bjburke - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.]]> <![CDATA[Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.]]> <![CDATA[If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.]]> <![CDATA[Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.]]> <![CDATA[You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.]]> <![CDATA[The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.]]> <![CDATA[You have the courage and power to live your dreams.]]> <![CDATA[Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.]]> <![CDATA[When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.]]> <![CDATA[Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.]]> <![CDATA[There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.]]> <![CDATA[In dream consciousness we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.]]> <![CDATA[The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.]]> <![CDATA[It is easier to believe than to doubt.]]> <![CDATA[What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.]]> <![CDATA[I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.]]> <![CDATA[To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.]]> <![CDATA[If you think you can do it, you can.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind.]]> <![CDATA[In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.]]> <![CDATA[Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.]]> <![CDATA[We are what we believe we are]]> <![CDATA[Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.]]> <![CDATA[It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.]]> <![CDATA[If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.]]> <![CDATA[To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.]]> <![CDATA[Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success doesn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never -- yes, never -- sell yourself short.]]> <![CDATA[First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe, three times.]]> <![CDATA[Associate reverently, as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.]]> <![CDATA[We were born to succeed, not to fail.]]> <![CDATA[You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.]]> <![CDATA[You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.]]> <![CDATA[If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.]]> <![CDATA[They can because they think they can.]]> <![CDATA[Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult -- than small ideas and small plans.]]> <![CDATA[The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.]]> <![CDATA[I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one.]]> <![CDATA[Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.]]> <![CDATA[The very act of believing creates strength of its own.]]> <![CDATA[Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.]]> <![CDATA[Learn to think like a winner. Think positive and visualize your strengths.]]> <![CDATA[Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!]]> <![CDATA[Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.]]> <![CDATA[You have to think anyway, so why not think big?]]> <![CDATA[When you think something, you think in picture. You don't think a thought in words. You think a picture that expresses your thought. Working with this picture will produce it into your experience.]]> <![CDATA[Think success, don't think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, I'll win, not I'll probably lose. When you compete with someone else, think, I'm equal to the best, not I'm out-classed. When opportunity appears, think I can do it, never I can't. Let the master thought I-will-succeed dominate your thinking process. Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite. Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure.]]> <![CDATA[I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.]]> <![CDATA[We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.]]> <![CDATA[Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.]]> <![CDATA[We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.]]> <![CDATA[The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.]]> <![CDATA[Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.]]> <![CDATA[How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.]]> <![CDATA[You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot]]> <![CDATA[What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.]]> <![CDATA[If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won t. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.]]> <![CDATA[I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.]]> <![CDATA[To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.]]> <![CDATA[Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.]]> <![CDATA[The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.]]> <![CDATA[Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.]]> <![CDATA[If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.]]> <![CDATA[To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.]]> <![CDATA[The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.]]> <![CDATA[What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.]]> <![CDATA[Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.]]> <![CDATA[Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.]]> <![CDATA[It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.]]> <![CDATA[You can't ask for what you want unless you know what it is. A lot of people don't know what they want or they want much less than they deserve. First you have figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it.]]> <![CDATA[Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.]]> <![CDATA[A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.]]> <![CDATA[Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself.]]> <![CDATA[I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.]]> <![CDATA[Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.]]> <![CDATA[If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.]]> <![CDATA[For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.]]> <![CDATA[Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.]]> <![CDATA[Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it]]> <![CDATA[The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.]]> <![CDATA[You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!]]> <![CDATA[You'll see it when you believe it.]]> <![CDATA[I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.]]> <![CDATA[Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.]]> <![CDATA[Everything is possible for him who believes.]]> <![CDATA[Once you begin to believe there is help out there, you will know it to be true.]]> <![CDATA[If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace.]]> <![CDATA[Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.]]> <![CDATA[You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being -- not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money -- but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.]]> <![CDATA[Belief creates the actual fact.]]> <![CDATA[By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.]]> <![CDATA[What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.]]> <![CDATA[The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.]]> <![CDATA[Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.]]> <![CDATA[He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.]]> <![CDATA[We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.]]> <![CDATA[Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.]]> <![CDATA[I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.]]> <![CDATA[He made the world to be a grassy road before her wandering feet.]]> <![CDATA[Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.]]> <![CDATA[To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius.]]> <![CDATA[Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal.]]> <![CDATA[If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.]]> <![CDATA[Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.]]> <![CDATA[There is no remedy for love than to love more.]]> <![CDATA[You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.]]> <![CDATA[Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye and you will be drawn toward it. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be.]]> <![CDATA[Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?]]> <![CDATA[You have to believe in gods to see them.]]> <![CDATA[Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.]]> <![CDATA[If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.]]> <![CDATA[See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ.]]> <![CDATA[The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.]]> <![CDATA[Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.]]> <![CDATA[You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.]]> <![CDATA[First we have to believe, and then we believe.]]>