Essential Quotes

Mark twain

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.” 

Mark Twain

“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” 

Meister Eckhart

“There is an inherent law of mind that we increase whatever we praise.  The whole of creation responds to praise and is glad.”

Charles Fillmore

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Guatama Buddha

“The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao Tzu

“The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and yet
does not compete with them.
It flows in places that the mass of people detest and
therefore it is close to the Way.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (Interpretation Jeff Olsen)

“If you plan for one year, plant rice.  If you plan for ten years, plant trees.  If you plan for 100 years, educate mankind.”

Chinese Proverb

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”

Chinese Proverb

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

Walt Disney

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

“Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self knowledge.”

Theodore Roszak

“Find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest.”

Dalai Lama

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”

Swedish proverb

“Anxiety must go.  It must be replaced by faith and solemn confidence in the outworking of the divine plan.”

Saint Germain

“Attention is the key; for where man’s attention goes, there goes his energy, and he himself can only follow.”

Saint Germain

“The law of nature is, Do the thing, and you shall have the power:  but they who do not the thing, have not the power.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is one quality which one must possess to win,
and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of
what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

Napolean Hill

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made
just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the
price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”

Vince Lombardi

“Knowledge without practice is useless.  Practice without knowledge is dangerous.”


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Winston Churchill

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is
ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it
is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Shopenhauer

“’Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free,
’Tis a gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
’Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

– traditional Shaker hymn

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

St. Isaac of Nineveh


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