favorite quotations


  • 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.”

    T.S. Eliot

  • To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

    Johannes A. Gaertner – 1912-1996, Professor of Art History

  • “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.”

    -Leland Val Van De Wall

  • Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and and expecting different results. Albert Einstein.
  • “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison
  • “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

    Thomas Edison

  • “ Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength,the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

    Harriet Tubman

  • “You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.” Mark Victor Hansen
  • “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung
  • “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” Zhuangzi
  • “The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. ” James Allen

  • “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. “ Anais Nin
  • “The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” Sigmund Freud Great,

  • “Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. “ Bruce Lipton
  • “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
  • “It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.” Orison Swett Marden
  • “Honestly, sometimes I get really fed up of my subconscious – it’s like it’s got a mind of its own”. Alexei Sayle
  • “Meditation, especially for people who don’t know very much about it and think it’s this very hippy dippy thing, can really be powerful, terrifying even, as it lifts the rug up on your subconscious and the dust comes flying out. “ Amanda Palmer
  • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale
  • “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

  • “What we think, we become.” Buddha

  • “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
    Peace Pilgrim

  • “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts” . Earl Nightingale
  • “Begin noticing and being careful about keeping your imagination free of thoughts that you do not wish to materialize. Instead, initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible.” Wayne Dyer
  • “Thoughts are mental energy; they’re the currency that you have to attract what you desire. Learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don’t want.” Wayne Dyer

  • “The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.” Wayne Dyer
  • “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” Mark Twain
  • “Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living, I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about, and choosing my thoughts carefully. ‘ Joyce Meyer
  • A person’s health isn’t generally a reflection of genes, but how their environment is influencing them. Genes are the direct cause of less than 1pc of diseases: 99pc is how we respond to the world.
  • “Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That’s why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.” Bruce Lipton
  • “The future is to heal back to the mind again. Recognizing that the mind is all powerful – it controls every cell to every degree of its genetic expression. “ Bruce Lipton
  • “If the brain expects that a treatment will work, it sends healing chemicals into the bloodstream, which facilitates that. And the opposite is equally true and equally powerful: When the brain expects that a therapy will not work, it doesn’t. It’s called the ‘nocebo’ effect.” Bruce Lipton
  • “If we could get your subconscious mind to agree with your conscious mind about being happy, that’s when your positive thoughts work.” Bruce Lipton
  • “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” Virginia Woolf
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” Confucius
  • “The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.” Bryant H. McGill
  • “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. “ Marcus Aurelius
  • “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
  • “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius
  • “Our life is what our thoughts make it. “ Marcus Aurelius
  • “Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.” Marcus Aurelius
  • “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. “ Marcus Aurelius
  • “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius
  • “Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of light.” Marianne Williamson

  • “In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power. “ Marianne Williamson

  • What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. Woody Allen

  • “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. “ Albert Einstein
  • “Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are. “ Anne Lamott
  • “Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. “ Michael Jordan

  • “You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow. “ Luigi Pirandello
  • “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch
  • “For most of us, for almost all of us, truth can be attained, if at all, only in silence. * It is in silence that the human spirit touches the divine.”

    ― Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

  • “Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.” Sai Baba

  • “When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” David Icke

  • “The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement.” Paramahansa Yoganananda
  • “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. “ Mary Kay Ash

  • “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
  • “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett
  • “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. “ Helen Keller
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! “ Audrey Hepburn

  • “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. “ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” John Muir
  • Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. Ellen DeGeneres
  • “Belief creates the actual fact. “ William James
  • “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller

  • “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done. “ Helen Keller
  • “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” Helen Keller
  • “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
  • “Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.”
  • “We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.” Deepak Chopra
  • “Do you want to know what you are? You are a creator. At every moment you are creating. The real question is, what are you creating? “ Bryant H. McGill
  • “All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity. “ Bryant H. McGill

  • “Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.” Bryant H. McGill
  • “Every day and in every way I am better and better.” Emile Coue
  • “Men are disturbed, not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.” Epictetus.

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