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  1. 1. 1001 guru thoughts www.gurutropolis.com
  2. 2. Free Resell and Redistribution Rights to This Ebook! Congratulations!! You now own the reprint and redistribution rights to this ebook, 1001 Guru Thoughts. By owning the rights you can reprint, resell or redistribute this ebook for any price you’d like, and you keep 100% of the profits! Or, you can use the ebook as a free bonus and give it away; it’s your choice. The only restriction is that you cannot modify in any way (that’s it). www.gurutropolis.com Your source for the world’s greatest teachers, training, and tools dedicated to your growth and personal development. 1001 guru thoughts
  3. 3. Copyright 2009 Gurutropolis Corporation www.gurutropolis.com Welcome to Gurutropolis, and thank-you for requesting your own copy of our ebook 1001 Guru Thoughts. A regular practice in our Gurutropolis culture is to share some of our favourite quotes with each other. This has become a regular feature in each of our meetings, and always sets the tone for positive, enlightening, and inspiring discussion. Quote #858 in our book nicely sums up the benefits we see in maintaining this practice: “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.” Marlene Dietrich. And we also think you’ll agree with this statement by Galileo Galilei, “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” (Quote #24) That is why we feel there is so much value in sharing this collection of quotes from the ages, to inspire you to Find Your Inner Guru. Enjoy this compilation as part of your spiritual journey. Allow it to inspire you to think grander thoughts, and achieve higher goals and dreams. With much love, gratitude and respect, The Gurutropolis Team 1001 guru thoughts
  4. 4. When the student is ready, the master appears. Buddhist Proverb 2 We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. Carl Jung 3 Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. Albert Schweitzer 4 In the faces of men and women, I see God. Walt Whitman 5 In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty ... in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. Deepak Chopra 6 The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. Kahlil Gibran 7 Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen Covey 8 You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on. Heraclitus 9 We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities. Rudyard Kipling 0 It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. William of Occam Take a rest. A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. Ovid 2 Every time we leave home and go to another place, we open up the possibility of having something wonderful happen to us. Joseph Dispenza 3 If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do. Origin Unknown 4 Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were. Richard Paul Evans 5 Don’t squander the gift of extra time by spending it on something that’s not really important. Commit yourself to spending every minute of it on the goal you want to accomplish. Michael Masterson www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts
  5. 5. 6 Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti 7 Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury 8 You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. Napoleon Hill 9 Life moves forward in one direction only, and each day we are faced with an actual set of circumstances, not with what might have been, not with what we might have done, but with what is, and with where we are now, and from this point we must proceed; not from where we were, not from where we wish we were, but from where we are. Richard L. Evans 20 Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. John Keywood 2 Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napolean Bonaparte 22 I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr. 23 Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller 24 You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei 25 Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Origin Unknown 26 In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life - it goes on. Robert Frost 27 Be here now. Ram Dass 28 The key to success is to create a vision of who you want to be, and then picture it as if it has already happened. Arnold Schwarzenegger 29 The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 2
  6. 6. 30 The only difference between a thought and physical reality is time, passion, and physical activity. Peter McWilliams 3 Arrange whatever pieces come your way. Virginia Woolf 32 Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. Christian Furchtegott Gellert 33 Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Dr. Robert Anthony 34 We are, each of us, angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other. Luciano Decrescenzo 35 Yes, even as you read this the universe is plotting to make you utterly happy, healthy and successful, and there isn’t a thing you can do about it. Steve Bhaerman 36 Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw 37 It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson 38 We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. C. Malesherbes 39 Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon 40 Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, “I can’t afford it,” your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, “I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.” Dr. Joseph Murphy 4 Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. Wayne Dyer 42 Listen a hundred times. Ponder a thousand times. Speak once. Origin Unknown 43 Ignore the rules. There are no rules. There are no regulations. You get out and you do what you need to do because you believe in what you’re doing. John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) 44 Most people give up when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touch down. H. Ross Perot www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 3
  7. 7. 45 You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. Jim Rohn 46 Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewig 47 When anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul high that the offense cannot reach me. Rene Descartes 48 Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your dreams. Origin Unknown 49 I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. Anne Frank 50 The past does not equal the future. Anthony Robbins 5 There is no security on this Earth, there is only opportunity. General Douglas MacArthur 52 Smile! And the world will smile with you! Origin Unknown 53 There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana 54 When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. Barbara Winter 55 Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw 56 A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill 57 Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called Present. Origin Unknown 58 Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain 59 Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 4
