25 Self-Improvement Quotes for Your Best Year Yet

Are you ready to start making moves to reach your goals? Whether you’re aiming to achieve a financial goal, seeking personal improvement, or just want to live a better life, self-improvement quotes can help you feel empowered.

We all need a little inspiration to give us a boost, and that’s why quotes can be so useful.

Quotes for self-improvement can give you that much-needed dose of motivation to get started, keep striving, and stay focused.

You can pick a quote to use as a personal mantra, jot it down in your planner or budget binder, or even print it out and hang it up for daily inspiration.

Self-improvement is a lifelong journey and it’s never too late to start. If you’re thinking about personal development and ways that you can grow and improve in the weeks and months ahead, now is the time to start.

Take it one step at a time and remember that it’s a journey and not a destination.

Explore these quotes to feel empowered and encouraged:

Inspirational Self Improvement Quotes

“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

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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.”


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

-Aldous Huxley

“Do your best, and be a little better than you are.”

-Gordon B. Hinckley

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

-Stephen Covey

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

-Helen Keller

“Self-trust is the first secret of success”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivational Quotes for Self Improvement

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

Jim Rohn

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

-Carl R. Rogers

“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.”

-Brendon Burchard

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

-Jim Rohn

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

-Henry Ford

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”

-Eric Butterworth

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity”

-Amelia Earhart

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”

-Winston Churchill

Positive Self Improvement Quotes

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive”

-Matt Cameron

“Positive action combined with positive thinking results in success”

-Shiv Khera

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind”

-Joyce Meyer

“The most progress I’ve made is when I’ve been kind to myself”

-Sunday Shields

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

-Will Rogers

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.”

-Deborah Day

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

-Maya Angelou

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

-Og Mandino

Becoming the best version of yourself is something you can always strive for. These self-improvement quotes can help you feel empowered, motivated, and inspired to make changes.

Let this year be your best one yet!