BEST THOUGHTS

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”
– Warren Buffett

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”
– Steve Jobs

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”
– Bill Gates

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”
– Jeff Bezos

“Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.”
– Jeff Bezos

“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved for the shade into sunshine.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“It is the mind that makes the body rich.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“The greatest astonishment of my life was the discovery that the man who does the work is not the man who gets rich.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“You can hold a rock concert and that’s OK. You can hold a ballet and that’s OK. But don’t hold a rock concert and advertise it as a ballet.”
– Warren Buffett

“The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”
– Jeff Bezos

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.”
– Jeff Bezos

“Gratitude is the law of increase and complaint is the law of decrease.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
– Louise Hay

“There are four purposes of improvement: easier, better, faster, and cheaper. These four goals appear in the order of priority.”
– Shigeo Shingo

“Profits are better than wages. Wages will make you a living, profits can make you a fortune.”
– Jim Rohn

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
– Jim Rohn

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
– Jim Rohn

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
– Jim Rohn

“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.”
– Jim Rohn

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”
– Jim Rohn

“Every day, stand guard at the door of your mind.”
– Jim Rohn

“Few key things that make a difference, once identified, spend major time on these things.”
– Jim Rohn

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
– Jim Rohn

“Don’t spend major time on minor things.”
– Jim Rohn

“Charlie & I are not big fans of resumes. Instead we focus on brains, passion, and integrity.”
– Warren Buffett

“Most people are too fretful, they worry too much. Success means being very patient, but aggressive when it’s time.”
– Charlie Munger

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
– Ben Franklin

“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“You can always tell someone to go to hell tomorrow.”
– Tom Murphy to Warren Buffett

“Praise by name, criticize by category.”
– Warren Buffett

“Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.”
– Warren Buffett

“My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror.”
– Warren Buffett

“You don’t have to make money back the same way you lost it.”
– Warren Buffett

“If you understand an idea, you can express it so others can understand it.”
– Warren Buffett

“There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.”
– Warren Buffett

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“A man can change his conditions by changing his words. Any man who does not know the power of the word is behind the times.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Your word is your wand. The words you speak create your own destiny.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Never complain and never explain anything to anyone.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“All my successes have been built on my failures.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
– Dale Carnegie

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
– Dale Carnegie

“The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.”
– Dale Carnegie

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
– Dale Carnegie

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
– Dale Carnegie

“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.”
– Dale Carnegie

“There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.”
– Dale Carnegie

“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?”
– Dale Carnegie

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“Compliments of congratulation are always kindly taken, and cost nothing but pen, ink and paper. I consider them as draughts upon good breeding, where the exchange is always greatly in favor of the drawer.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
– Romans 12:2

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness”
– Gal 5:22

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
– Buddha

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
– Buddha

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.”
– Buddha

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
– Buddha

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
– Buddha

“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

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
– Buddha

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
– Buddha

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”
– Emile Coue

“Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“One of my good friends always says, ‘Things don’t just happen; things happen just.’ ”
– Jim Rohn

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
– Epictetus

“One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.”
– Epictetus

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
– Epictetus

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
– Epictetus

“No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”
– Epictetus

“Kindness is my religion.”
– Dalai Lama

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
– Willie Nelson

“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.”
– Bhagavad Gita

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
– Seneca

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”
– Seneca

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
– Seneca

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
– Seneca

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
– Seneca

“Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can’t find.”
– Seneca

“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Systematically you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts.”
– Charlie Munger

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.”
– Charlie Munger

“The big money is not in the buying and the selling, but in the waiting.”
– Charlie Munger

“Those who keep learning, will keep rising in life.”
– Charlie Munger

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads–and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
– Charlie Munger

“We both (Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think.”
– Charlie Munger

“I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.”
– Charlie Munger

“I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. I don’t believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. Nobody’s that smart.”
– Charlie Munger

“Remember that reputation and integrity are your most valuable assets — and can be lost in a heartbeat.”
– Charlie Munger

“A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. And that is why we say that having a certain kind of temperament is more important than brains. You need to keep raw irrational emotion under control. You need patience and discipline and an ability to take losses and adversity without going crazy. You need an ability to not be driven crazy by extreme success.”
– Charlie Munger

“The book you don’t read won’t help. Miss a meal if you have to but don’t miss a book.”
– Jim Rohn

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.”
– Jim Rohn

“All leaders are readers.”
– Jim Rohn

“If you will be faithful to a few things, you will someday become the ruler over many things.”
– Jim Rohn

“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ”
– Jim Rohn

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
– Peter Drucker

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

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
– Peter Drucker

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”
– Peter Drucker

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
– Peter Drucker

“The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”
– Peter Drucker

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”
– Peter Drucker

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”
– Peter Drucker

“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”
– Peter Drucker

“The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.”
– Peter Drucker

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
– Peter Drucker

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Peter Drucker

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”
– Peter Drucker

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”
– Peter Drucker

“Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries.”
– Jim Rohn

“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
– Proverbs 18:16

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”
– Rabbi Hillel

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“What you seek is seeking you.”
– Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
– Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
– Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
– Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
– Rumi

“It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
– Rumi

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
– Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
– Rumi

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”
– Winston Churchill

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”
– Winston Churchill

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
– Winston Churchill

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
– Winston Churchill

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin

“Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin

“As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

“There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When in doubt, don’t.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.” – Jim Rohn

Thirteen Virtues by Benjamin Franklin
1. Temperance
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

2. Silence
Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

3. Order
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

4. Resolution
Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

5. Frugality
Make no expense but to do good to others or ourself; i.e., waste nothing.

6. Industry
Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

7. Sincerity
Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

8. Justice
Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

9. Moderation
Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

10. Cleanliness
Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

11. Tranquility
Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

12. Chastity
Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

13. Humility
Imitate Jesus and Socrates

Moral Virtues by Aristotle
1. Courage in the face of fear
2. Temperance in the face of pleasure and pain
3. Liberality with wealth and possessions
4. Magnificence with great wealth and possessions
5. Magnanimity with great honors
6. Proper Ambition with normal honors
7. Truthfulness with self-expression
8. Wittiness in conversation
9. Friendliness in social conduct
10. Modesty in the face of shame or shamelessness
11. Righteous Indignation in the face of injury

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”
– Socrates

“Be as you wish to seem.”
– Socrates

“An honest man is always a child.”
– Socrates

“No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods.”
– Socrates

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
– Plato

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”
– Plato

“Better a little which is well done, that a great deal imperfectly.”
– Plato

“I never did anything worthy by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”
– Plato

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
– Plato

“When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.”
– Plato

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
– Plato

“The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.”
– Plato

“There is no harm in repeating a good thing.”
– Plato

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”
– Plato

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
– Plato

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”
– Plato

“We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.”
– Plato

“Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.”
– Plato

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”
– Plato

“One man cannot practice many arts with success.”
– Plato

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
– Aristotle

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
– Aristotle

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”
– Aristotle

“Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.”
– Aristotle

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
– Aristotle

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.”
– Aristotle

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
– Aristotle

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”
– Aristotle

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
– Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
– Aristotle

“Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.”
– Aristotle

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”
– Aristotle

“Well begun is half done.”
– Aristotle

“The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it not worthwhile to live.”
– Aristotle

“Big results require big ambitions.”
– Heraclitus

“If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.”
– Heraclitus

“With love for mankind and hatred of sins.”
– St. Augustine

“Hate the sin and not the sinner”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.”
– St. Augustine

