Favorite Quotes

Quotes on Truth…

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)

He who does not imagine in stronger and better lineaments, and in stronger and better light than his perishing and mortal eye can see, does not imagine at all.
~ William Blake

Breakthroughs are available to those who can remove one of the truth’s protective layers. There are many places to go beyond belief.
~Neil Armstrong

Quotes on Love…

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
~Peter Ustinov

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
~ J Krishnamurti

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
~ Antonio Porchia

Quotes on Desires…

What do you do after you plant the seed? You leave it. You don’t dig it up every morning to see if it has a root, you leave it. A seed must fall into the ground and die before it be made alive.
-Neville Goddard

Quotes on Self-Worth

The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth.
~ Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never display your character more clearly than when you speak about the character of others.
~ John C. Maxwell

The first requirement for rewarding self-exploration is to recognize, accept and exercise your own innate authority, to question EVERYTHING and to draw your OWN conclusions, based on the available evidence.
~ Lilburn S. Barksdale

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.
~ Lao Tzu

The Most Terrifying Thing Is To Accept Oneself Completely.
~ Carl Jung

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he…
~ Proverbs 23:7

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog; the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
~ Corrie Ten Boom

When everybody tells you that you are being idealistic or impractical, consider the possibility that everybody could be wrong about what is right for you.
~ Gilbert Kaplan

Quotes on Life…

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
~ Ernest Holmes

Talent, genius, goodness, greatness, are not launched upon the world ready-made. They are the result of a long train of causes and effects.
~ James Allen

You will never see what you are capable of, although you must seek to.
~ Marshall Sylver

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far better than dictating demands
~ Dan James

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be concerned with things outside your door
~ Chinese Proverb

Life can never give security, it can only promise opportunity
~ Chinese Proverb

Quotes on Wealth…

Not appreciating what we have now, robs us of our abundance even when it exists.
~ Marshall Sylver

Beware Of Little Expenses. A Small Leak Will Sink A Great Ship.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Quotes on Change…

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
~ Socrates

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
~ Albert Einstein

To resist change, to try to cling to life is therefore like holding your breath: if you persist you kill yourself.
~ Alan Watts

Quotes on Happiness…

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.
~ Peter Deunov

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is “thank you”, that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

A person who asks love of others, but does not himself give it, cannot be loved. Always be the first to give love and it shall be given to you. As long as you do not give your heart first, you will be far from love.
~ Peter Deunov

Love resolves all contradictions. Without love, man cannot make sense of his existence.
~ Peter Deunov

Quotes on Creativity…

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
~ Michelangelo

Creation is the greatest drug. When you create something, you get this little endorphin buzz. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?
~ Robin Williams

Every memorable act in the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.
~ Og Mandino

First attain skill, creativity comes later
~ Chinese Proverb

Quotes on Success…

If you want to be wealthy and happy, Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
~ Jim Rohn

Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again More Intelligently.
~ Henry Ford

A promise to you: As you’re about to make your biggest wins, there will be very little security.
~ Marshall Sylver

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
~ Marcus Garvey

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.
~ Denis Waitley

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
~ Mark Victor Hansen

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs (1955 – ) Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”
~ Brian Tracy

A man can get discouraged many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
~ John Burroughs, Writer

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
~ Bill Cosby

Every memorable act in the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.
~ Og Mandino

There are only 2 reasons that someone would want something in their life and not get it. First, they don’t know what to do and second, they know what to do and don’t know how to get themselves to do it consistently, if at all.
~ Marshall Sylver

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.
~ Anthony Robbins

Quotes on Transformation…

Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.
~ Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself
~ Chinese Proverb

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
~ Socrates

You can’t have an up without a down. You can’t have a left without a right. This is duality. If you have a problem, you must already have the solution. The question is, Do you really want the solution, or do you want to perpetuate the problem? The solution is always there. The work can help you find it. Write down the problem, question it, turn it around, and you have the solution.
~ Byron Katie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.
~ Alan Alda

Adversity is a mirror that reveals one’s true self
~ Chinese Proverb

Quotes on Self-Realization…

Seeing into nothingness is the true seeing, the eternal seeing.
~ Shen-hui

To find yourself, think for yourself.
~ Socrates

Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
~ Lao-tzu

We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.
~ Joseph Campbell

Imagination is nothing more than sensory states. Learn to go beyond an idea by feeling its reality.
~ Neville Goddard

What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, Miracles Happen.
~ Henry David Thoreau

While it may come as a profound surprise to those of us who are in the throes of an emotional or life crisis, the fact remains that the answer to virtually all of our problems resides within us already. It exist in the form of a vast reservoir of free-flowing energy that, when channeled to our muscles, can give us great strength and, when channeled to our brain, can give us great insight and understanding.
~ Bruce Lee

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human life is full of sorrow and conflict until we know of the way, whose course may be confusing to the ego
~ Chinese Proverb

Your faith in God is measured by your confidence in yourself, because your true self is God
~ Neville Goddard

Quotes on Consciousness…

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
~ Carl Jung

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
~ Ernest Holmes

All That We Are Is The Result Of What We Have Thought. The Mind Is Everything. What We Think, We Become.
~ Buddha (563 – 483 B.C.)

If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.
~ Chinese Proverb

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
~ Sam Levenson, humorist

The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.
~ Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
~ Alexis Carrel (1873 – 1944)

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
~ D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
~ Albert Einstein

Quotes on Philosophy…

What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, Miracles Happen.
~ Henry David Thoreau

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
~ Wallace Stevens

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its Secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever.
~ Alan Watts

If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
~ Socrates

Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite – there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is living void because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all human beings.
~ Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water.
When you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup; When you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle;
When you put water into the teapot, it becomes the teapot; Now water can flow – or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
~ Bruce Lee

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
~ Marcus Aurelius

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
~ Buddha

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