instead, it requires considering multiple paths forward and intentionally choosing one that will bring happiness and incremental progress at every step along the way.

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