25 Inspirational Quotes From Great Personal Development AuthorsBy Joel Brown on January 23, 2014
There are a number of amazing personal development books out there, and among the 100′s of classics there are some great gems of wisdom. So we have researched some of the top personal development books and extracted the top personal development quotes that we found to be the most inspirational.
We hope you enjoy these amazing personal development quotes. Make sure you share them with your friends and family to spread a little inspiration into their lives also.
25 Inspirational Personal Development Quotes
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” - Viktor E Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
“Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.” – Seneca – Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” - Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” – Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching
“The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results.” - John Eliot – Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More
“There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all.” – Confucius – The Analects of Confucius
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson - Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.” – Russell Simmons – Do You!
“The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning “heart.” Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.” – Rollo May – The Courage to Create
“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” - Stephen R. Covey - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.” - Esther & Jerry Hicks – Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness
“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels” - Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” - Epictetus - Enchiridion
“So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.” – T Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it.” – Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” - Anaïs Nin - The Diary of Anais Nin
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” - Stephen Richards - Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” - André Gide - Autumn Leaves
“We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving.” – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
“Star performers start with a well-defined and concrete “impossible” goal they care deeply about and then they build a through-line that clearly connects here with there.” – Robert K Cooper – The Other 90%
“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” – James Allen – As a Man Thinketh
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