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Mindset Quotes: 80+ BEST Quotes on Positive Thinking

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
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1. "Look at things as they can be, not as they are." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Look at things as they can be, not as they are.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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2. "Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can't, cannot." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can't, cannot.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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3. "Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 1. We underestimate our own brainpower. 2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 1. We underestimate our own brainpower. 2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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4. "The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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5. "Where there is a will, there is a way." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Where there is a will, there is a way.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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6. "Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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7. "Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn't stuck with the present." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn't stuck with the present.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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8. "Action cures fear." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Action cures fear.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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9. "The mind is what the mind is fed." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: The mind is what the mind is fed.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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10. "Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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11. "Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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12. "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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13. "Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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14. "Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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15. "You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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16. "The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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17. "Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”" - James Allen

James Allen: Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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18. "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

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 was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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19. "Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions." - James Allen

James Allen: Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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20. "Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are." - James Allen

James Allen: Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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21. "Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself." - James Allen

James Allen: Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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22. "Action is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits." - James Allen

James Allen: Action is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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23. "A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances." - James Allen

James Allen: A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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24. "Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved, another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy – period! Not happy “because of”." - Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz: Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved, another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy – period! Not happy “because of”.

Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of the best-selling and highly influential Psycho-Cybernetics (1960).

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25. "He must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But after he has defined the problem and sees in his imagination the desired end result secured all the information and facts that he can, then additional struggling fretting and worrying over it does not help but seems to hinder the solution." - Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz: He must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But after he has defined the problem and sees in his imagination the desired end result secured all the information and facts that he can, then additional struggling fretting and worrying over it does not help but seems to hinder the solution.

Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of the best-selling and highly influential Psycho-Cybernetics (1960).

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26. "It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent either by ideas he has uncritically accepted from others or ideas he has repeated to himself or convinced himself are true. These negative ideas have exactly the same effect upon our behavior as the negative ideas implanted into the mind of a hypnotized subject by a professional hypnotist." - Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz: It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent either by ideas he has uncritically accepted from others or ideas he has repeated to himself or convinced himself are true. These negative ideas have exactly the same effect upon our behavior as the negative ideas implanted into the mind of a hypnotized subject by a professional hypnotist.

Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of the best-selling and highly influential Psycho-Cybernetics (1960).

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27. "You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be." - Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz: You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be.

Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of the best-selling and highly influential Psycho-Cybernetics (1960).

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28. "Our thoughts make us what we are." - Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie: Our thoughts make us what we are.

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and a developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

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29. "By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you receive it." - Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles: By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you receive it.

Wallace D. Wattles was an American New Thought writer whose writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

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30. "The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come; and the reason simply is that the mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come." - Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles: The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come; and the reason simply is that the mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.

Wallace D. Wattles was an American New Thought writer whose writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

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31. "A definite purpose, backed by absolute faith, is a form of wisdom and wisdom in action produces positive results." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: A definite purpose, backed by absolute faith, is a form of wisdom and wisdom in action produces positive results.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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32. "Turn on the full powers of your will and take complete control of your own mind. It is your own mind! It was given to you as a servant to carry out your desires. And no one may enter it or influence it in the slightest degree without your consent and cooperation. What a profound fact this is!" - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Turn on the full powers of your will and take complete control of your own mind. It is your own mind! It was given to you as a servant to carry out your desires. And no one may enter it or influence it in the slightest degree without your consent and cooperation. What a profound fact this is!

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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33. "Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination." - Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale: Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author best known for his writing on positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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34. "Stand up to an obstacle. Just stand up to it, that's all, and don't give way under it, and it will finally break. You will break it. Something has to break, and it won't be you, it will be the obstacle." - Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale: Stand up to an obstacle. Just stand up to it, that's all, and don't give way under it, and it will finally break. You will break it. Something has to break, and it won't be you, it will be the obstacle.

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author best known for his writing on positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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35. "Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate." - Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale: Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author best known for his writing on positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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36. "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

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 was an American minister and author best known for his writing on positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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37. "You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them." - Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande: You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them.

