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.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.
Climb mountains to see lowlands.
Close scrutiny will show that most ''crisis situations'' are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Enough shovels of earth — a mountain. Enough pails of water — a river.
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.
Every phase of evolution commences by being in a state of unstable force and proceeds through organization to equilibrium. Equilibrium having been achieved, no further development is possible without once more oversetting the A journey of a thousand miles starts in front of your feet. Whosoever acts spoils it. Whosoever keeps loses it.
Every winner has scars.
Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.