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
– St. Augustine

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
– St. Augustine

“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”
– St. Augustine

“Love, and do what you like.”
– St. Augustine

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”
– St. Augustine

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
– St. Augustine

“If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.”
– St. Augustine

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
– St. Augustine

“Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.”
– St. Augustine

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
– Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
– Maya Angelou

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“One man with courage is a majority.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“I cannot live without books.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“We never repent of having eaten too little.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.”
– Maya Angelou

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”
– Maya Angelou

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”
– Maya Angelou

“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone – because we have the impulse to explain who we are.”
– Maya Angelou

“I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I’m praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I’m grateful that I’m heard.”
– Maya Angelou

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
– Maya Angelou

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”
– Maya Angelou

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
– Maya Angelou

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”
– Maya Angelou

“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.”
– Maya Angelou

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.
– Maya Angelou

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
– Maya Angelou

“All great achievements require time.”
– Maya Angelou

“In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?”
– Maya Angelou

“I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.”
– Maya Angelou

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”
– Maya Angelou

“Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.”
– Maya Angelou

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.”
– Maya Angelou

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”
– Maya Angelou

“A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The nearer the dawn the darker the night.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Finding is reserved for those that search.”
– Jim Rohn

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”
– Jim Rohn

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
– Jim Rohn

“I do not fix my problems. I fix my thinking. Then the problems fix themselves.”
– Louise Hay

“Whatever happens, I’ll handle it.”
– Susan Jeffers

“What you see with your inner eye you meet sooner or later on the external.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“What gets measured gets managed.”
– Peter Drucker

“An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“At the start of each new day, remind yourself: I am talented. I am creative. I am greatly favored by God. I am equipped. I am well able. I will see my dreams come to pass.”
– Joel Osteen

“We would NOT try to solve issues and we would NOT get into debates with people who are trying to solve issues and we would NOT talk about problems of others and we would NOT talk about our own problems with anyone else.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem. Expect abundance on every level. Expect to grow spiritually. You are not living by human laws.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“What you think about activates a vibration within you.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“The entire universe is conspiring to give you everything that you want.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“What you are living is the evidence of what you are thinking and feeling – every single time.”
– Abraham Hicks

“Keep your focus on how you want to feel and let the universe fill in the details.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment.”
– Byron Katie

“The world is what you believe it to be, and it changes as you change.”
– Byron Katie

“I stopped waiting for the world to give me what I wanted; I started giving it to myself.”
– Byron Katie

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon or too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
– Byron Katie

“You can only see what you believe – nothing else is possible.”
– Byron Katie

“Move without resistance toward the kindest thought involved with action.”
– Byron Katie

“It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.”
– Byron Katie

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”
– Byron Katie

“I don’t let go of concepts – I question them. Then they let go of me.”
– Byron Katie

“Just keep coming home to yourself, you are the one who you’ve been waiting for.”
– Byron Katie

“I’m very clear that everyone in the world loves me. I just don’t expect them to realize it yet.”
– Byron Katie

“The only difference between heaven and hell is believing a thought.”
– Byron Katie

“Your most intimate relationship is the one you have with your thoughts.”
– Byron Katie

“It isn’t WHAT you eat
It’s how you feel when you eat it.

It isn’t What you say
It’s how you feel when you say it.

It isn’t WHAT you do
It’s how you feel when you do it.

It’s ONLY how you feel.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Reach for the best feeling thought you have access to.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“It’s ever so much more satisfying to get into a blissful place and attract a blissful person and live blissfully hereafter than to be in a negative place and attract a negative partner and then try to get happy from that negative place.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Think of yourself as a human magnet, constantly attracting what you speak, think, and feel.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Look around less and imagine more.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Procrastination is the wisdom not to force anything you’re not vibrationally ready for.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Be less intensely focused on the problem or the question, and feel more the anticipation of the solution and the answer.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“You’re not manifesting, you’re creating the environment that allows the manifestation.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“The secret of the universe really is minding your own business. What we mean by that is; don’t get so involved in the desires or beliefs of others that you cause confusion or chatter in your own vibration and compromise your own alignment.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“The best thing you can do for the poor is not to be one of them.”
– Reverend Ike

“God is not a distant creature, far off in the sweet by and by. God is within you. God lives in you, through you, as you.”
– Reverend Ike

“Everything is a condition of the mind. The idea comes first and then the manifestation of the idea. You can’t be, you can’t do, and you cant have anything until you first have the idea of it in your mind.”
– Reverend Ike

“Never say money is hard to get. Money will hear you, and that’s just how she’ll be.”
– Reverend Ike

“The world belongs to those who take action. Say you CAN do something and you WILL do something.”
– Reverend Ike

“If it’s that difficult for a rich man to get into heaven, think how terrible it must be for a poor man to get in. He doesn’t even have a bribe for the gatekeeper.”
– Reverend Ike

“Money is God in action.”
– Reverend Ike

“I don’t spend my money, I circulate my money and it returns to me multiplied in a never-ending cycle of increase and enjoyment.”
– Reverend Ike

“Make sure that you are thinking right because you will surely get what you are thinking!”
– Reverend Ike

“One and God make a majority.” – Frederick Douglass

“Mr Churchill, to what do you attribute your success in life?

Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. And never sit down when you can lie down.” – Winston Churchill

“A wise man does not make all the mistakes himself – he gives a chance to others.” – Winston Churchill

“I could not live without champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.” – Winston Churchill

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill

“If you want the final say in an argument, just tell your opponent: I suppose you are right.” – Winston Churchill

“You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.” – Winston Churchill

“I’m prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” – Winston Churchill

“You are the master of your unspoken words, but a slave to the words you have spoken.” – Winston Churchill

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” – Frederick Douglass

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke

“We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around us.” – John Locke

“The things that we love tell us what we are.” – Thomas Aquinas

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Beware of the person of one book.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.” – Thomas Aquinas

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.” – Thomas Aquinas

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.” – Adam Smith

“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?” – Adam Smith

“All money is a matter of belief.” – Adam Smith

“Prayer is telephoning to God and intuition is God telephoning to you.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“There is a supply for every demand.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“There is a place you are to fill that no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely nonresistant person.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“Be easy about all of this. You tend to take life so seriously. Life is supposed to be fun, you know.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“When one has made his demands upon the Universal, he must be ready for surprises. Everything may seem to be going wrong, when in reality, it is going right.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
– Lao Tzu

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

“If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.”
– Lao Tzu

“All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.”
– Lao Tzu

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”
– Zechariah 4:10

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
– Phillippians 4:6

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.”
– Buddha

“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”
– Buddha

“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”
– Buddha

“It is better to do nothing than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.”
– Buddha

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”
– Buddha

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
– Buddha

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”
– Buddha

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
– Buddha

“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will know how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have–with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.” – Will Smith

“If You Want To Be Enthusiastic, Act Enthusiastic.” – Dale Carnegie

“Tell The Audience What You’re Going To Say, Say It; Then Tell Them What You’ve Said.” – Dale Carnegie

“The Royal Road To A Man’s Heart Is To Talk To Him About The Things He Treasures Most.” – Dale Carnegie

“Your Purpose Is To Make Your Audience See What You Saw, Hear What You Heard, Feel What You Felt. Relevant Detail, Couched In Concrete, Colorful Language, Is The Best Way To Recreate The Incident As It Happened And To Picture It For The Audience.” – Dale Carnegie

“The Essence Of All Art Is To Have Pleasure In Giving Pleasure.” – Dale Carnegie

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

“The ordinary man considers solids and liquids and the energy manifestations of the material world to be vastly different, but the yogi sees them as various vibrations of the one cosmic light.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffett

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” – Warren Buffett

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” – Warren Buffett

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” – Warren Buffett

“Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases.” – Warren Buffett

“Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” – Warren Buffett

“The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” – Warren Buffett

“The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.” – Warren Buffett

“If you like spending six to eight hours per week working on investments, do it. If you don’t, then dollar-cost average into index funds.” – Warren Buffett

“I just sit in my office and read all day” – Warren Buffett

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett

“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” – Warren Buffett

“Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.” – Warren Buffett

“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies.” – Warren Buffett

“Keep things simple and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick “no.” – Warren Buffett

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett

“When you have able managers of high character running businesses about which they are passionate, you can have a dozen or more reporting to you and still have time for an afternoon nap. Conversely, if you have even one person reporting to you who is deceitful, inept or uninterested, you will find yourself with more than you can handle.” – Warren Buffett

“And so the important thing we do with managers, generally, is to find the .400 hitters and then not tell them how to swing.” – Warren Buffett

“Among the various propositions offered to you, if you invested in a very low cost index fund — where you don’t put the money in at one time, but average in over 10 years — you’ll do better than 90% of people who start investing at the same time.” – Warren Buffett

“It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” – Warren Buffett

“Just pick a broad index like the S&P 500. Don’t put your money in all at once; do it over a period of time.” – Warren Buffett

“Buy when most people, including experts, are pessimistic, and sell when they are actively optimistic.” – Benjamin Graham

“The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.” – Benjamin Graham

“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Benjamin Graham

“Go for a business that any idiot can run – because sooner or later any idiot probably is going to be running it.” – Peter Lynch

“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” – Timothy 5:23

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
– Mark Twain

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
– Mark Twain

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”
– Mark Twain

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
– Mark Twain

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”
– Mark Twain

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”
– Mark Twain

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
– Mark Twain

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
– Mark Twain

“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.”
– Mark Twain

“Never feel sorry for yourself, and do everything you can to keep feeling rich.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“A harmonious person is never vibrating at the same rate as a germ.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
– Galatians 6:9

“All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“The emphasis should be on why we do a job.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“Innovation comes from the producer – not from the customer.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality, and lower and lower costs.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“People with targets and jobs dependent upon meeting them will probably meet the targets – even if they have to destroy the enterprise to do it.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“‘Quality’ means what will sell and do a customer some good – at least try to.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“In Japan, a company worker’s position is secure. He is retrained for another job if his present job is eliminated by productivity improvement.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“Eliminate numerical quotas, including Management by Objectives.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.”
– W. Edwards Deming

“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” – Linus Pauling

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
– Aesop

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
– Aesop

“United we stand, divided we fall.”
– Aesop

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”
– Aesop

“Adventure is worthwhile.”
– Aesop

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”
– Aesop

“Slow but steady wins the race.”
– Aesop

“Familiarity breeds contempt.”
– Aesop

“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.”
– Aesop

“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”
– Aesop

“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.”
– Aesop

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”
– Aesop

” Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.”
– Aesop

“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”
– Lao Tzu

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
– William Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”
– William Blake

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
– William Blake

“Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”
– William Blake

“Exuberance is beauty.”
– William Blake

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”
– William Blake

“Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.”
– William Blake

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”
– William Blake

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
– William Blake

“The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.”
– William Blake

“The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.”
– William Blake

“He who binds himself a joy does the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sun rise.”
– William Blake

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
– William Blake

“The true method of knowledge is experiment.”
– William Blake

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
– William Blake

“He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.”
– William Blake

“Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.”
– William Blake

“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.”
– William Blake

“The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
– William Blake

“The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.”
– William Blake

“Picasso had a saying – ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’ – and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
– Steve Jobs

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl

“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” – Viktor Frankl

“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” – Viktor Frankl

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor Frankl

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All mankind love a lover.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is a tendency for things to right themselves.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
– Stephen Covey

“Simply dare to assume you are what you want to be and you will compel everyone to play their part.” – Neville Goddard

“Don’t condemn yourself for the state into which you have fallen. If you don’t like it, move into another.” – Neville Goddard

“Truth depends upon the intensity of imagination, not upon facts.” – Neville Goddard

“The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are doing, within yourself.” – Neville Goddard

“Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.” – Neville Goddard

“Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world.” – Neville Goddard

“Assume you are already that which you seek and your assumption, though false , if sustained, will harden into fact.” – Neville Goddard

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.” – W. Clement Stone

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.” – W. Clement Stone

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” – W. Clement Stone

“Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.” – W. Clement Stone

“To be happy, make other people happy.” – W. Clement Stone

“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” – W. Clement Stone

“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.” – W. Clement Stone

“To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.” – W. Clement Stone

“Big doors swing on little hinges.” – W. Clement Stone

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone

“You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.” – W. Clement Stone

“Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.” – W. Clement Stone

“When you have a dream, it often doesn’t come at you screaming in your face, ‘This is who you are, this is who you must be for the rest of your life.’

Sometimes a dream almost whispers. And I’ve always said to my kids: the hardest thing to listen to — your instincts, your human personal intuition — always whispers; it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. It very rarely shouts.

And if you can listen to the whisper, and if it tickles your heart, and it’s something you think you want to do for the rest of your life, then that is going to be what you do for the rest of your life, and we will benefit from everything you do.” – Steven Spielberg

Jeff Bezos – Everything I Know:
– Obsess Over Customers
– Invent
– Think Long Term
– It’s Always Day One

Zappos Core Values:
1. Deliver WOW Through Service
2. Embrace and Drive Change
3. Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
4. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
5. Pursue Growth and Learning
6. Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
8. Do More With Less
9. Be Passionate and Determined
10. Be Humble

Amazon Leadership Principles:
1. Customer Obsession
2. Ownership
3. Invent and Simplify
4. Are Right, A Lot
5. Learn and Be Curious
6. Hire and Develop the Best
7. Insist on the Highest Standards
8. Think Big
9. Bias for Action
10. Frugality
11. Earn Trust
12. Dive Deep
13. Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit
14. Deliver Results

Amazon Mission Statement:
“Our vision is to be Earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.”

Bill Walsh Standard of Excellence:
1. Exhibit a ferocious and intelligently applied work ethic directed toward continual improvement.

2. Demonstrate respect for each person in the organization and the work he or she does.

3. Be deeply committed to learning and teaching which means increasing our own expertise.

4. Be fair.

5. Demonstrate character.

6. Honor the direct connection between details and improvement.

7. Relentlessly seek improvement.

8. Show self control especially when it counts most—under pressure.

9. Demonstrate and prize loyalty.

10. Use positive language and have a positive attitude.

11. Take pride in my effort as an entity separate from the results of that effort.

12. Be willing to go the extra distance for the organization.

13. Deal appropriately with victory and defeat, adulation and humiliation.

14. Promote internal communication that is both open and substantive (especially under stress).

15. Seek poise in myself and those I lead.

16. Put the team’s welfare and priorities ahead of my own.

17. Maintain an ongoing level of concentration and focus that is abnormally high.

18. Make sacrifice and commitment the organization’s trademark.

19. The leader must exhibit the principles, code of conduct, and behavior that he is asking others to emulate.

How To Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
1. Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.

2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.

3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

4. Become genuinely interested in people.

5. Smile.

6. Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest & most important sound in any language.

7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.

8. Talk in the terms of the other person’s interest.

9. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

10. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

11. Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say “You’re wrong”.

12. If you’re wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.

13. Begin in a friendly way.

14. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes.

15. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.

16. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.

17. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.

18. Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.

19. Appeal to the nobler motives.

20. Dramatize your ideas.

21. Throw down a challenge.

22. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.

23. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.

24. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing others.

25. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.

26. Let the other person save face.

27. Praise every improvement.

28. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.

29. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.

30. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
1. Be proactive.
2. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Put first things first.
4. Think win-win.
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
6. Synergize.
7. Sharpen the saw.

Four Quadrants – Stephen Covey

Quadrant 1
Type: Urgent, Important
Action: Do
Examples: Crises, Pressing problems, Deadline-driven projects

Quadrant 2
Type: Not Urgent, Important
Action: Plan
Examples: Relationship building, recognizing new opportunities, planning

Quadrant 3
Type: Urgent, Not Important
Action: Delegate
Examples: Interruptions, some calls & emails, certain projects, poorly planned meetings.

Quadrant 4
Type: Not Urgent, Not Important
Action: Eliminate
Examples: Trivia, busy work, some emails, junk email, some phone calls, time wasting activities. Gossip, surfing the net.

Influence – Robert Cialdini

  1. Reciprocity
  2. Liking
  3. Commitment
  4. Scarcity
  5. Authority
  6. Social Proof

Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

  1. Thoughts are Things
  2. Desire
  3. Faith
  4. Autosuggestion
  5. Specialized Knowledge
  6. Imagination
  7. Organized Planning
  8. Decision
  9. Persistence
  10. Power of The Mastermind
  11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
  12. The Subconscious Mind
  13. The Brain
  14. The Sixth Sense
  15. The Six Ghosts of Fear

“You create your own reality.” – Seth

“We have three baskets for investing: yes, no, and too tough to understand.”
– Charlie Munger

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
– Warren Buffett

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
– Henry Ford

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
– Henry Ford

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
– Henry Ford

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”
– Henry Ford

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
– Henry Ford

“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”
– Henry Ford

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”
– Henry Ford

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
– Henry Ford

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
– Henry Ford

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
– Henry Ford

“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”
– Henry Ford

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
– Henry Ford

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
– Henry Ford

“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”
– Henry Ford

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”
– Henry Ford

“It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”
– Henry Ford

“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
– Henry Ford

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
– Henry Ford

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
– Henry Ford

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
– Henry Ford

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”
– Henry Ford

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
– Henry Ford

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
– Henry Ford

“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”
– Henry Ford

“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”
– Henry Ford

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
– Sam Walton

“Control your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive advantage.”
– Sam Walton

“Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.”
– Sam Walton

“If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.”
– Sam Walton

“Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up.”
– Sam Walton

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
– Sam Walton

“Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.”
– Sam Walton

“I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.”
– Sam Walton

“High expectations are the key to everything.”
– Sam Walton

“Do or do not. There is no try.”
– Yoda

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

“I and my Father are one.” – John 10:30

“I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” – John 14:11

“According to your faith, shall it be done to you.” – Matthew 9:29

“Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” – Jeremiah 33:3

“Let the same mind, be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 2:5-11

“All things are possible to him that believes.” – Mark 9.23

“The kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:21

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”
– Isaac Asimov

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
– Isaac Asimov

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
– Isaac Asimov

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Let the weak say, I am strong.” – Joel 3:10

“Young man, make your name worth something.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Success can be attained in any branch of labor. There is always room at the top in every pursuit.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“My advice to young men would be not only to concentrate their whole time and attention on the one business in life in which they engage, but to put every dollar of their capital into it. As for myself my decision was taken early. I would concentrate upon the manufacture of iron and steel and be master in that.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Know your circle of competence, and stick within it. The size of that circle is not very important; knowing its boundaries, however, is vital.”
– Warren Buffett

“It is really important to stay within your circle of competence. If you are not sure what the boundaries of that circle are for you, then you do not have real mastery of your field.”
– Charlie Munger

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Decide what you want, believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, and believe it’s possible for you.” – Jack Canfield

“It’s a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.” – Jack Canfield

“You only have control over three things in your life. The thoughts you think, the images you visualise, and the action you take.” – Jack Canfield

“If it ain’t fun, don’t do it.” – Jack Canfield

“There’s a four letter word you must use when you get rejected….next.” – Jack Canfield

“There are essentially two things that will make you wise, the books you read and the people you meet.” – Jack Canfield

“Vague goals produce vague results.” – Jack Canfield

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.”
– Og Mandino

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
– Thomas Paine

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
– Thomas Edison

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.”
– Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
– Thomas Edison

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
– Thomas Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
– Thomas Edison

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
– Thomas Edison

“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
– Thomas Edison

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”
– Thomas Edison

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
– Thomas Edison

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

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
– Walt Disney

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

“He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.”
– Horace

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
– Horace

“Don’t think, just do.”
– Horace

“I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.”
– Horace

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
– William James

“To begin, begin.”
– William Wordsworth

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
– John Burroughs

“Leap, and the net will appear.”
– John Burroughs

“The secret of happiness is something to do.”
– John Burroughs

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”
– John Burroughs

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”
– John Burroughs

“Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.”
– John Burroughs

“If you think you can do it, you can.”
– John Burroughs

“I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.”
– John Burroughs

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”
– Blaise Pascal

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”
– Blaise Pascal

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”
– Blaise Pascal

“Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.”
– Blaise Pascal

“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Everybody likes a compliment.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
– Abraham Lincoln

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
– Heraclitus

“Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain

“If your path teaches you to act and exert yourself correctly and leads to spiritual realizations such as love, compassion and wisdom then obviously it’s worthwhile.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“There is no miserable place waiting for you, no hell realm, sitting and waiting like Alaska—waiting to turn you into ice cream. But whatever you call it—hell or the suffering realms—it is something that you enter by creating a world of neurotic fantasy and believing it to be real. It sounds simple, but that’s exactly what happens.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“When you’re among peaceful, generous, happy people, you’re inclined to feel happy and peaceful yourself. When you’re among angry, aggressive people, you tend to become like them. The human mind is like a mirror. A mirror does not discriminate but simply reflects whatever’s before it, no matter whether it’s horrible or wonderful.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“According to the Buddhist point of view, there is no human problem that cannot be solved by human beings.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Examine your own mental attitudes. Become your own therapist.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Buddhist meditation doesn’t necessarily mean sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed. Simply observing how your mind is responding to the sense world as you go about your business – walking, talking, shopping, whatever – can be a really perfect meditation and bring a perfect result.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“The mind is very powerful. Therefore, it requires firm guidance. A powerful jet plane needs a good pilot; the pilot of your mind should be the wisdom that understands its nature.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“When you check your own mind properly, you stop blaming others for your problems.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Karma is not something complicated or philosophical. Karma means watching your body, watching your mouth, and watching your mind. Trying to keep these three doors as pure as possible is the practice of karma.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Be blissful and enjoy your life; do not let yourself become obsessed with anything. Determine to use the rest of your life to benefit others as much as possible.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“When a strong wind blows, the clouds vanish and blue sky appears. Similarly, when the powerful wisdom that understand the nature of the mind arises, the dark clouds of ego disappear.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Our normal tendency is to feel dissatisfied and to criticize our body, speech, and mind – My body is out of shape; my voice is unpleasant; my mind is confused. – We are so caught up in this pointless, neurotic habit of criticism that we disparage others as well as ourselves. This is extremely damaging.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“No matter how confused or deluded we may be at the moment, the underlying and essential nature of our being is clear and pure.”
– Lama Thubten Yeshe

“When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.”
– Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

“Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice. Always practice rejoicing for others-whether your friend or your enemy. If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy.”
– Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

“The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it’s open.”
– Dalai Lama

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
– Dalai Lama

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
– Dalai Lama

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
– Dalai Lama

“Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite – love, compassion, tolerance and patience – not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person’s anger will also diminish.”
– Dalai Lama

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“What one has to do usually can be done.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Claire Weekes:
1. Face the symptoms – do not run away.
2. Accept what is taking place – do not fight.
3. Float with your feelings – do not tense.
4. Let time pass – do not be impatient.