  8. 8. 60 It is in the everyday and the commonplace that we learn patience, acceptance, and contentment. Richard J. Foster 6 Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia 62 Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Goethe 63 If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau 64 The key to motivation is motive. Stephen Covey 65 Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves. Nisargadatta Maharaj 66 A man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing and doing it very well, never loses his self respect. George Bernard Shaw 67 Be governed by your internal compass, not by some clock on the wall. Stephen Covey 68 How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak - because some day you will have been all of these. George W. Carver 69 Change can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing. Bart Conner 70 We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. Marian Wright Edelman 7 Learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. Charles Kettering 72 To know and not to do is not yet to know. Zen Saying 73 To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can. Og Mandino www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 5
  9. 9. 74 Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life. John F. Kennedy 75 We are new every day. Irene Claremont de Castillego 76 The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu 77 I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt 78 Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford 79 There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. Louis L’Amour 80 Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come. Greer Garson 8 Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Anderson 82 I look back on my life like a good day’s work; it is done and I am satisfied with it. Grandma Moses 83 We need only provide the spark to light the Universe’s fire; to hoist up our sails so that they can be filled with its magical winds. Mike Dooley 84 The cure for a life of emptiness is a life of gratitude. Raymond Aaron 85 Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins 86 Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. Will Rogers 87 Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements. Werner Erhard 88 The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 6
  10. 10. 89 Whenever you find yourself anxious or upset about a business or personal situation, it will be remarkably helpful to think about a reality of life that seems to escape people who are under stress: Things change! Robert Ringer 90 The easiest way to become something special is also the fastest. Just start doing it. Don’t wait for the “right” time. Don’t worry about not being qualified. And don’t worry about getting paid for it. Just start doing it. Michael Masterson 91 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank 92 Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr. 93 Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. Brian Tracy 94 If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie 95 There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. Roger Staubach 96 The true measure of success is revealed only by looking at the obstacles that an individual had to overcome to achieve their goals. Bill Phillips 9 If you take something that is spinning and give it a point, it becomes a drill. Cat Shrier 98 The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you. Norman Vincent Peale 99 One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength, which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer 100 Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen R. Covey 101 It’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it that makes the difference. W. Mitchell 102 You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore. Origin Unknown 103 I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts
  11. 11. 89 Whenever you find yourself anxious or upset about a business or personal situation, it will be remarkably helpful to think about a reality of life that seems to escape people who are under stress: Things change! Robert Ringer 90 The easiest way to become something special is also the fastest. Just start doing it. Don’t wait for the “right” time. Don’t worry about not being qualified. And don’t worry about getting paid for it. Just start doing it. Michael Masterson 91 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank 92 Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr. 93 Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. Brian Tracy 94 If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie 95 There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. Roger Staubach 96 The true measure of success is revealed only by looking at the obstacles that an individual had to overcome to achieve their goals. Bill Phillips 9 If you take something that is spinning and give it a point, it becomes a drill. Cat Shrier 98 The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you. Norman Vincent Peale 99 One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength, which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer 100 Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen R. Covey 101 It’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it that makes the difference. W. Mitchell 102 You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore. Origin Unknown 103 I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts
  12. 12. 104 You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar 105 Love is a bird, she needs to fly. Madonna 106 The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one. Elbert Hubbard 107 If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou 10 People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 109 Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin 110 It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin 111 People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou 112 Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein 113 You can do what you want to do. David Thomas 114 The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker 115 The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr. 116 Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson 117 Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan 11 God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Serenity Prayer 119 You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’ George Bernard Shaw www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts
