Many people mistake thinking for reorganizing the thoughts they already have
"If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."
"You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come."
"LAW 1: Any problem, to be a problem, must contain an unknown. If all was known the problem would vanish. The problem would cease to persist."
To lose one's full power and potential in any area, the spiritual being has to become total effect of its own creations in that area
"Dreams and aspirations are considered by the being to be its most valuable and important creations"
"LAW OF THE UNIVERSE: There must be a game"
"LAWS OF CAUSE:
"BASIC LAW OF SUCCESS: Be True To Yourself"
"Truth maintained as senior to ambition empowers ambition"
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
LAW OF SCARCITY: If you can't handle what you have, double it.
"It is unnatural and impossible for a person or team of people to fail unless they truly want to fail."
There is nothing in the physical universe that is remotely similar in importance to the ability to be fully yourself
"Good and Evil are a matter of viewpoint"
"There is nothing good nor bad but thinking makes it so"
LAW:"What you are reacting to (complaining or moaning about, the victim or effect of) is what you are secretly, compulsively doing yourself."
"THE LAW OF POWER: If you don't use it to make the game better, then the game will be to get you and dis-empower you."
"Once you have tasted the secrets, you will have a strong desire to understand them."
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
"He who angers you conquers you."
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable."
"What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever."
The first basic ingredient of leadership is a guiding vision. The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do — professionally and personally — and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
All men naturally desire knowledge.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave
Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought
Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Ignorance is the mother of devotion
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do
"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on
We find comfort among those who agree with us; growth among those who don'
Reality is subordinate to perception
REALITY is made by agreement. Agreement is created when two or more similar or identical images are projected and fused. The more similar or identical images that are fused from more sources, the more solid the agreement and the more real the reality. Reality is not truth. The more solid the reality, the more untruth it contains.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow
If you never change your mind, why have one?
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance
The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education
The important thing is not to stop questioning
People only see what they are prepared to see
CASE: Your case is your collection of wrong answers to life. (Zones Book, Volume 1)
I want to know the thoughts of God. Everything else is just details
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
If Moses had used consensus management or had taken a poll - he would never have discovered Egypt!
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain,
Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it
It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way, that is not easy.
The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.