Favourite Quotes

To my mentors - although they all are more pleased by the results I am getting in my life, I want to give thanks and show gratitude for them - alive or even dead already - for their time dedicated, each and every single one of them, with their explanations, concepts and personal philosophy. You are truly generous beings and my deep gratitude belongs to you.

To Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, Robert ‘Bob’ Proctor, Jim Rohn, Earl Nightingale, Loyd Victor Conant, Genevieve Behrend, Maxwell Maltz, Raymond Holliwell, Charles F. Haanel, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Thomas Troward, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, Dale Carnegie, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Viktor E. Frankl, Stephen R. Covey, Florence Scovel Shinn, Robert Collier, Elbert Hubbard, Emmett Fox, Wallace D. Wattles, Seneca & Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carlos Castaneda, James Allen, Bill Donahue, Émile Coué, Manly P. Hall, Santos Bonacci, Carl Jung, Dr. Helen Schucman, George W. Carey, Frank L. Riley, G.A. Gaskell, Jordan B. Peterson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Neville Goddard, Dr. David R. Hawkins, George S. Clason, Arnold Ehret, Michael Greger MD, as well as a whole host of people unknown, who passed on their knowledge without their names truly understanding the essence of life and meaning.

Know thyself

There are people though dead - their quotes are as alive and true today, as they have been throughout their lifetimes - some are thousands of years old and you would still be well advised to read them through. Sure enough, not all of them are that old - though they have stood and passed the test of time and became words of guidance for me - they all represent the truth and they will remain long, when you and I have passed on to the next chapter.

The difference between react and respond

Between stimulus and response there is a space.
Within that space, men has the freedom and power to choose a response.
Within this choice lies our growth, our freedom and our happiness.

Viktor E. Frankl

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't, it is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost; For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will. It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are; You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win the prize.

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the one who thinks he can!

Walter D. Wintle

Lead, kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom;

Lead thou me on!

The night is dark, and I am far from home;

Lead thou me on!

Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see

The distant scene--one step enough for me.

John Henry Newman

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;

“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

The Bridge Builder, by Will Allen Dromgoole

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Wayne W. Dyer

Don't think. Feel. - Bruce Lee

"Nothing is big or small, except our thinking makes it so. No one alive knows what we’re capable of doing. Go after something big. Even if you miss, it can be exhilarating.” Lloyd Victor Conant

“Don’t just read the book, study it. Attempt to understand the idea the author is attempting to communicate in each paragraph. To do that you might need to study that paragraph for a month.” Earl Nightingale

“The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.” by Leland Val Van De Wall

There are little eyes upon you and they're watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager to do anything you do;
And a little boy who's dreaming of the day he'll be like you.

You're the little fellow's idol, you're the wisest of the wise.
In his little mind about you no suspicions ever rise.

He believes in you devoutly, holds all you say and do;
He will say and do, in your way when he's grown up just like you.

There's a wide-eyed little fellow who believes you're always right;
and his eyes are always opened, and he watches day and night.

You are setting an example every day in all you do;
For the little boy who's waiting to grow up to be just like you.

Unkown author (will find out).

On gratitude

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar

“When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” – Marianne Williamson

“Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”  – Marcus Aurelius

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” – Victor Hugo

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

"Life is not about you, it is about everyone else - who's life you touch." – Neale Donald Walsch

“My day begins and ends with gratitude.” – Louise Hay

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

“Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I choose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic

“The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is no so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we won’t have very much. But if we add up the spaces between the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards and the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent.” – Benjamin Hoff

“Do not resent your place in the story. Do not imagine yourself elsewhere. Do not close your eyes and picture a world without thorns, without shadows, without hawks. Change this world. Use your body like a tool meant to be used up, discarded, and replaced. Better every life you touch. We will reach the final chapter.” – ND Wilson

“Gratitude leads to greatness. It can literally turn what you have into more than enough, jobs into joy, chaos into order, uncertainty into clarity, and bring peace to an otherwise chaotic day.” – Marc Chernoff

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero

“For your heart is like a flower as it grows, and it’s the rain, not just the sun that helps it bloom.” – Charles Fink

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Eckhart Tolle

“All that we behold is full of blessings.” – William Wordsworth

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

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

“Gratitude puts us in harmony with the very source that’s breathing us, the very power that gives us life.” – Mary Morrissey

Gratitude is the frequency that’s harmonious with abundance - Mary Morrissey

Everyday in every way, I am getting better and better.

Affirmation by Émile Coué

"Now right here we come to a rather strange fact. We tend to minimise the things that we can do and the goals that we can accomplish and for some equally strange reasons, we thing that someone else can do what we can not. Now I want you to understand that this is not true and that these are self imposed limitations - You have deep reservoirs of talent and ability within you." from 'Lead the field' by Earl Nightingale.

For all creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

Albert Einstein, from the bible.

Human thoughts have a tendency to transform themselves into their physical equivalent

Napoleon Hill

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And 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.


By Reinhold Niebuhr

Why you should write down with pen and paper (even in favour of typing).
Here is a quote on this subject from Leland Val Van de Wall that has stuck with me for years:

Writing causes thinking.

Thinking creates an image.

Images control feelings.

Feelings cause actions.

Actions create results.

So the first step in getting the results you want is to write down exactly what you want.