  13. 13. 20 The creative mechanism within you is impersonal. It will work automatically and impersonally to achieve goals which you yourself set for it. Present it with success goals, and it functions as a success mechanism. Present it with negative goals, and it operates just as impersonally and just as faithfully as a failure mechanism. Dr. Maxwell Maltz 2 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7 22 You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. Barbara Sher 23 The sage does not hoard, and thereby bestows. The more he lives for others, the greater his life. The more he gives to others, the greater his abundance. Lao Tzu 24 The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts ... take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius 25 When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turn to music ... and what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth ... Kahlil Gibran 26 Only as we connect with our conscience can we create the fire within. Stephen Covey 27 Live in the present, allow the flow of the universe to deliver your dreams and enjoy the ride. Austin Beasley 28 A peacock who sits on his tail is just another turkey. Origin Unknown 29 Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. Henry Van Dyke 30 Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgement difficult. Hypocrites 3 Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 9
  14. 14. 32 Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker 33 Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. Epictetus 34 To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Robert Louis Stevenson 35 Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes a goal. Pamela Vaull Starr 36 It’s much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going. Marshall Thurber 37 Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap an eternal destiny. David O. McKay 38 There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living. David Starr Jordan 39 The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. Colin Wilson 40 Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell 4 What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike 42 When someone does something good, applaud! You’ll make two people happy. Samuel Goldwyn 43 Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha 44 Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open. Alexander Graham Bell 45 Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you. William H. Danforth 46 Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 47 I will not “should” myself today. Origin Unknown www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 0
  15. 15. 48 When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work toward a definite objective or purpose, they place themselves in a position, through the alliance, to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence. Napoleon Hill 49 Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis 50 Nature gives all, without reservation, and loses nothing; man or woman, grasping all, loses everything. James Allen 5 The value of humour is almost a ‘no brainer’ when you think about it. It can help you get out of a tough spot... Reduce tension... And put you in a more relaxed frame of mind. Simply put, when you learn to lighten up, the achievement of almost any goal will go more smoothly. Robert L. Cox 52 It’s never too late to be who you might have been. George Eliot 53 If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow. Mario Andretti 54 As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. Marian Anderson 55 No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes. William E. Gladstone 56 Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein 57 I do not know what the future holds, but I do know who holds the future. Origin Unknown 58 I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendel Holmes, Sr. 59 Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. Origin Unknown 60 If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can`t buy. Origin Unknown 6 Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden 62 Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn Vos Savant www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts
  16. 16. 63 How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard 64 Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be. Abraham Lincoln 65 Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw 66 Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy 67 Do what you love and the money will follow. Marsha Sinetar 68 The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke 69 The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda 70 Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. Amelia Earhart 7 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge 72 He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. Origin Unknown 73 Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln 74 Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda 75 Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others. ... No one’s education is ever complete. Sir John Templeton 76 Masters see their creations before they are created. Dr. Dennis R. Deaton 77 The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 2
  17. 17. 78 Inspiration leads to motivation; it is your spirits desire to grow and evolve. Robert Gregoire 79 Any path is only a path, and there is no affront to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Carlos Castaneda 80 An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing. Lao Tzu 8 The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. Ralph W. Sockman 82 When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. Anatole France 83 Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound. Herman Melville 84 So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson 85 One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide 86 A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein 87 You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now! Joan Baez 88 I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary condition. Mike Todd 89 We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors. Norman Vincent Peale 90 Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. William Hazlitt 9 To be free, to be happy and fruitful, can only be attained through sacrifice of many common but overestimated things. Robert Henri 92 Genius is only a superior power of seeing. John Ruskin 93 Named must your fear be before banish it you can. Yoda from Star Wars www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 3
  18. 18. 94 May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil the enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. Richard L. Evans 95 The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. Origin Unknown 96 Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway 97 Make your recovery the first priority in your life. Robin Norwood 98 Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after another. Walter Elliot 99 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller 200 Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. Nelson Mandella 20 There is only one journey: going inside yourself. Rainer Maria Rilke 202 Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road. Dag Hammarskjold 203 Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso 204 You must begin to understand, therefore, that the present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking. If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in the physical world, you must change your thoughts, and you must change them IMMEDIATELY. Bob Proctor 205 Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey 206 Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie 207 To keep the body in good health is a duty... Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha 208 Everyone can have a balanced life. You just need to want it... And act to achieve it. MaryEllen Tribby www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 4
