Better Yourself Quotes: 25 Encouraging Sayings

Do you want better for yourself?

This collection of quotes is all about bettering yourself and inspiring self-improvement. Because there are seasons of life where we rest, and there are seasons of our life where we need to soar!

The following quotes are motivating and encourage you to think beyond the life you are currently living on a journey to an even better you. Don’t worry, this does not mean you are currently insufficient, broken and need fixing. Not all at! It actually means looking at how you can get even better, what other things you can accomplish and what exciting things await you.


Better Yourself Quotes


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


“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” Albert Einstein


“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


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


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


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Unknown (sometimes attributed to Maya Angelou – pending confirmation).


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison


“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


“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn


“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” Miguel Ruiz


“Strive to become the best version of you instead of the best copy of someone else’s life.” Edmond Mbiaka


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


“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.” Dr. Henry Cloud


“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn


“Let your light shine as an inspiration to humanity and BE THE REASON someone believes in the goodness of people.” Germany Kent


Better Version of Myself Quotes


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


“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” Anne Lamott


“You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” John Addison


“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” C.S. Lewis


“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama


“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” Confucius


“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” T.D. Jakes


“Do your best and be a little better than you are.” Gordon B. Hinckley


“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” Swami Vivekananda


How do you want to better your life? We hope that you’ve found some inspiring words and sayings that will encourage you to go for it!


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