Human Growth and Development Quotes

By: Jada Mosley

Life is a progress, and not a station.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions. It marries old opinion to new fact so as ever to show a minimum of jolt, a maximum of continuity.

- William James

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

- William Blake

Man's duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.

- Immanuel Kant

Whatever helps to shape the human being -to make the individual what he is, or hinder him from being what he is not - is part of his education.

- John Stuart Mill

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Change does not fail to occur because of insincerity. The heart patient is not insincere about his wish to keep living, even as he reaches for another cigarette. Change fails to occur because we mean both things. It fails to occur because we are a living contradiction.

- Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

- Carl Bard

... to be a child, to be a child! To have

the roads and the days all stretching out forward and upward and away.

- Gary Jennings

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen;

goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.


Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

-Douglas MacArthur

Even in determination, you must always consider...What is the cost of winning?


Progress, however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.

-Samuel Smiles

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

-B. R. Ambedkar