“If you feel deeply about your subject you will be able to think of little else. Concentration is a process of distraction from less important matters.” – Dale Carnegie

“Take care of yourself – you never know when the world will need you.”
– Hillel the Elder

“Watch your thoughts; they become your words
Watch your words; they become your actions
Watch your actions; they become your habits
Watch your habits; they become your character
Watch your character; for it will become your destiny.”
– Hillel the Elder

“A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself.”
– Hillel the Elder

“What you yourself hate, don’t do to your neighbor. This is the whole law, the rest is commentary. Go and study.”
– Hillel the Elder

“Disraeli was a British Prime minister who needed an outlet for the anger that he felt at people who wronged him. What he did was instead of acting out in anger towards them, he wrote their names on a sheet of paper, and would review how life took those people down.”
– Charlie Munger

IF- by Rudyard Kipling:
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

“Abbe Faria:
The doors open twice a day. Once in the morning for your toilet bucket, which is where we hide the dirt. And once more in the evening for your plate. Between those times, we can work all day without fear of discovery.

Edmond:
So neglect becomes our ally.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Nothing succeeds like success.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words- Wait and Hope.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“It’s necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“For all evils there are two remedies – time and silence.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Women are never so strong as after their defeat.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“All for one and one for all, united we stand, divided we fall.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Abbe Faria: Here is your final lesson – do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, Vengeance is mine.

Edmond Dantes: I don’t believe in God.

Abbe Faria: It doesn’t matter. He believes in you.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“The most common mistake made by people who take vitamins is they fail to take enough vitamins.”
– Orthomolecular.org

“The reason one nutrient can cure so many different illnesses is because a deficiency of one nutrient can cause many different illnesses.”
– Orthomolecular.org

The Little Book of Talent – Daniel Coyle
1. Stare at who you want to become
2. Spend 15 minutes a day engraving the skill on your brain
3. Steal without apology
4. Buy a notebook
5. Be willing to be stupid
6. Be spartan over luxurious
7. Before you start, figure out if it’s a hard skill or a soft skill
8. To build hard skills, work like a careful carpenter
9. To build soft skills, play like a skateboarder
10. Honor the hard skills
11. Don’t fall for the prodigy myth
12. 5 ways to pick a high quality teacher or coach
a. Avoid someone who reminds you of a courteous waiter
b. Seek someone who scares you a little. Look for someone who watches you closely, is action oriented, and is honest, sometimes unnervingly so.
c. Seek someone who gives short, clear directions.
d. Seek someone who loves teaching fundamentals.
e. Other things being equal, pick the older person.
13. Find the sweet spot
14. Take off your watch
15. Break every move into chunks
16. Each day, try to build one perfect chunk
17. Embrace struggle
18. Choose 5 minutes a day over an hour a week
19. Don’t do drills, instead play small addictive games
20. Practice alone
21. Think in images
22. Pay attention immediately after you make a mistake
23. Visualize the wires of your brain forming new connections
24. Visualize the wires of your brain getting faster
25. Shrink the space
26. Slow it down (even slower than you think)
27. Close your eyes
28. Mime it
29. When you get it right, mark the spot
30 Take a nap
31. To learn a new move, exaggerate it
32. Make positive reaches
33. To learn from a book, close the book
34. Use the sandwich technique
a. Make the correct move
b. Make the incorrect move
c. Make the correct move again.
35. Use the 3 x 10 technique (practice it 3 times with 10 minutes break in between)
36. Invent daily tests
37. To choose the best practice method, use the r.e.p.s. gauge
Reaching and Repeating
Engagement
Purposefulness
Strong, Speedy Feedback
38. Stop before you’re exhausted
39. Practice immediately after performance
40. Just before sleep, watch a mental movie
41. End on a positive note
42. 6 ways to be a better teacher or coach
a. Use first few seconds to connect on an emotional level.
b. Avoid giving long speeches
c. Be allergic to mushy language
d. Make a scorecard for learning
e. Maximixe reachfulness
f. Aim to create independent learners.
43. Embrace repetition
44. Have a blue collar mindset
45. For every 1 hour of competition, spend 5 hours practicing.
46. Don’t waste time trying to break bad habits. Instead build new ones
47. To learn it more deeply, teach it
48. Give a new skill a minimum of 8 weeks
49. When you get stuck, make a shift
50. Cultivate your grit and love the grind
51. Keep your goals to yourself
52. Think like a gardener and work like a carpenter

“Make each day your masterpiece.”
– John Wooden

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
– John Wooden

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”
– John Wooden

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
– John Wooden

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
– John Wooden

“There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.”
– John Wooden

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
– John Wooden

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”
– John Wooden

“I had three rules for my players: No Profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.”
– John Wooden

“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
– John Wooden

“I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.”
– John Wooden

“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.”
– John Wooden

“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”
– John Wooden

“Discipline yourself, and others won’t need to.”
– John Wooden

“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”
– John Wooden

“Be prepared and be honest.”
– John Wooden

“It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.”
– John Wooden

“Listen if you want to be heard.”
– John Wooden

“The player of the inner game comes to value the art of relaxed concentration above all other skills; he discovers a true basis for self-confidence; and he learns that the secret to winning any game lies in not trying too hard.”
– Timothy Gallwey

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
– Homer

“There is a time for many words, and there is also time for sleep.”
– Homer

“A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.”
– Homer

“In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!”
– Homer

“Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.”
– Homer

“Out of sight, out of mind.”

“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”
– Homer

“If you want to learn something that will really help you, learn to see yourself as God sees you and not as you see yourself in the distorted mirror of your own self-importance.”
– Thomas A Kempis

“When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs.”
– Thomas A Kempis

“Do not be rash in judging the deeds and words of others, and do not entangle yourself in affairs that are not your own. Thus, it will come about that you will be disturbed little and seldom.”
– Thomas A Kempis

“First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
– Thomas A Kempis

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
– William Shakespeare

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exists and entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”
– William Shakespeare

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
– William Shakespeare

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
– William Shakespeare

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
– William Shakespeare

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”
– William Shakespeare

“Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.”
– William Shakespeare

“This above all; to thine own self be true.”
– William Shakespeare

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
– William Shakespeare

“What is past is prologue.”
– William Shakespeare

“Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
– Matthew 13:12

“Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills: — He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking-glass.”
– James Allen

Power Negotiating – Roger Dawson

BEGINNING
1. Ask for more than you expect to get
2. Never say yes to the first offer
3. Flinch at proposals
4. Avoid confrontational negotiation
5. The reluctant seller and the reluctant buyer
6. Use the vise technique

MIDDLE
7. Handle the person who has no authority to decide
8. Declining value of services
9. Never offer to split the difference
10. Handle stalemates
12. Handle deadlocks
13. Always ask for a trade off

ENDING
14. Good Guy/Bad Guy
15. Nibbling
16. Taper Concessions
17. Withdraw offer gambit
18. Position for easy acceptance

