Personal Development Quote # 65

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

- St. Francis

Personal Development Quote # 64

“The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’”

- Ludwig van Beethoven

Personal Development Quote # 61

"People get mad at your progress because every step you make getting ahead gives them a clearer picture that they aren't going anywhere."

- Bill Winston

Personal Development Quote # 53

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.”

- Ansel Adams

Personal Development Quote # 49

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”

– William Murray

Personal Development Quote # 48

“There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.”

– Winston Churchill

Personal Development Quote # 47

“The secret of success in life is for a person to be ready for opportunity when it comes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Personal Development Quote # 46

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

- Charles Dickens

Personal Development Quote # 44

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success, but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

- Oprah Winfrey

Personal Development Quote # 38

“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

- Pope John Paul II

Personal Development Quote # 35

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Personal Development Quote # 34

“Courage must come from the soul within; the man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had.”

- Edgar Guest

Personal Development Quote # 32

“Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. But when a business ceases to be creative, when it believes it has reached perfection and needs to do nothing but produce – no improvement, no development – it is done.”

- Henry Ford

Personal Development Quote # 31

“When one door closes, another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

- Alexander Graham Bell

Personal Development Quote # 30

“What we become depends on what we read after all the professors are finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.”

- Tomas Carlyle

Personal Development Quote # 27

"I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if Icould. And no hours nor amount of labor nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me."

- Col. Harland Sanders

Personal Development Quote # 26

"Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good."

- Joe Paterno

Personal Development Quote # 16

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

- Benjamin Franklin

Personal Development Quote # 15

"I don't think there's any such thing as setting your goals too high. The higher you set your goals, the more you are going to work. If you don't reach them, then it's okay, just as long as you set it and then give 100% of yourself."

- Dan Jansen

Personal Development Quote # 11

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year."

- John Foster Dulles

Personal Development Quote # 10 -- And a Video!

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

- George S. Patton

And as an "added bonus" to celebrate our 10th personal development quote, here's a video with several excellent quotes from one of our soon-to-be resident favorites (as the blog goes on), Jim Rohn:

Personal Development Quote # 9

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."

- Dale Carnegie

Personal Development Quote # 7

"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves. Self-discipline with all of them came first."

- Harry Truman

Personal Development Quote # 6

"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with the inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent."

- Sophia Loren

Personal Development Quote # 5

"Formula for success: Underpromise and overachieve."

- Tom Peters

Personal Development Quote # 4

"None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them."

- Bernard Baruch

Personal Development Quote # 2

"Most battles are won before they are ever fought."

– George Patton

Personal Development Quote # 1

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."

– Vince Lombardi

Welcome to Personal Development Quotes!

Welcome to Personal Development Quotes! This blog is all about providing inspiring success-oriented quotes from famous authors, business leaders, statesmen, religious figures, philosophers, and practically anyone that has said anything worthwhile.

This blog will definitely remain faithful to its namesake: Most of the posts you see here will simply be a personal development quote of some kind, with little to no embellishment. I want the quotes to speak for themselves.

Stop by often for your daily dose of quotes that promote self improvement and feed a success-oriented mentality. Long story short, these quotes have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you as well. Enjoy!