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The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
Most unhappiness is caused because people listen to themselves... instead of talking to themselves.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
You can alter your life by altering the state of your mind.
Real servants don't try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for His purposes.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
We with our lives are like islands in the sea... The islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom.
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.
To change one's life: a. Start immediately b. B. Do it flamboyantly c. No exceptions Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted.
To kill time is not murder, it's suicide.
Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power.
Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony.
The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.
The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.
Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?
Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
Formula to live your dream: 1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
If you want a confidence, act as if you already have it. Try the "as if" technique.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being.
Do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.