Nine Important Self Improvement Quotes To Truly Inspire You

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Self Improvement Quotes – Nine Of The Most Important And Motivating Self Improvement Quotes Ever Made And The Reasoning Behind Them

Mark Ford | Home Business Lifestyle Consultant
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An article from home business lifestyle consultant Mark Ford where he looks at some of the most inspiring self improvement quotes ever created along with looking at the true meaning to them and the authors who penned them.

I am a true lover of self improvement quotes to help people gain the motivation to follow through on any goals that they have set themselves within their personal and professional lives. I really enjoy reading them, but I am also interested in the meaning behind them.

Why has someone come up with what many people may think is a random statement and what is the point that they are trying to make?

Obviously they want to make an impact on people’s lives, to get that person to find true meaning in their life and ultimately true fulfilment.

I also like to share them with my readership because it should prove valuable to you by sharing some of the most influential one’s ever penned within this article.

Also if you would like to check my business page on Facebook you will see that, from time to time, I publish some truly inspirational quotes with images to match.

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Another point to publishing these quotes is to pick people up when they are down. To show them that there is hope out there and more importantly to give people a greater perspective to what is happening in their world and the world in general.

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Self Improvement Quotes

There is so much negativity that we are subjected to in life that it is nice to have something that will make us smile and realise that in general life is not as bad as we envisage it is. Say, I get to enjoy another day rather than… oh my god another day of problems.

So here are some of the greatest ever self improvement quotes that will inspire you when times get tough in your day from time to time.

Self Improvement Quotes – Nine Quotes from World Famous Leaders To Truly Inspire You – Grab a Coffee and Let’s Take A Look!

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

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Wax Model

What he means in this is that you should never compete with others or try and be better than anyone else. What you should do is always try and be better today than what you were yesterday.

Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist and short story writer who was prominent around the mid 1920’s to the mid 1950’s who also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw Self Improvement Quotes

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

The meaning behind this is that for you to grow personally within your life then you must accept that you do not know everything. You must become flexible within your beliefs and realise that you need to have an open mind when it comes to learning and receiving things.

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and political activist who died at the age of 94 in 1950. He has a huge portfolio of plays that he wrote and was another person to receive the Nobel price For Literature in 1925.

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

Looking at this quote it means that self improvement is a life long journey. It never ends until nature takes its own course of action. So why would you want to stop improving yourself as the rewards you get from self improvement cannot be compared to anything else in life.

Anthony J D’Angelo is a very successful businessman who is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inner Trade Systems Inc.

william faulkner
William Faulkner in 1954, photographed by Carl Van Vechten

William Faulkner – “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.”

So the meaning of this is that you should always dream big and not be afraid to. Your body, mind and spirit should be stretched to the extreme limit because otherwise you will never know what your capabilities are until you test them to the full.

William Faulkner was an American author and Nobel Prize laureate who was prominent in the 1920’s & 1930’s who wrote a diverse range material from novels, plays, shorts stories and screenplays.

Madonna on Tour
Madonna performing on her Rebel Heart Tour in 2015

Madonna – “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.”

So what does this pop superstar mean? Well it doesn’t matter what your circumstances are because life gives you so many chances and opportunities to change so that you can fulfil the potential that you have inside yourself and create the best version of who you are.

Madonna is a hugely successful singer, songwriter and actress who has stood the test of time right from the 1980’s when she exploded onto the music scene right up to the present day through her professional and charitable work.

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

The message that Jim Rohn is trying to get across here is once you know who you are, what makes you the person you are and how you think, this is the most powerful education that you can ever have.

The late, great Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker who touched the lives of millions of people all around the world until his sad passing in 2009.

Mahatma Gandhi Self Improvement Quotes
Mahatma Gandhi Self Improvement Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi – “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

The message contained in this quote is that you can define your greatness by your capacity to choose the direction that you take in life, adjusting to events and re-making yourself every single day that goes by.

Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian activist who lead an independence movement against British rule. Also it is widely recognised that he was the inspiration for many civil rights and freedom movements all around the world.

He was assassinated on 30th January 1948.

Confucius Statue in China
Confucius Statue

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

Quite simply you need to discover the limits that you have both mentally and physically so that one day you can overcome them.

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, philosopher and politician born in 551 BC. Confucianism, which is his philosophy, emphasises what personal morality should be along with the correctness of social relationships, sincerity and justice.

Swami Vivekananda Statue
Swami Vivekananda Statue

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

You probably have not heard of this gentleman, but his message is that when you wake up everyday you have the choice and the opportunity to become the greatest version of yourself and not to waste that opportunity and day to become anything less.

Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk and was one of the instrumental figures that brought Vedanta and Yoga to the western world in the late 1800’s. During this time he is widely credited to bringing Hinduism to the status of being recognised as a major religion.

Inspiration can be taken in many different ways. You can look at successful people in life whether you are interested in sport, politics or business and then go on to try and emulate them as best you can.

Also you can find many inspirational moments through the eyes of the media. I know that the media and press get knocked a lot due to the amount of bad news and negative stories that they publish but at the end of the day they are only doing their job to report what is going on. If you look hard enough you will see that they publish a lot of great stories of how people have overcome adversity through sure dogged determination, and those people possess the qualities that have been interpreted in the inspirational quotes that I have shared with you from some of the most influential people in history.


I hope that this article on self improvement quotes has given you the inspiration that you need to overcome hurdles that you may be facing or given you a totally new perception on life. Also I hope that you enjoyed the mini history lesson I have given you on the people who came up with these self improvement quotes and the meaning behind their thoughts when writing them.


Perhaps you have your own inspirational quotes that you would like to share with me and my readership and if so please post them in the comments section below.

I look forward to reading them and replying to you in the future.


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