Life & Motivation

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

Buy the ticket take the ride. Hunter S. Thompson

You only live once but if you do it right once is enough. Mae West

Above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

I never worry about the future it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all. Giacomo Casanova

Do one thing everyday that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you read a good book through the second time, you won't see something in it that you didn't see before, you'll see something in yourself that wasn't there before by L. Ron Hubbard

“Blessed are the Humans who look for unseen things that are intuitive but not yet accepted into the reality of life. They will be rewarded with knowledge and wisdom, and will become the forerunners of the newest sciences on the planet.” - Kryon (Channeled by Lee Carroll)

To change your life, You have to change your life.

The major key, to your better future is you.

Value makes the difference in results.

We all have to suffer one out of two forms of pain - the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

If you work hard in your job, you can make a living - If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.

Make all you can out of all you have.

Until... what a wonderful word. Read the books until you get better. Until you know how. Until you do and until you make it happen.

Resolve .. Promise yourself that you will never give up – An eight year old at Jim Rohn's seminar in 1981.

If you work on your gifts, they make room for you.

by Jim Rohn

Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal - Earl Nightengale

In all your getting, get understanding. - Salomon

I have only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it.

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it.

But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it.

Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute,

but eternity is in it.

By Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

The experience of words is to construct images. God is beyond that.

God will do his part, if you will do yours.

- from the bible

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.

O Master, let me not seek as much

to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,

for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

Amen - Prayer of Saint Francis

“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough. A sufficiently generous amount has been given to you for the highest achievements, if your time is well invested.” 

From the book 'On the shortness of life' by Seneca

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”

by Henry David Thoreau

“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”

Eric Hoffer

To get he had tried, yet his store was still meager.

To a wise man he cried, in a voice keen and eager:

Pray tell me how I may successfully live?

And the wise man replied, "To get you must give."

As to giving he said, "What have I to give?"

I've scarce enough bread, and of course one must live;

But I would partake of Life's bountiful store.

Came the wise man's response: "Then you must give more."

The lesson he learned; to get was forgotten,

Toward mankind he turned with a love new begotten.

As he gave of himself in useful living,

Then joy crowned his days,

for he grew rich in giving.

by Arthur William Beer

“O Divine Providence, I ask not for more riches but more wisdom with which to make wiser use of the riches you gave me at birth, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I might desire.” NAPOLEON HILL

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. 

From the Bible - King James Version - Proverbs

You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire time around.

You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life." Each day in this school, you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like some of the lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.

There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is the process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as experiments that ultimately "work."

A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go to the next lesson.

"There" is no better than "here." When your "there" has become "here," you will simply obtain another "there" that will, again, look better than "here."

Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need.. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

Your answers lie inside you. The answer's to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

You will forget all this.

- Anonymous

Go ahead and dream. Don't be afraid to laugh when others cry, to live instead of die. Life isn't what it seems, so go ahead and dream. Go ahead and run. Don't be afraid to open up the gate. To love instead of hate. Life isn't what it seems, so go ahead and dream. Go ahead and walk right into fear. The answer is to clear your mind and free your soul. Life isn't just a goal. It's how you go from here. So go ahead and dream. You know your only quest is here to take, to put those lies away. 'Cause life ain't what it seems. The truth is in your dreams. So go on. Go ahead and dream. 'Cause life ain't what it seems. So go ahead. Go ahead and dream!

From the movie 'That's what I am'.

Große Erfolge kann man laut Coué mit der einfachen Übung erzielen, sich lebenslang täglich nach dem Erwachen und vor dem Schlafen etwa 20 mal halblaut (damit der Satz über den Gehörsinn im Unbewussten verankert wird) vorzusprechen:

Es geht mir mit jedem Tag in jeder Hinsicht immer besser und besser!

„Jede Vorstellung, die sich genügend stark eingeprägt hat, strebt danach, sich zu verwirklichen und verwirklicht sich, soweit ihr keine Naturgesetze entgegenstehen.“

Émile Coué

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, remembered gate when the last of earth left to discover is that which was the beginning; At the source of the longest river the voice of the hidden waterfall and the children in the apple-tree not known, because not looked for but heard, half-heard, in the stillness between two waves of the sea.

by T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

I hold it true that thoughts are things;

They’re endowed with bodies and breath and wings;

And that we send them forth to fill

The world with good results, or ill.

That which we call our secret thought

Speeds forth to earth’s remotest spot,

Leaving its blessings or its woes

Like tracks behind it as it goes.

We build our future, thought by thought,

For good or ill, yet know it not.

Yet, so the universe was wrought.

Thought is another name for fate;

Choose, then, thy destiny and wait.

For love brings love and hate brings hate

Thoughts Are Things by Henry Van Dyke

You are the ONLY problem you will ever have and you are the ONLY solution.

by Raymond Douglas Stanford

Do you need Me?

I am there.

You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.

You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.

You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.

I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.

I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.

I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.

Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.

Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.

When you need Me, I am there.

Even if you deny Me, I am there.

Even when you feel most alone, I am there.

Even in your fears, I am there.

Even in your pain, I am there.

I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.

I am in you, and you are in Me.

Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”

Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.

Empty your heart of empty fears.

When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.

You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.

And I am in all.

Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.

I am there because I have to be, because I am.

Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.

I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.

I am the love that is the law's fulfilling.

I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.

Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.

Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.

Beloved, I am there.

I Am There - By James Dillet Freeman