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Rise to the Next Level in Your Life with These 44 Elevation Quotes

Dayna Remus
Oct 21, 2022
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We are all full of infinite potential with the ability to use it to its fullest and live a life filled with infinite joy and success. Read the following 44 quotes on how to elevate yourself to do just that.

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Sometimes in life, we can feel stuck in a rut, unable to claim and reach our full potential. There could be many reasons for this but what may help many of us is a change in perception, the ability to see that we can elevate out of any situation we find ourselves in and reach our full potential.

An excellent place to start changing the way we look at our current state is by reading wise words on elevation. From its connection to success, humanity, spirituality, and much more, allow the following words, via 44 quotes, to inspire you to at least begin looking up.

Joe Girard’s quote: "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step at a time." | Image: AmoDays

Joe Girard’s quote: "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step at a time." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes on Elevating Yourself to Achieve Success

"Elevate. Each day, live to elevate yourself; each day, elevate one person. Make elevation your religion, and you shall reach infinity." — Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." — Henry David Thoreau

"The higher we rise, the more isolated we become; all elevations are cold." — Stanislas de Boufflers

"I'm building a dream with elevators in it." — Rick Ross

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"Our elevation must be the result of self-efforts and work of our own hands. No other human power can accomplish it. If we but determine it shall be so, it will be so." — Martin Delany

Sunday Adelaja’s quote: "Discipline is a fast track to elevation in life." | Image: AmoDays

Sunday Adelaja’s quote: "Discipline is a fast track to elevation in life." | Image: AmoDays

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"Engage, educate, equip, encourage, empower, energize, and elevate. Those are the methods for maximizing the potential of any individual, team, organization, or institution for ultimate success and significance. Those are the methods of a mentor leader." — Tony Dungy

"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step at a time." — Joe Girard

"Discipline is a fast track to elevation in life." — Sunday Adelaja

"Not every man can carry a full cup. Sudden elevation frequently leads to pride and a fall. The most exacting test of all to survive is prosperity." — Oswald Chambers

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Powerful Elevation Quotes

Bhagat Singh’s quote: "Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love." | Image: AmoDays

Bhagat Singh’s quote: "Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love." | Image: AmoDays

"There is no reason against woman's elevation but prejudices." — Ernestine Rose

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"The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man." — Charles Sumner

"Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all." — Frances Power Cobbe

"All that I can tell you is that I used my humble powers to the uttermost and raised my voice on behalf of Human Rights in general, and the elevation and Rights of Woman in particular, nearly all my life." — Ernestine Rose

"Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love." — Bhagat Singh

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 Ernestine Rose’s quote: "There is no reason against woman's elevation but prejudices." | Image: AmoDays

Ernestine Rose’s quote: "There is no reason against woman's elevation but prejudices." | Image: AmoDays

"If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character?" — Matthew Simpson

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Insightful and Poetic Quotes to Inspire Elevation

"All moral elevation consists first and foremost of being weaned from the momentary." — Soren Kierkegaard

"When, indeed, men speak of beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul not of intellect, or of heart." — Edgar Allan Poe

"Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation." — Benjamin Franklin

"Having gained one height, pride looks down with complacency on that which is beneath it; humility looks up to a higher and yet higher elevation. The one keeps us on this earth, which is congenial to its nature; the other directs our eye and tends to lift us up to heaven." — James McCosh

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Washington Irving’s quote: "There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it…" | Image: AmoDays

Washington Irving’s quote: "There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it…" | Image: AmoDays

"Life is like an elevator. Up and down, just make sure you get off on the right floor." — Keith Douglas

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"A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths." — Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva

"Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture." — Muhammad Iqbal

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it…" — Washington Irving

"That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful." — Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday Adelaja’s quote: "The first shall be the last. Humiliation precedes elevation." | Image: AmoDays

Sunday Adelaja’s quote: "The first shall be the last. Humiliation precedes elevation." | Image: AmoDays

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"To view an object in the proper light, we must stand away from it. The study of the classical literatures gives the aloofness which cultivates insight. In learning to live with peoples and civilizations that have long ceased to be alive, we gain a vantage point, acquire an enlargement and elevation of thought, which enable us to study with a more impartial and liberal mind the condition of the society around us." — John Lancaster Spalding

"The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short-term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important." — Barack Obama

"The first shall be the last. Humiliation precedes elevation." — Sunday Adelaja

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"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind." — Henry David Thoreau

"The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost." — Henry David Thoreau

Elevation and the Importance of Humanity

Susan Vreeland’s quote: "Each time we enter imaginatively into the life of another, it's a small step upwards in the elevation of the human race." | Image: AmoDays

Susan Vreeland’s quote: "Each time we enter imaginatively into the life of another, it's a small step upwards in the elevation of the human race." | Image: AmoDays

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"What wealth is it to have such friends that we cannot think of them without elevation!" — Henry David Thoreau

"Never make the mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people." — Robert Greene

"Separation before elevation. You have to let some people and things go so you can go to the next level." — Tony Gaskins

"Our differences in beliefs do not truly separate us or elevate us over others. Rather, they highlight the rich tapestry that is humanity." — George Takei

"If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down." — Kevin Spacey

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Robert Greene’s quote: "Never make the mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people." | Image: AmoDays

Robert Greene’s quote: "Never make the mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people." | Image: AmoDays

"Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off." — Ziad K. Abdelnour

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"Each time we enter imaginatively into the life of another, it's a small step upwards in the elevation of the human race." — Susan Vreeland

Elevation Quotes for the Spiritually-Inclined

"What is the elevation of the soul? A prompt, delicate, certain feeling for all that is beautiful, all that is grand; a quick resolution to do the greatest good by the smallest means; a great benevolence joined to a great strength and great humility." — Johann Kaspar Lavater

"A well-organized education should not be one which prepares students for a good remuneration alone. It should be one that can help and guide them towards acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit." — Haile Selassie

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"Too slow is our march toward spiritual elevation because we make so little use of youth's ardor." — Khalil Gibran

Eugene Green’s quote: "I think that if you have a sense of the sacredness of nature and of human relations, I think you will be uplifted in some sort of spiritual elevation." | Image: AmoDays

Eugene Green’s quote: "I think that if you have a sense of the sacredness of nature and of human relations, I think you will be uplifted in some sort of spiritual elevation." | Image: AmoDays

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"The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable." — Edith Stein

"Let them, like the Tibetans, chew the cud of their 'om mane padme hum' innumerable times, or, as in Benares, count the name of the God Ram-Ram-Ram (etc. with or without charm) on their fingers; or honor Vishnu with his thousand names of invocation, Allah with his ninety-nine; or they may make use of the prayer-wheels and the rosary: the main thing is that they are settled down for a time at this work and are tolerable to look at. This kind of prayer has been invented for the benefit of the pious who have thought and elevations of their own." — Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform calamity and misfortune into the path." — Dalai Lama

"Sometimes what appears to be a setback is God's mode of elevation." — Roderick L. Evans

"I think that if you have a sense of the sacredness of nature and of human relations, I think you will be uplifted in some sort of spiritual elevation." — Eugene Green

Edith Stein’s quote: "The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable." | Image: AmoDays

Edith Stein’s quote: "The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable." | Image: AmoDays

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While wise words can be of great help, some of us are in need of extra assistance. If so, there is no shame in getting help from a mental health professional or simply speaking to someone you love and trust.

Learning to see the beauty of life and live it to the fullest can take some time for some of us, especially when we have been stuck in a dark place for an extended period.

Of course, reading some more insightful words from those who have achieved great things can do us no harm. Scan through these 114 inspirational Oprah Winfrey quotes to push you toward success.

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