Growth Proverbs

Sayings about Growth

There is no growth without discontent. ~ Saying

Children grow up, with or without parents. ~ Japanese Proverbs

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~ Irish Proverbs

He who tells no lies will not grow up. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

Fools grow without watering. ~ Italian Proverbs

The grown-up pays attention to what you are doing; the child sees beyond that. ~ Indian Proverbs

Who writes love letters grows thin; who carries them, fat. ~ Dutch Proverbs

If you would live in health, grow old early. ~ Spanish Proverbs

A palm tree growing in the shade will not bear ripe fruit. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Mothers raise their daughters and let their sons grow up. ~ African-American Proverbs

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. ~ Greek Proverbs

A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches. ~ African Proverb

One’s shadow grows larger than life when admired by the light of the moon. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Everything is small at the beginning and then grows; except trouble, which is big at the beginning and still grows. ~ Arabian Proverbs

High climbers and deep swimmers never grow old. ~ German Proverbs

There are five ways in which to become wise: be silent, listen, remember, grow older and study. ~ Arabian Proverb

Climb mountains to see lowlands. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who is not satisfied with himself will grow; he who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things. ~ Chinese Proverb

A girl never grows into a lady. ~ Russian Proverbs

He who knew you when you were young will not respect you when you grow up. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

A small shrub may grow into a tree. ~ African Proverb

As we grow older our bad qualities make us younger. ~ Finnish Proverbs

The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends. ~ Japanese Proverb

The plant God favors will grow even without rain. ~ African Proverb

Laugh and grow fat. ~ Traditional Proverb

A man grows most tired while standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb

Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Growth

Our children had the privilege of growing up where they’d raised a lot of food. They were never hungry. They could share their food with people. And so, you share your lives with people. ~ Ella Baker

The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. ~ Brooks Atkinson

If you live in the past and allow the past to define who you are, then you never grow. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness — It’s growth — mental, financial, you name it. ~ Harold S. Geneen

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. ~ George Shinn

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. ~ Karen Kaiser Clark

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. ~ Richard Bach

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. ~ Les Brown

It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool. ~ Harold MacMillan

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. ~ Brian Tracy

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other — it doesn’t matter who it is — and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. ~ Mother Teresa

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~ EE Cummings

We find comfort among those who agree with us — growth among those who don’t. ~ Frank A. Clark

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. ~ Aleister Crowley

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old. ~ William James

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ~ Mortimer J. Adler

The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair. ~ Sarah Orne Jewett

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

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

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. ~ Calvin Coolidge

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. ~ Pearl S. Buck

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. ~ Abraham H. Maslow

The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line. ~ Joanna Field

The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. ~ Virginia Satir

All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The trick is growing up without growing old. ~ Casey Stengel

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. ~ Karl Baker

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. ~ Jean Vanier

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life — mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. ~ Julius Erving

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~ Napoleon Hill

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. ~ Joseph Barth

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Love dies only when growth stops. ~ Pearl S. Buck

You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself. ~ Ethel Barrymore

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. ~ Pir Vilayat Khan

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody’s weakness. ~ Bern Williams

It’s a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president… except me. ~ Barry Goldwater

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up — that growing is an ever-ongoing process. ~ M. Scott Peck

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome. ~ R. C. Allen

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso

Growing old is not growing up. ~ Doug Horton

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up. ~ Tryon Edwards

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. ~ Les Brown

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. ~ Gail Sheehy

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. ~ Herbert A. Otto

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. ~ Anatole France

Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell. ~ Author Unknown

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