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Growth Quotes

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

Author: Edward Abbey (1927-1989)

Profession: American Writer

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.

Author: R. C. Allen


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.

Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.

Author: Karl Baker


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.

Author: Charles A. Beard

Profession: American Writer

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

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

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

Love dies only when growth stops.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

Don't go through life, grow through life.

Author: Eric Butterworth


Every winner has scars.

Author: Herbert N. Casson

Profession: American Author

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

Author: Hare Charles


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.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.

Author: Noam Chomsky (1928)

Profession: American Linguist, Political Activist