quotes for my essay please?

quotes for my essay please?
my essay should be about i becoming a better person or becoming who i am as a person by experiencing or accomplishing significant experiences..

any quotes and ideas to suggest?

the essay is for my university entrance exam.

“A woman is like a teabag— only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African proverb

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope.” – Romans 5:3-4 (Note – quoting the Bible may not be advisable if you’re applying to a public university)

I hope that helps – good luck with your essay!