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Self Development Quotes

Self Development Quotes 

Digital media as well as traditional print and broadcast media are rich sources of self development quotes and sayings. These witty yet wise quotes span the ages from Aristotle, Confucius and Lao-tse to Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Covey and Anthony Robbins. Of course, we cannot forget famous masters of the word like Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill.

Let’s take a look at a few of these personality development quotes and how best to apply these sayings to your life. Of course, your main aim is to make these quotes your inspiration for becoming the best person you can be.

Examples of Quotes

• “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


• “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.”

Oscar Wilde

• “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”

Oprah Winfrey

All of the abovementioned quotes point to a common theme: Start with yourself so that you can change your relationships, achieve your desired success, and be happy with your life. Since you have little to no control over others but you have full control over your thoughts, actions and behaviors, this piece of advice makes perfect sense.

Ways to Apply These Quotes

Well, of course, there is a vast difference between knowing the quotes and applying these into your life. To quote Sai Baba, an Indian guru: “You seek too much information and not enough transformation”

We suggest the following ways in applying personality development quotes in your life so that transformation is achieved:

• Use your common sense in determining how the quote can be applied in your life. Keep in mind that each individual’s life is unique although certain universal truths still hold true to everyone.

• Let go of advice that does not suit your circumstances but be sure to apply what fits your life goals.

• Stop overanalyzing the advice – just do it! It is the action that changes the person.

• Exercise patience, perseverance and persistence in applying the required actions behind the personality development quotes. Meaningful change takes time, effort and energy coupled with commitment, dedication and hard work.

In the end, the likes of Winfrey, Covey and Confucius can only provide advice. It is up to you to follow their words of wisdom.

Id love to hear what your favourite quotes are, please share them below!


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