Atul Gawande is an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher most widely known for his excellent books focussed on medicine and public health such as Being Mortal.

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38. "It’s not enough to dream. It’s not enough to try. It’s not enough to set goals or climb ladders. It’s not enough to value. The effort has to be based on practical realities that produce the result. Only then can we dream, set goals, and work to achieve them with confidence." - Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey: It’s not enough to dream. It’s not enough to try. It’s not enough to set goals or climb ladders. It’s not enough to value. The effort has to be based on practical realities that produce the result. Only then can we dream, set goals, and work to achieve them with confidence.

Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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39. "What we believe about ourselves and our purpose has a powerful impact on how we live, how we love, and what we learn." - Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey: What we believe about ourselves and our purpose has a powerful impact on how we live, how we love, and what we learn.

Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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40. "You become what you think about most of the time. Your outer world ultimately becomes a reflection of your inner world. Your outer world of experience mirrors back to you what you think about most of the time. Whatever you think about continuously emerges in your reality." - Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy: You become what you think about most of the time. Your outer world ultimately becomes a reflection of your inner world. Your outer world of experience mirrors back to you what you think about most of the time. Whatever you think about continuously emerges in your reality.

Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author who has written more than eighty self help books.

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41. "We can change the way that we think about external events, even where we cannot change them. And we can do something more. We can intelligently change our exposure to events that make us either happy or unhappy." - Richard Koch

Richard Koch: We can change the way that we think about external events, even where we cannot change them. And we can do something more. We can intelligently change our exposure to events that make us either happy or unhappy.

Richard Koch is a British management consultant, venture capital investor and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle (see e.g., The 80/20 Principle Summary)

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42. "All improvements in your outer life begin with improvements on the inside, in your mental pictures." - Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy: All improvements in your outer life begin with improvements on the inside, in your mental pictures.

Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author who has written more than eighty self help books.

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43. "A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic who is considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

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44. "All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time." - James Clear

James Clear: All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.

James Clear is a writer, who specialises in habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement, and the author of the international best-seller, Atomic Habits.

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45. "When you change what you believe, you change what you do." - Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson: When you change what you believe, you change what you do.

Spencer Johnson was an American physician and author, known for the ValueTales series of children's books, and for his 1998 self-help book Who Moved My Cheese?

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46. "You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think." - Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius: You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.

Marcus Aurelius 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180, a Stoic philosopher and the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors.

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47. "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius: You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180, a Stoic philosopher and the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors.

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48. "The reason that most people don’t possess these extraordinary physical capabilities isn’t because they don’t have the capacity for them, but rather because they’re satisfied to live in the comfortable rut of homeostasis and never do the work that is required to get out of it. They live in the world of “good enough.”" - Anders Ericsson

Anders Ericsson: The reason that most people don’t possess these extraordinary physical capabilities isn’t because they don’t have the capacity for them, but rather because they’re satisfied to live in the comfortable rut of homeostasis and never do the work that is required to get out of it. They live in the world of “good enough.”

Anders Ericsson (October, 23, 1947 – June 17, 2020) was a Swedish psychologist and Professor of Psychology known for his research into and books about (e.g., ?Peak) the nature of expertise and human performance.

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49. "Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts, Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding." - George S. Clason

George S. Clason: Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts, Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding.

George S. Clason was an American soldier, businessman and author most often associated with his book The Richest Man in Babylon which was first published in 1926.

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50. "Preceding accomplishment must be desire. Thy desires must be strong and definite." - George S. Clason

George S. Clason: Preceding accomplishment must be desire. Thy desires must be strong and definite.

George S. Clason was an American soldier, businessman and author most often associated with his book The Richest Man in Babylon which was first published in 1926.

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51. "If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires." - Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell: If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Malcolm Gladwell is an English-born Canadian journalist, best-selling author, and public speaker whose writing often deals with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences (see e.g., Outliers)

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52. "If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." - Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss: If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, investor, author, podcaster, and lifestyle guru who became well-known through his "4-Hour" self-help book series beginning with the The 4 Hour Workweek.