UNETHICAL
19. The decoy
20. The red herring
21. Cherry picking
22. The deliberate mistake
23. The default
24. Escalation
25. Planted information

NEGOTIATING PRINCIPLES
26. Get other side to commit first
27. Acting dumb is smart
28. Don’t let other side write contract
29. Read the contract every time
30. Funny money
31. People believe what they see in writing
32. Concentrate on the issues
33. Always congratulate the other side

RESOLVING TOUGH PROBLEMS
34. Mediation
35. Arbitration
36. Conflict Resolution

PRESSURE POINTS
37. Time
38. Information
39. Be prepared to walk away
40. Take it or leave it
41. Fait Accompli
42. Hot potato
43. Ultimatums

“Money is not everything. Make sure you earn a lot before speaking such nonsense.”
– Warren Buffett

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen

“Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.” – James Allen

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen

“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” – James Allen

“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” – James Allen

“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.” – James Allen

“They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.” – James Allen

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” James Allen

“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.” – James Allen

“As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” – James Allen

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – James Allen

“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile. And builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.” – James Allen

“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” – James Allen

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – James Allen

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.” – James Allen

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be.” – James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” – James Allen

“As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.” – James Allen

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
– Plato

“I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save oneself trouble.”
– Agatha Christie

“The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”
– Agatha Christie

“The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.”
– James Allen

“Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.”
– James Allen

“Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.”
– James Allen

Nine Qualities of The Buddha
1. Blessed One
2. Worthy
3. Fully Self-Enlightened
4. Endowed with Knowledge and Conduct
5. Fortunate
6. Knower of the Worlds
7. The Incomparable Tamer of Trainable Men
8. Teacher of Gods and Men
9. Enlightened

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”
– William Blake

“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”
– William Blake

“Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.”
– William Blake

“Laughter is the best medicine in the world.”
– Milton Berle

“He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.”
– William Blake

“To perform the duties of this life well, troubling not about another, is the prime wisdom.”
– Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Confucius

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
– Confucius

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
– Confucius

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”
– Confucius

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”
– Confucius

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
– Confucius

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
– Confucius

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
– Confucius

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
– Confucius

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
– Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
– Confucius

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
– Confucius

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
– Confucius

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”
– Confucius

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”
– Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
– Confucius

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
– Confucius

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”
– Confucius

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”
– Confucius

“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”
– Confucius

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”
– Confucius

“The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”
– Confucius

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
– Confucius

“A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”
– Confucius

“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.”
– Confucius

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
– Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”
– Confucius

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
– Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
– Confucius

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
– Confucius

“The object of the superior man is truth.”
– Confucius

“To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”
– Confucius

“Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.”
– Confucius

“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
– Confucius

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.”
– Confucius

“Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.”
– Confucius

“Study the past, if you would divine the future.”
– Confucius

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”
– Confucius

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
– Confucius

“When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.”
– Confucius

“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”
– Confucius

“Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!”
– Confucius

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
– Confucius

“When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”
– Confucius

“To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.”
– Confucius

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
– Confucius

“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.”
– Confucius

“He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.”
– Confucius

“The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.”
– Confucius

“It is not the rich man’s son that the young struggler for advancement has to fear in the race of life, nor his nephew, nor his cousin. Let him look out for the “dark horse” in the boy who begins by sweeping out the office.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Resist nothing.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately… you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems – most life situations are – but find out if you have a problem at this moment. Do you have a problem now?”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don’t need to carry it around with you after you’ve crossed the river.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing is worth more than this day.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”
– Martin Luther

“Heaven means to be one with God.”
– Confucius

“I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.”
– Bob Marley

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
– Maya Angelou

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

SERENITY PRAYER
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.

PRAISE TO BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
O Blessed One, Shakyamuni Buddha
Precious treasury of compassion,
Bestower of supreme inner peace,

You, who love all beings without exception,
Are the source of happiness and goodness;
And you guide us to the liberating path.

Your body is a wishfulfilling jewel,
Your speech is supreme, purifying nectar,
And your mind is refuge for all living beings.

With folded hands I turn to you,
Supreme unchanging friend,
I request from the depths of my heart:

Please give me the light of your wisdom
To dispel the darkness of my mind
And to heal my mental continuum.

Please nourish me with your goodness,
That I in turn may nourish all beings
With an unceasing banquet of delight.

Through your compassionate intention,
Your blessings and virtuous deeds,
And my strong wish to rely upon you,

May all suffering quickly cease
And all happiness and joy be fulfilled;
And may holy Dharma flourish for evermore.

THE BUDDHA’S WORDS ON KINDNESS
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all things be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all things be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

“If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.”
– Buddha

“He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“To summarize what I have said: Aim for the highest; never enter a bar-room; do not touch liquor, or if at all only at meals; never speculate; never indorse beyond your surplus cash fund; make the firm’s interest yours; break orders always to save owners; concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket; expenditure always within revenue; lastly, be not impatient, for, as Emerson says, ‘no one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourselves.’ “
– Andrew Carnegie

“You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working.”
– Bhagavad Gita

THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH
1. Right View
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Concentration
8. Right Mindfulness

“My partner Charlie says there are only three ways a smart person can go broke: liquor, ladies, and leverage. Now the truth is, the first two he just added because they started with L — it’s leverage.”
– Warren Buffett

“Don’t do cocaine. Don’t race trains. And avoid AIDS situations.”
– Charlie Munger

DON’T GO BACK TO SLEEP – RUMI
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
– Psalms 118:24

“Excellence is my presence, never tense, never hesitant.”
– Notorious B.I.G.

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
– Wayne Gretzky

“There is no line of business in which success is not attainable.”
– Andrew Carnegie

ICEE – Tony Hsieh
Inspire
Connect
Educate
Entertain

“Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.”
– Neville Goddard

“If you will assume your desire and live there as though it were true, no power on earth can stop it from becoming a fact.”
– Neville Goddard

“Your opinion of yourself is your most important viewpoint. You are infinitely greater than you think you are.”
– Neville Goddard

“The law operates by faith. If you believe, no effort is necessary to see the fulfillment of your every desire.”
– Neville Goddard

“You do not have to persuade others to help you; all you need do is believe you are what you want to be and then let the world (which is nothing more than yourself pushed out) go to work to make your assumption possible.”
– Neville Goddard

“The world is yourself pushed out. Ask yourself what you want and then give it to yourself! Do not question how it will come about; just go your way knowing that the evidence of what you have done must appear, and it will.”
– Neville Goddard

“I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
– John 14:19

“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without integrity, you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”
– Warren Buffett

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – JOHN GRAY
1. Men and women have different (complimentary) natures.

2. Men love to fix things and be recognized & appreciated for it. Women love to have their feelings recognized & appreciated. Men like to work on their own to solve problems. Women like and value cooperation.

3. Men go to their caves to solve problems alone and become non-communicative. Women talk and become communicative to solve their problems in a group. Men talk to get to the point. Women enjoying talking for talking’s sake and like to listen. Men talk to relay information. Women talk with artistic license and dramatic vocabulary to fully express their feelings.

4. Man’s instinct is to look after himself, even if it sacrifices others. Woman’s instinct is to look after others, even if it means sacrificing herself. Man has to learn to care for his partner. Woman has to learn to be cared for by her partner. Man needs to feel his attentions are needed, woman needs to feel her needs are attended.

5. Men are like rubber bands. Men spring back and forth, going away and coming back. Women are like waves, rising and crashing emotions. Men like the right to be free from time to time. Women like the right to be heard from time to time.

