Quotes

Quotes are a great way to retain key principles that we need to incorporate into our lives. Here is a selection of my favorites:

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso

“Each of us carries a unique spark of the divine, and each of us is also an inseparable part of the web of life.” Viktor E. Frankl

“We must become in our lives the very things that we choose to create in this world.” Greg Braden

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke

“I didn’t fail a thousand times, the light bulb was an invention with a thousand steps.”Thomas Edison

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.” David Burns

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.” Michel de Montaigne

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward

“The reason to be alive is to bless, to love without restraint, to give irrationally.” Ardjuna Ardagh

“The thing always happens that you believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” Frank Lloyd Wright

“It is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” Edmund Hilary

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment” Michael Schermer

“The act of observing a quantum event probabalistically influences its outcome.” Dean Radin

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy” Hamlet, Act I, Scene V

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why.” Albert Einstein

Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.” Lao-tzu

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” Ben Stein

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood… Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.” Daniel H Burnham

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I do not have it at the beginning”. Mahatma Gandhi

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Thoreau

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

“You are a living magnet. What you attract in life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” Brian Tracy

“Some men see things as they are and say “why”; I dream of things that never were and say “why not”?” George Bernard Shaw

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action”. Orison Sweet Marden

“To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” Anatole France

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” Oprah Winfrey

“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

“Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom…. Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves.” Swami Vivekananda

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

“If we don’t change our direction, we are likely to end up where we’re headed.” Chinese proverb

“Do the thing you fear, it’s sure to disappear.” Dr Susan Jeffers

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” Herman Melville

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.” James Allen

“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare

“You are like a captain navigating a ship… You must give the right orders, thoughts and images to your subconscious which controls and governs all your experiences.” Dr Joseph Murphy

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind”. William James, Psychologist

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

“What lies behind us and what lies before are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendall Holmes

“If we don’t like what’s happening to us in the world, all we have to do is change our consciousness – and the world out there changes for us!” Lester Levenson

“The activities we observe in the outer world are but typical of that which is taking place in man’s inner world of thought and feeling.” Charles Brodie Patterson

“Mind operates under its own conception of itself.” AK Mozumdar

“Man is a magnet, and every line and dot and detail of his experiences come by his own attraction.” Elizabeth Towne

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results.” Oscar Wilde

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” Anna Freud

“Change your thoughts and change your world.” Norman VIncent Peale

“Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.” Arab proverb

“Success is dependent on effort.” Sophocles

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” Oscar Wilde

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing is stronger than habit.” Ovid

“Every intention sets energy in motion whether you are conscious of it or not.” Gary Zukav

“I never lose sight that just being is fun.” Katherine Hepburn

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” Ross Perot

“Man is a magnet, and every line and dot and detail of his experiences come by his own attraction.” Elizabeth Towne