Psychology's Greatest Thoughts (Top 20)

The self-image we harbor is the key to
the success or failure of our most
cherished plans and aspirations.
~Maxwell Maltz
All that a man achieves, and all that
he fails to achieve, is the direct
result of his own thoughts.
~James Allen
Deep within man dwell those slumbering
powers; powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life
if aroused and put into action.
~Orison Swett Marden
A man like me cannot live without a
hobby-horse, a consuming passion
in Schiller's words, a tyrant. I have
found my tyrant, and in his service I
know no limits. My tyrant is psychology.
~Sigmund Freud
No barriers, no masses of matter,
however enormous, can withstand the
powers of the mind. The remotest
corners yield to them: all things succumb,
the very heaven itself is laid open.
The lively power of his mind prevailed
and forth he marched far beyond the
heavens as he traversed the immeasurable
universe in thought and imagination.
Every thought that you send out is
a vibration which never perishes.
It goes on vibrating every particle of
the universe; and if your thoughts are
noble, holy, and forcible, they set in
vibration every sympathetic mind.
~Swami Sivananda
If one advances confidently in the direction
of his dreams, and endeavors to live the
life he has imagined, he will meet with
a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau
Never in my life have I experienced
utter despair—Something in me has
always been convinced that I am a
child of great destiny, that I have
a star; that I am led on by it toward
great fulfillment.
~Jean Toomer
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.
~Napoleon Hill
Those who cannot tell what they desire
or expect, still sigh and struggle with
indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your visual images become your reality. 
They intensify your desires and deepen
your beliefs. They increase your
willpower and build your persistence.
They are enormously powerful.
~Brian Tracy
Austere perseverance, harsh and continuous,
may be employed by the smallest of us
and rarely fails its purpose, for its silent
power grows irresistibly greater with time.
Think and feel yourself there!
To achieve any aim in life,
you need to project the end result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction,
the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling
will bring the desired goal into view.
~Grace Speare
You can have anything you want
if you want it desperately enough.
You must want it with an exuberance
that erupts through the skin and joins
the energy that created the world.
~Sheila Graham
Concentrate all your thoughts on the great
desire in your life. This concentration must
be continuous, unceasing---every minute;
every hour; every day; every week.
~Charles E. Popplestone
Believe in yourself. Have faith in
your abilities! Without a humble
but reasonable confidence in
your own powers, you cannot
be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale
You must intensify and render
continuous by repeatedly presenting
with suggestive ideas and mental
pictures of the feast of good things,
and the flowing fountain, which
awaits the successful achievement
or attainment of the desires.
~Robert Collier
Put vim, force, vitality into every
movement of your body. Let your
very atmosphere be that of one who
is determined to stand for something
and to be somebody....Dare to step out
of the crowd and blaze your own path.
~Orison Swett Marden
I can tell you from my own experience
that an ardent desire and fixed purpose
combined with an intense inner resolve
brings results. Determined concentrated
thought is a tremendous force....I am
convinced that this is a law and it holds
good in any line of endeavor.
~Richard Strauss

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