  19. 19. 209 You’ve got to ask. Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful and neglected secret to success and happiness. Percy Ross 20 We come this way once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. Bob Proctor 2 To fly as fast as thought, to be anywhere there is, you must first begin by knowing that you have already arrived. Richard Bach 22 You can’t be poor enough to help the poor. Eva Gregory 23 If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. Dale Carnegie 24 Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin 25 Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Origin Unknown 26 Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin 27 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. Margaret Thatcher 28 The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. John F. Kennedy 29 I plant, nurture and bring light to trees that I don’t expect to stand under. Jill Fischer 220 There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Logan Pearsall Smith 22 It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard 222 Your attitude determines your altitude. Zig Ziglar 223 Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. Dan Stanford www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 5
  20. 20. 224 Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius 225 Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley 226 Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith 227 Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. Albert Einstein 228 Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. Publilius Syrus 229 Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. Confucius 230 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Origin Unknown 23 The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. Ralph Waldo Emerson 232 There is good and bad surrounding me in this world, I choose to embrace the good. Rod Berting 233 Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean 234 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. W.C. Fields 235 This above all, to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare 236 Hope springs eternal. Alexander Pope 237 You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. Ziggy 238 Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers 239 It has been said that [the] picturing power of the mind is the greatest gift that God has ever given to man. It has the ability to construct images of success before the actual experiences are born. It can paint pictures that will fire our wills and exalt our spirits. This ability to travel ahead of our own success can draw us on with the greatest pleasure towards the most worthwhile objectives. Sterling w. Sill www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 6
  21. 21. 240 Vision is the fundamental force that drives everything else in our lives. Stephen Covey 24 If you knew everything was really all right, and that it has a happy ending, you would not feel trepidations about your future. Abraham-Hicks 242 God does not command that we do great things, only little things with great love. Mother Teresa 243 Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment ... intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us. Deepak Chopra 244 A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius 245 Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. Storm Jameson 246 There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. Rainer Maria Rilke 247 Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. Thomas Fuller 248 I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk. Oprah Winfrey 249 If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year. Today should always be our most wonderful day. Thomas Dreier 250 Failure is often the line of least persistence. Zig Ziglar 25 Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Dale Carnegie 252 There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. Samuel Johnson 253 Only those who are asleep make no mistakes. Ingvar Kamprad 254 There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. Ralph Waldo Emerson www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 7
  22. 22. 255 Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction [can] we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions 256 The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santayana 257 If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse 258 Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant 259 Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don’t do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill. Jacob M. Braude 260 She said she usually cried at least once each day, not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful … and life was so short. Brian Andress 26 Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. Vince Lombardi 262 When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. Dr. Wayne Dyer 263 What you would do willingly for free is the only thing you should ever do for money. Raymond Aaron 264 There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. Mother Teresa 265 Try as you might, you can’t control the things that happen to you. You can only control your reaction to them. Michael Masterson 266 If you are distressed by anything internal, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to the view you have of that thing. How you view anything is a power you can revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius 267 Every day, we are given dozens of choices - from which foods to eat to which parts of a newspaper to read to which words to say in any given conversation. Many of those choices seem to be insignificant, but when you string them all together they determine the quality of our lives. Michael Masterson www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 8
  23. 23. 268 What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. John Ruskin 269 If a man for whatever reason has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. Jacques-Yves Cousteau 270 I’ve always been the opposite of a paranoid. I operate as if everyone is part of a plot to enhance my well being. Stan Dale 27 Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Richard Bach 272 Being alive is a joy and a privilege. Life flows easier when you greet each new day with a smile. Thuy Vu 273 A true handicap is what we don’t do with what we have, not what we can’t do with what we don’t have. Christopher Brewer 274 Never let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. Origin Unknown 275 What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 276 Every man dies. Not every man truly lives. Braveheart (Movie) 277 We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru 278 No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. Helen Keller 279 Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln 280 If not us, who, if not now, when? Origin Unknown 28 Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau 282 People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 9
