Subjects — G

Growth Quotations

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.

I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and woman trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.

In any evolutionary process, even in the arts, the search for novelty becomes corrupting.

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

You need circles of community to sustain your continual growth … and they must be of your choosing and your building.

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Every winner has scars.

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.