August is my birth month. Which makes me examine how much, if at all, I’ve grown in the last year. As I think about this, I look around for inspiration to grow in maturity, love, faith, hope and ways to nurture my passion to write. Today I’m sharing with you some of the quotes I’ve come across in my search for inspiration to grow.

Inspirational Growth Quotes

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba from The Art of Peace

“Growth is the only evidence of life.” ~ John Henry Newman

growth quotes

“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization… It refers to man’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything one is capable of becoming.” ~ Abraham Maslow

“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.” ~ ― Tupac Shakur

i want to grow

growth quotes
“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” ~ Criss Jami

And-the-day-came-when
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin

“Sometimes we know in our bones what we really need to do, but we’re afraid to do it. Taking a chance and stepping beyond the safety of the world we’ve always known is the only way to grow, though and without risk there is no reward.” ~ Wil Wheaton

“The journey I’m taking is inside me. Just like blood travels down veins, what I’m seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart.” ~ Haruki Murakami

“Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.” ~ Margaret Fuller

Life is growth. And as I reflect on the year gone by, I resolve to grow more and more in to being me in the year ahead.

Which of these resonates with you?