6. Men and women have different emotional needs. Knight in shining armour and damsel in distress. Men need trust, acceptance, admiration, appreciation, approval, and encouragement. Women need love, caring, understanding, respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance.

7. Communication must be loving and respectful. Man can pay more attention to the woman’s feelings. Woman can try not to change or disapprove of the man. Men like to be alone when upset and view apologies as admission of guilt. Women view apologies as expressions of compassion. Men feel loved when their efforts are appreciated. Women feel loved when they receive. Men value big gifts as more points. Women value every gift, big or small, as one point. Men value results. For women, it’s the thought that counts. Both parties are happy when men give and women appreciate.

“The perfect plan includes health, wealth, love and perfect self-expression. This is the square of life, which brings perfect happiness.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

“If you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or interesting.”
– Jeff Bezos

“Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.”
– Alexander Pope

“Exercise would cure a guilty conscience.” 
– Plato

“All men need leisure.”
– Thomas Aquinas

“I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage – leverage being borrowed money. You really don’t need leverage in this world much. If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing.”
– Warren Buffett

“Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.”
– Ecclesiastes 10:20

“The mood decides the fortunes of people, rather than the fortunes decide the mood.”
– Winston Churchill

“Let me put it this way: The game of life is won by those who compare their thoughts and feelings within to what appears on the outside. And the game is lost by those who do not recognize this law.”
– Neville Goddard

“It is your mood which decides your fortune, not your fortune that decides your mood. People feeling poor attract poverty, not knowing that if they felt rich they would attract wealth.”
– Neville Goddard

“Knowing the mood would externalize itself around the world, he sustained the mood – while his opponents, not knowing the law, put their trust in armies and machinery of war.”
– Neville Goddard

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” 
– Warren Buffett

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
– Philippians 4:8

J.R.R. TOLKIEN:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

A SYNOPSIS OF ABRAHAM-HICKS’ TEACHINGS:

  1. You are a Physical Extension of that which is Non-Physical.
  2. You are here in this body because you chose to be here.
  3. The basis of your life is Freedom; the purpose of your life is Joy.
  4. You are a creator; you create with your every thought.
  5. Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.
  6. You are choosing your creations as you are choosing your thoughts.
  7. The Universe adores you; for it knows your broadest intentions.
  8. Relax into your natural well-being. All is well. (Really it is!)
  9. You are a creator of thoughtways on your unique path of joy.
  10. Actions to be taken and money to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy.
  11. You may appropriately depart your body without illness or pain.
  12. You cannot die; you are ever-lasting life.

(PS: It is not necessary for even one other person to understand the Laws of the Universe or the processes that we are offering here in order for you to have a wonderful, happy, productive life experience – for you are the attractor of your experience. Just you!)

“So tonight I want to talk to you about the first principle, which you can always fall back on when in doubt. This first principle is: “Be still and know that I am God.” No matter what happens, turn within and be still. Know that your awareness is God and that all things are possible to you.”
– Neville Goddard

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
– Jim Rohn

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit.”
– Vince Lombardi

“It is our promise to you – if you write things you appreciate in others, in life, and in yourself, you will have such a dramatic change in 30 days and if continued for 6 months, the change will be so powerful, so strong, that others who know you will not recognize the old you.”
– Abraham Hicks

“Some people feel criticism for people who look for their own positive aspects, calling them arrogant or self-serving. We reply that to be self-serving is a good thing – for when you care enough to bring yourself into alignment with the greater part of who-you-are, while you have certainly served yourself (and you know that because you feel so much better) – you now are in a position to be of value to others. But in your depression, you are of no value to any other, for you are separate from the Stream of Well-Being from which you offer value.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“The conclusion bears repeating: Do not try to change yourself – you are unlikely to succeed. But work hard to improve the way you perform. And try not to take on work you cannot perform or will only perform poorly.”
– Peter Drucker

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
– Dalai Lama

“You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success — or are they holding you back?”
– W. Clement Stone

“You have to talk about what you want. You have to tell it like you want it to be. You cannot face reality as it is and have reality change in any way. You have to face the parts of reality that you love and fill in the gaps with things that you get from your imagination, or from your expectation.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“God does not do spite work. If you want to be forgiven, forgive yourself and everybody else and you are forgiven.”
– Reverend Ike

“The most important thing in the world is what you believe about yourself. Your entire experience is fabricated around what you believe about yourself.”
– Reverend Ike

“Once you learn to believe in yourself correctly, you are no longer worried about what other people are thinking or saying about you.”
– Reverend Ike

“Reject all negative self definitions, peel off the negative labels.”
– Reverend Ike

“Whatever you say you are, you will become that. Whatever you say you are, you will remain that.”
– Reverend Ike

“When you pray, you are really talking to yourself. You are talking to your own mind. You are convincing yourself of the good that you desire.”
– Reverend Ike

“Prayer is a positive mental transaction between your conscious mind and sub-conscious mind. When you pray, you use your conscious mind to impress upon your subconscious mind what you desire. Prayer is what you say to yourself, within yourself.”
– Reverend Ike

“Whatever you have said with conviction will come to pass.”
– Reverend Ike

“Furthermore, as muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil.”
– Alan Watts

“There is a Law of Reversed Effort. The harder we try with the conscious will to do something, the less we shall succeed.”
– Aldous Huxley

“The law of attraction is that our thinking creates and brings to us whatever we think about. It’s as though every time we think a thought, every time we speak a word, the universe is listening and responding to us.”
– Louise Hay

“What you think and what you believe is what will come true for you. Your thoughts create your life. It’s that simple. And when we can get that, we can make enormous changes.”
– Louise Hay

“If you’re fascinated by horror movies, if you’re fascinated by morbid stories and frightening events, it’s a matter of pure Mind Science that you’re going to magnetize some of this horror to yourself! You must begin to use the power of fascination positively.”
– Reverend Ike

“Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“We would like it if every creature upon this physical Earth could stand one day and say, ‘Illness is a state of mind; it has nothing to do with germs or heredity. It is all in the way I am using my thought.’ “
– Abraham-Hicks

“You see the Law of Attraction evidenced in your society when you see that the one who speaks most about illness has illness; when you see that the one who speaks most about prosperity has prosperity.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“What you really want to do in investments is figure out what’s important and knowable. If it’s unimportant or unknowable you forget about it.”
– Warren Buffett

“When you get to the place where you say, and mean, ‘I don’t need the manifestation as justification for my happiness. I’m happy in my journey on the way.’ Then you are going to be happy every day for the rest of your life.”
– Abraham-Hicks

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”
W. Clement Stone

“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
– Habukkuk 2:2

“Prayer is man’s greatest power!”
– W. Clement Stone

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.”
W. Clement Stone

“We have a problem. ‘Congratulations. ‘But it’s a tough problem. ‘Then double congratulations.’ “
– W. Clement Stone

“All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Events tend to recur in cycles.”
– W. Clement Stone

“When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Prayer changes things because it changes me.”
– Reverend Ike

“Prayer is a mind changing process.”
– Reverend Ike

“Prayer is a positive mental transaction.”
– Reverend Ike

“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important.”
– Jim Rohn

“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”
– Jim Rohn

“Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.”
– Jim Rohn

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”
– Jim Rohn

“Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.”
– Jim Rohn

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”
– Jim Rohn

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”
– Jim Rohn

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
– Jim Rohn

“Make measurable progress in reasonable time.”
– Jim Rohn

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
– Jim Rohn

“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
– Jim Rohn

“We get paid for bringing value to the market place.”
– Jim Rohn

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.”
– Jim Rohn

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”
– Jim Rohn

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”
– Jim Rohn

“The best way to think about investments is to be in a room with no one else and to just think. If that doesn’t work, nothing else is going to work.”
– Warren Buffett