  24. 24. 283 Tough times never last but tough people do. Robert Schuller 284 The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr. 285 It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well. Rene Descartes 286 You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford 287 Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt 288 When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark; you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Corrie Ten Boom 289 Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count. Dr. Robert Anthony 290 Live well ... Laugh often ... Love much. Origin Unknown 29 The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot 292 What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry David Thoreau 293 Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers 294 Love conquers all. Virgil 295 The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William A. Ward 296 Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese 297 He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. Victor Hugo 298 Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein 299 If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail. Winston Churchill www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 20
  25. 25. 300 Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw 30 Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. Kahlil Gibran 302 If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. Thomas J. Watson 303 The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have. Leonard Nimoy 304 Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purpose. Kenneth Hildebrand 305 Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle 306 Doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better. Charles J. Givens 307 Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas Edison 308 Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Souza 309 Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. Ty Boyd 30 It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains. Thomas H. Huxley 3 Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde 32 No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness. Harry Emerson Fosdick 33 We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us. Marcel Proust 34 The only urgent thing is that we make a beginning and keep trying. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions 35 Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. Sheerin www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 2
  26. 26. 36 Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle 37 I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. Jonathan Winters 38 Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt 39 Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows. Ben Stein 320 Find something to do that really inspires you, that keeps you up at night, that you simply love to do. Michael Masterson 32 Maybe you made a mistake that’s been haunting you. Or you never got around to that “thank you”. So you have a choice. A lifetime of nagging regret (if it’s lasted this long, it ain’t going away) - or taking a moment now to deal with it. Charlie Byrne 322 If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances. Alberto Salazar 323 All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. Wayne Dyer 324 You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming. Jim Rohn 325 You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you’d rather be. Dexter Yager 326 Success comes in cans; failure comes in cants. Origin Unknown 327 Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Origin Unknown 328 A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab 329 If we all did all the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison 330 Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller 33 If we don`t change, we don`t grow. If we don`t grow, we aren`t really living. Gail Sheehy www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 22
  27. 27. 332 Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Sir Winston Churchill 333 Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke 334 Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. James F. Bymes 335 Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson 336 Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time. Thomas Edison 337 The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts 338 Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Origin Unknown 339 The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. E.E. Cummings 340 Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves; for they shall never cease to be amused. Origin Unknown 34 Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Les Brown 342 Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison 343 People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. John C. Maxwellzz 344 The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. Vince Lombardi 345 Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching. Satchel Paige 346 We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Churchill 347 Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Albert Einstein www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 23
  28. 28. 348 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Mark Twain 349 If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney 350 Peace is essentially a function of putting first things first. Stephen Covey 35 First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do. Epictetus 352 Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends, the ego and the self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment. The Mundaka Upanishad 353 If you are willing to admit faults, you have one less fault to admit. Origin Unknown 354 One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. William Feather 355 Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. H.L. Hunt 356 I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it. Abraham Lincoln 357 Every problem has within it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale 358 Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances; it was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson 359 A holiday is like recharging your car battery. If you set up the connections wrong, no energy goes into the battery. If you do it right, you return at full charge and your brain is able to work the way it was designed to. Gord Johansen 360 If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. Frank Wilczek www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 24
