Short Personal Development Quotes That Will Keep You Going When You’re Down


There are times I’m down and I just need something to hold on to, something to grab on to.


At these times, all I do is Google. Google motivational or personal development quotes and swim in them till they speak to my inner man.

So today, I’ll love to share some of them with you. The ones I’ve kept close to my heart. I hope they’ll keep you in your trying times just has they’ve kept me in mine as well.

My Top Personal Development Quotes Ever

“When you discover your gift and develop it, the world will start looking for you” ― Sunday Adelaja

“I will speak ill of no one and speak all the good I know of everybody.” — Andrew Jackson

“If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” — David Bly

“For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be.  What is once well done, is well done forever.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I praise loudly; I blame softly.” — Queen Catherine II   

“For a thinking man, the main thing is to develop that person within” ― Sunday Adelaja

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson

“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well.” — Jim Rohn

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.” ― Fred Rogers

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant

“Know who you are, and be it. Know what you want, and go out and get it!” ― Carroll Bryant

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

“Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought” ― Napoleon Hill

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Develop your gift to ensure that your invention will be put into practice” ― Sunday Adelaja

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought” ― Napoleon Hill

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You can dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of your life. It’s easy” ― Dale Carnegie

“The only journey is the journey within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

“We must become the change we want to see.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“A boss says “go and make sure you do it”; a leader says “let’s go and make it happen”. Bosses control people; leaders involve them.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.” — Jim Rohn

“Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.” — Bishop Leonard Umumna

“Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.” — William Blake

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” — Bruce Lee

"Live out your imagination, not your history." -- Stephen Covey

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” — Jim Rohn

“There is no man in this world that does not have the ability to develop visions” ― Sunday Adelaja

“Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” — African Proverb

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don't be a pawn, when you're meant to be the king.” ― Constance Friday Elias

“I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.” — Paul Harvey

“Overcoming all obstacles improves us, develops our natural ability and makes us stronger” ― Sunday Adelaja

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” — John Dryden

“Develop the muscles for hard work and never be an early quitter.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.” — Swami Sivandanda

“It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end; however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first.” — Bruce Lee

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.” — Jim Rohn

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” — Steven Covey

“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

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are what we frequently do.” – Aristotle

“The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Forget yourself and start to work.” — Gordon B. Hinckley

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” — Dale Carnegie

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” — Bruce Lee

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong." -- William Thackeray

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” — Doug Firebaugh

“There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” — Vince Lombardi

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — George Patton

Don't dream it. Be it" -- Richard O'Brian

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing … that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” — Babe Ruth

"I don't count the days, I make the days count!"-- Muhammad Ali

“If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.” — John Maxwell

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb

“If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

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