“I have every possession I want. I have a lot of friends who have a lot more possessions. But in some cases, I feel the possession possesses them, rather than the other way around.” 
– Warren Buffett

“Your best investment is yourself. There is nothing that compares to it.” 
– Warren Buffett

“My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.
– Warren Buffett

“Our experience with newly-minted MBAs has not been that great. … It’s difficult to teach a new dog old tricks.”
– Warren Buffett

“The sillier the market’s behavior, the greater the opportunity for the businesslike investor.” 
– Warren Buffett

“Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold.” 
– Warren Buffett

“Wall Street makes its money on activity. You make your money on inactivity.” 
– Warren Buffett

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
– Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”
– Muhammad Ali

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
– Muhammad Ali

“The will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

“When a man says I cannot, he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise would have been accomplished.”
– Muhammad Ali

“What you are thinking is what you are becoming.”
– Muhammad Ali

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Will Durant

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”
– Jim Rohn

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
– Matthew 21:22

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”
– Warren Buffett

“You can develop the right mental attitude when you realize that nothing external can upset you or hurt you without your mental consent.”
– Joseph Murphy

“Every thought is a cause & every condition is an effect. Change your thoughts & you change your destiny.”
– Joseph Murphy

“Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”
– Joseph Murphy

“Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.”
– Joseph Murphy

“Forgive yourself and every one else before you go to sleep, and healing will take place much more rapidly.”
– Joseph Murphy

“The truth is you can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.”
– Joseph Murphy

“Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, ‘I can’t afford it,’ your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, ‘I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.’ “
– Joseph Murphy

“Don’t fight your problem. Know that there is a solution.”
– Joseph Murphy

“As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.”
– Joseph Murphy

“I’m a genetic optimist.”
– Jeff Bezos

“If you are not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you are not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”
– Jeff Bezos

“When you want to do a big thing, get the mental pattern, make it perfect, know just what it means, enlarge your thought, keep it to yourself, pass it over to the creative power behind all things, wait and listen, and when the impression comes, follow it with assurance. Don’t talk to anyone about it. Never listen to negative talk or pay attention to it and you will succeed where all others fail.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Expectancy speeds progress. Therefore, live in a continual state of expectancy. No matter how much good you are experiencing today, expect greater good tomorrow. Expect to meet new friends. Expect to meet new and wonderful experiences. Try this magic of expectancy and you will soon discover a dramatic side to your work which gives full vent to constructive feeling.”
– Ernest Holmes

“You have discovered the spiritual universe. Many others have discovered this same world, but each must make the discovery for himself. You are going to have a lot of joy sailing around this world of yours. Don’t fight the opinions of others, or waste your time arguing over these things. Follow the inward gleam of your consciousness and you will arrive.”
– Ernest Holmes

“When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.”
– Ernest Holmes

“We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Teach and practice, practice and teach – that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Drop all negative thoughts from the mind. Do not dwell on adversity but think plenty into everything, for there is power in the word.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Change your thinking, change your life.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Meditate on the things you are doing as being already done – complete and perfect.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Seek to make your work a prayer, your believing an act, your living an art. It is then the object of your faith will be made visible to you.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Move forward, think only about your dream and never think about what you do not want.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Any thought which tends to inspire, to comfort, and to give peace to the mind is good.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Like attracts like, and we attract just what we are in mind.”
– Ernest Holmes

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
– William Barclay

“Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.”
– Job 22:29

“Never accept the suggestion of lack.”
– Neville Goddard

“What’s the secret of a great marriage? It’s not looks, nor intelligence, nor money — it’s low expectations.”
– Warren Buffett

“In marriage, you shouldn’t look for someone with good looks and character. You look for someone with low expectations.”
– Charlie Munger

“At Berkshire there has never been a master plan. Anyone who wanted to do it, we fired because it takes on a life of its own and doesn’t cover new reality. We want people taking into account new information.”
– Charlie Munger

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“When you expect the best you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly, which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties – he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face.” 
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Hold an image of the life you want, and that image will become fact.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Live your life and forget your age.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them.”
– Plato

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Even people who have a long record of NOT succeeding can be turned into tremendous achievers if they will discard their images of themselves as failures.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The way to happiness; keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, scatter sunshine, forget self, and think of others.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done – it’s downhill from then on.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Thoughts and words form your mental image. And since we become what we picture be sure your thoughts and words express prosperity and blessing rather than poverty and defeat.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The secret of the law of abundance is this: In order to receive and appreciate the good things of life, you must first give.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“When we start focusing on things we can do and don’t think so much about the things we can’t do, things really start to happen.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces – and success instead of eluding him flows toward him.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“When you affirm big, believe big and pray big, big things happen.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the greatest of all principles is that men can do what they think they can do.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The man who lives for himself is a failure; the man who lives for others has achieved true success.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and our days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“We tend to get what we expect.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from our successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“The more you learn to work your mind, the less you’ll have to work your behind.”
– Reverend Ike

“It’s been my experience in life, if you just keep thinking and reading, you don’t have to work.”
– Charlie Munger

“Look at this generation, with all of its electronic devices and multitasking. I will confidently predict less success than Warren, who just focused on reading. If you want wisdom, you’ll get it sitting on your ass. That’s the way it comes.”
– Charlie Munger

“You must have the confidence to override people with more credentials than you whose cognition is impaired by incentive-caused bias or some similar psychological force that is obviously present. But there are also cases where you have to recognize that you have no wisdom to add—and that your best course is to trust some expert.”
– Charlie Munger

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
– Albert Einstein

“Don’t let any obstacle stop you. Always remember that you have spiritual and mental qualities within you that can overcome even the seemingly impossible.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“You can overcome any obstacle. You can achieve the most tremendous things by faith power. Have big faith – not any old watered-down faith, and the change in you and in your experience will be little short of miraculous.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.”
– Earl Nightingale

“Excellence always sells.”
– Earl Nightingale

“Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal.”
– Earl Nightingale

“Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.”
– Earl Nightingale

“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” 
– Earl Nightingale

“We must be the epitome, the embodiment of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” 
– Earl Nightingale

“Don’t talk about your health unless it’s good.” 
– Earl Nightingale

“Positive thinking won’t let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure.”
– Napoleon Hill

“I spent the first half of my life making money and the second half of my life giving it away to do the most good and the least harm.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“If something you want is slow to come to you, it can be for only one reason: you are spending more time focused upon its absence than you are about its presence.”
– Abraham Hicks

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
– Mae West

“Whatever you want to be, whatever you want to do, whatever you want to have, first of all, affirm that you are there. In your own mind, see yourself being, doing and having the good which you desire. This is practicing mind power, this is practicing self awareness.”
– Reverend Ike

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
– Maya Angelou

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
– Maya Angelou

“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
– Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“Even though you try to put people under control, it is impossible. You cannot do it. The best way to control people is to encourage them to be mischievous. Then they will be in control in a wider sense. To give your sheep or cow a large spacious meadow is the way to control him. So it is with people: first let them do what they want, and watch them. This is the best policy. To ignore them is not good. That is the worst policy. The second worst is trying to control them. The best one is to watch them, just to watch them, without trying to control them.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“You’re only a success for the moment that you complete a successful act.”
– Phil Jackson

“In zazen, leave your front door and back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.”
– Jeff Bezos

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”
– Michael Jordan

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” 
– Jim Rohn