  29. 29. 36 As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Ralph Waldo Emerson 362 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein 363 A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Father James Keller 364 As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world... as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi 365 To accomplish great things, we must not only dream, but act. Bill Blackman 366 It is no use waiting for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out. Belgian Proverb 367 You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star. Jean Church 368 If I am through learning, I am through. John Wooden 369 There are two types of people - anchors and motors. You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because the motors are going somewhere and they’re having more fun. The anchors will just drag you down. Wyland 370 Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. Anthony Robbins 37 How do you know if your mission in life is finished? If you’re still alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach 372 Obstacles are like wild animals... They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. Orison Swett Marden www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 25
  30. 30. 373 Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Anthony Robbins 374 They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol 375 What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau 376 Never give up on your dream... Perseverance is all important. If you don’t have the desire and the belief in yourself to keep trying after you’ve been told you should quit, you’ll never make it. Tawni O’Dell 377 If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. Jonathan Winters 378 Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill 379 The heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 380 How poor we truly are when we measure wealth in monetary terms; overlooking the true value of ourselves and those we love. Kelly Comeau 38 The road to success is always under construction and full of detours. Enjoy the ride. Origin Unknown 382 Be a good listener, opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Origin Unknown 383 I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. Margaret Thatcher 384 Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson 385 When God closes a door, he opens a window. Origin Unknown 386 We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 387 Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. Marion Wright Edelman www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 26
  31. 31. 388 Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. Vince Lombardi 389 You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahlil Gibran 390 In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln 39 Better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt 392 The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock 393 Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Origin Unknown 394 Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you’ll help them to become what they are capable of becoming. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 395 Never give in, never give in - never, never, never. Sir Winston Churchill 396 The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi 397 Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. Thomas Dewar 398 To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun. Katherine Graham 399 You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach 400 Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain 40 Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 402 If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Henry David Thoreau 403 Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Bible www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 27
  32. 32. 404 Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa 405 Men give me credit for genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night, it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then ... people are pleased to call [the effort that I made] the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labour and thought. Alexander Hamilton 406 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 407 Be happy with what you have while pursuing what you want. The key to happiness is not more. Jim Rohn 408 We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Elliot 409 Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character; and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without. John S. Mill 40 What you alone can contribute, no one else can contribute. Stephen Covey 4 In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh 42 Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible. Marcel Proust 43 After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. Italian Proverb 44 Chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur 45 Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 46 Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow... Lawrence Clark Powell 47 When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Helen Keller www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 28
  33. 33. 48 You will always gravitate to that which you secretly most love. Men do not attain that which they want but that which they are. James Allen 49 For an idea which, at first, does not seem absurd, there is no hope. Albert Einstein 420 We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life. Edwin Markham 42 This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection. Saint Augustine 422 The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw 423 Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 424 We can neither think nor act to good purpose until the habit of self-restraint has become automatic. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions 425 Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi 426 When you’re ‘happy for no reason,’ you bring happiness to your everyday experiences rather than try to extract happiness from them. It’s not that your life always looks perfect - it’s that however it looks, you’ll still be happy. Marci Shimoff 427 A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions 428 Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret B. Runbeck 429 Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 29
  34. 34. 430 The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him - and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. J. Paul Getty 43 There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein 432 I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities. Bob Nardelli 433 The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. Benjamin Mays 434 One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie 435 If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader. Dolly Parton 436 There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty. Wallace D. Wattles 437 You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards. Brian Tracy 438 I am happy and content because I think I am. Atain-Rene Lesage 439 You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau 440 We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction. Chuck Gallozzi www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 30
