We all have dreams and desires. We want to reach our goals and be successful.  One of the best ways to do this is by learning from successful people. They have achieved success by putting into practice techniques that work.

If you want to improve personally or professionally, reading self improvement books should be high on your ‘must-do’ list.

But you can also use quotes on self-improvement to help.  As we read them, we may just find the inspiration to motivate us to success.

The self improvement quotes we have included are some of the best and most popular inspirational and motivational self improvement quotes.

Our Top 10 Self Improvement Quotes

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always. Oprah Winfrey

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.  Carol Burnett

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  James Allen

To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become something that you have never been before.  Les Brown

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If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  Bruce Lee

Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.  Pat Summitt

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.  Paulo Coelho

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.  Mark Twain

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No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.   Madonna

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you started.  Marcus Garvey

40 More Popular Self Improvement Quotes

In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or to step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.  Abraham Maslow

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.  James Gordon

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.  William Faulkner

Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.  Jim Rohn

The greatest thing about tomorrow is I will be better than I am today. And that’s how I look at my life. ..There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better. Tiger Woods

Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.  Brian Tracy

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

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

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.  Jim Rohn

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You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.  Les Brown

Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.   William Faulkner

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Improvement begins with I.

Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.

Work on yourself more than you do on your job.   Jim Rohn

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for.   Socrates

Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday.

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It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.  Sanhita Baruah

Be the type of person you want to meet.

Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.  Sir William Jones

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never neglect an opportunity for self-improvement.

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

Love yourself enough to work harder.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.  Ernest Hemingway

Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.   Jim Rohn

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  George Bernard Shaw

There is always room for improvement.

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.  Confucius

Man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.           Will Rogers

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.   Baltasar Gracian

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.  Brian Tracy

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

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When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.

Books to read for self improvement

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”   Joseph Addison

Most of the self improvement quotes above are accredited to successful people.  We hope that  they have inspired you to the next stage of your personal development journey.

The best self improvement books provide valuable information that will improve your life.

Udemy is a great website for self improvement and personal development if you are looking for online self improvement courses.