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53. "You are what you believe you are." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz: You are what you believe you are.

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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54. "If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without." - Eckhart Tolle

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

Eckhart Tolle (born February 16, 1948) is a German-born spiritual teacher and self-help author who is is best known for his bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth.

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55. "Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up." - David Goggins

David Goggins: Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author - best known for his memoir Can't Hurt Me.

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56. "It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn!" - David Goggins

David Goggins: It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn!

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author - best known for his memoir Can't Hurt Me.

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57. "The best way to deal with negativity is to observe it, without reaction and without judgment. Then consciously label each negative feeling and replace it with positive, compassionate, and solution-based thoughts." - Chris Voss

Chris Voss: The best way to deal with negativity is to observe it, without reaction and without judgment. Then consciously label each negative feeling and replace it with positive, compassionate, and solution-based thoughts.

Chris Voss is an American businessman, academic, former FBI hostage negotiator and author - best known for his bestselling book, Never Split the Difference.

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58. "The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth." - Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki: The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth.

Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author best known for his internationally bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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59. "It’s not having fear that is the problem. It’s how you handle fear. It’s how you handle losing. It’s how you handle failure that makes the difference in one’s life. The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage that fear." - Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki: It’s not having fear that is the problem. It’s how you handle fear. It’s how you handle losing. It’s how you handle failure that makes the difference in one’s life. The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage that fear.

Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author best known for his internationally bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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60. "The enemy of “the best” is not “the worst.” The enemy of “the best” is “just fine.”" - Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey: The enemy of “the best” is not “the worst.” The enemy of “the best” is “just fine.”

Dave Ramsey is an American personal finance personality, radio show host, author, and businessman who has written several top personal finance books, including The New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover.

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61. "If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principle or natural law that governs the results you seek." - Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey: If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principle or natural law that governs the results you seek.

Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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62. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”" - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn: Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian, recognised as both a film and fashion icon.

This quote reminds us that "impossible" is just a label for things we just don't know how to do yet.

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63. "Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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64. "Two men looked out from prison bars, One saw the mud, the other saw stars." - Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie: Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and a developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

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65. "If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible." - Thomas J. Stanley

Thomas J. Stanley (1944 – February 28, 2015) was an American writer and business theorist who authored and co-authored several award-winning books on America's wealthy, including the bestsellers The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind.

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66. "If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible." - T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker (born June 10, 1954) is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation and his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

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67. "You can choose to think in ways that will support you in your happiness and success instead of ways that don’t." - T. Harv Eker

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68. "When you are complaining, you become a living, breathing “crap magnet.”" - T. Harv Eker

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69. "If you have a big problem in your life, all that means is that you are being a small person!" - T. Harv Eker

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70. "Where attention goes, energy flows and results show." - T. Harv Eker

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71. "If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy." - T. Harv Eker

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72. "Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success." - T. Harv Eker

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73. "Believe you can and you’re halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt overcame was a sickly childhood to embrace a famously active lifestyle and the 26th presidency of the United States.

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74. "For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded." - Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield: For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.

Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker,[3] corporate trainer, and entrepreneur.  He is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.

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75. "Let's not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember "Life is too short to be little"." - Dale Carnegie

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76. "A man’s ego in his greatest asset or his greatest liability, according to the way he relates himself to it." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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77. "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -

: Creativity is intelligence having fun.
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78. "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... It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful." - Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor best known for his book Man's Search for Meaning.

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79. "We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead to think of ourselves as those who are being questioned by life." - Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor best known for his book Man's Search for Meaning.

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80. "Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!" - Viktor E. Frankl

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81. "The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back." - Viktor E. Frankl

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82. "The greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves." - Bessel van der Kolk

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83. "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." - Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist whose novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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84. "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho

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85. "In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." - Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China and is credited as the author of the highly influential The Art of War.

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86. "Your "I CAN" is more important than your IQ." - Robin Sharma

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87. "You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see." - Robin Sharma

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