  35. 35. 44 For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a road block, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash 442 Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross M.D. 443 Create your future from your future, not your past. Werner Erhard 444 Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want. Bernard M. Baruch 445 Everyone has a defining moment. Either you define the moment or the moment will define you. Origin Unknown 446 Use the stumbling blocks of life as stepping stones to success. Origin Unknown 447 If you must make a mistake, at least make a new one. Origin Unknown 448 If a man is called to be a streetscaper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetscaper who did his job well. Martin Luther King, Jr. 449 Every day in every way I am getting better and better. Origin Unknown 450 Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don`t quit. Conrad Hilton 45 Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. William Yeats 452 Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Mahatma Gandhi 453 Success leaves clues. Jim Rohn 454 When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell 455 And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 3
  36. 36. 456 You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Dale Carnegie 457 The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton 458 What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock 459 When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Charles A. Beard 460 If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow 46 Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia 462 There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt 463 Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Frank Outlaw 464 Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. Richard Bach 465 Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller 466 You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt 467 The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves. Stephen Covey 468 He who hesitates is lost. Proverb 469 There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit. Robert Woodruff 470 A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 32
  37. 37. 47 Every mess is a lock on the door that keeps abundance out. Raymond Aaron 472 Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Origin Unknown 473 The best is yet to be. Robert Browning 474 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37 475 Quality of life depends on what happens between stimulus and response. Stephen Covey 476 Nothing is, unless our thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare 477 There is just one life for each of us: our own. Euripides 478 Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind ... what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. Deepak Chopra 479 Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin 480 If you don’t want to feel great about what’s going on, you can always choose to feel great in spite of what’s going on. Ralph Marston 48 Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke 482 We make our fortunes, and we call them fate. Earl of Beaconsfield 483 Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you. Stewart E. White 484 Fail often. Fail fast. Fail Cheap. Jim Estill 485 To win you have to risk loss. Jean-Claude Killy 486 You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. Barbara Sher 487 We are unlimited beings. We have no ceiling. The capabilities and the talents and the gifts and the power that is within every single individual that is on this planet, is unlimited. Michael Beckwith www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 33
  38. 38. 488 Genius is the ability to simplify those things we perceive as complicated. C. W. Gran 489 I can give you a six word formula for success: think things through - then follow through. Eddie Rickenbacker 490 Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. Ann Landers 49 Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas. Paula Poundstone 492 If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. Chinese Proverb 493 Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. Robert J. Sawyer 494 There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. Peyton Cornway March 495 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. Philo of Alexandria 496 Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well. Jim Rohn 497 Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Saint Francis 498 I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. Oprah Winfrey 499 Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. Ayn Rand 500 Nothing changes until you do. Origin Unknown 50 One of the most important truths about success is that it is a formula: 10 percent good ideas and 90 percent action. Michael Masterson www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 34
  39. 39. 502 As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. Isabelle Holland 503 All the resources we need are in the mind. Theodore Roosevelt 504 The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it with no purpose. Plutarch 505 Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti 506 You have a divine right to abundance, and if you are anything less than a millionaire, you haven’t had your fair share. Stuart Wilde 507 A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. John Henry Newman 508 Happiness in life comes not from idleness but from working. Not working at a job you hate, but working at tasks you care about. Michael Masterson 509 Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping- stones to greater experience... When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to, to balance. Brian Adams 50 If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all. Michelangelo 5 The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. Ben Stein 52 It is better to wear out than to rust out. Richard Cumberland 53 You can’t change the wind, you can however adjust your sails. Origin Unknown 54 If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet. Annot L. Sheppard 55 It’s much better to prepare and not have the opportunity than to have the opportunity and not be prepared. Origin Unknown 56 The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 35
  40. 40. 57 Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deeper thanks to those who have rekindled this light. Albert Schweitzer 58 Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers 59 You don`t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr. 520 Great oaks from little acorns grow. Proverb 52 The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln 522 The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi 523 The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Albert Einstein 524 It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved. Alfred Lord Tennyson 525 To succeed ... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett 526 The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates 527 Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. Origin Unknown 528 To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France 529 As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela 530 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden 53 I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley 532 Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allen Poe www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 36
