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

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...
We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don't.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows -- it must grow; nothing can prevent it.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.
We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.
Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life -- mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
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.
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
If it's not growing, it's going to die.
Love dies only when growth stops.
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient.

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