  41. 41. 533 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller 534 No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt 535 [The] moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed could come his way. Goethe 536 All thoughts which have been emotionalized [given feeling] and mixed with faith, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart. Napoleon Hill 537 When we change the models in our mind, we change the results in our life. Mark Victor Hansen 538 If we know how to listen to our own hearts, we can listen to the hearts of others. Stephen Covey 539 I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all. Ralph Waldo Emerson 540 Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Robert Fulghum 54 Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible. Jane Rubietta 542 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. George Carlin 543 The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once. Samuel Smiles 544 The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. Lily Tomlin 545 All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. Niccolo Machiavelli www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 37
  42. 42. 546 Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine 547 Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning - one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be. Oprah Winfrey 548 Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone 549 Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. Swedish Proverb 550 It’s easy to be negative and unmotivated, but it takes some work to be positive and motivated. While there’s no off button for those relentless “tapes,” there are things that you can do to turn down the volume and shift your focus from negative to the positive. Donna Cardillo R.N. 55 If you spend your life improving your weaknesses, at the end of your life you will have many strong weaknesses. Dan Sullivan 552 Never promise more than you can perform. Publilius Syrus 553 Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. Lyndon b. Johnson 554 Be honest. Be sincere. Be genuine. With yourself and with everybody else, as often and as much as you can. Nothing else you’ll resolve to do could make a bigger difference. John Forde 555 Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick Wilcox 556 You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner. Venus Williams 557 The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life. Charles M. Schwab 558 What you think and what you feel and what you manifest is always a match. Every single time. No exception. Esther Hicks-Abraham 559 If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle 560 Seek first to understand, then be understood. Stephen Covey www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 38
  43. 43. 56 Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier 562 I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson 563 You only get out what you put in. Origin Unknown 564 What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Robert Schuller 565 You are what you think you are. Bob Richards 566 There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there. Indira Gandhi 567 The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin 568 Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison 569 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt 570 A life lived in fear is a life half lived. Proverb 57 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Marianne Williamson 572 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost 573 Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes 574 Most things which are urgent are not important, and most things which are important are not urgent. President Dwight Eisenhower 575 People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie 576 Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. Cicero www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 39
  44. 44. 577 Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom ... our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves. Swami Vivekananda 578 Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke 579 Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. H. Jackson Browne 580 The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it. Johnette Napolitano 58 If you want to get to the top, you must first get off your bottom. Khow Wong 582 The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive. Thich Nhat Hanh 583 Life is too short to be small. Benjamin Disraeli 584 A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. Mohammed 585 The purpose of human life is to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer 586 Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands - a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world. Sidney Lovett 587 Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner 588 Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash 589 All meaning is self-created. Virginia Satir 590 You can achieve anything you want in life, as long as you don’t care who gets the credit. U.S. President Ronald Reagan www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 40
  45. 45. 59 Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious data base outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This data base is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part. Michael J. Gelb 592 The mind is like an elastic band; once stretched by a new idea, it never regains its original dimension. Oliver Wendell Holmes 593 It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. John Wooden 594 The secret to success is action, not attitude. It doesn’t matter what your attitude is. What matters is what you do with your time. If you do the right things you will be successful regardless of your emotional condition or mental attitude. If you do the wrong things, no amount of positive thinking will save you. Michael Masterson 595 Fall down seven times, get up eight times. Japanese Proverb 596 Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. Charles F. Kettering 597 If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. Robert Fritz 598 Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy. Kahlil Gibran 599 How will you know the taste of victory if you don’t take the risk? Origin Unknown 600 Leave everything a little better than you found it. Origin Unknown 60 Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi 602 Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other’s think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible. Origin Unknown 603 You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi 604 Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end. Origin Unknown www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 4
  46. 46. 605 If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William A. Ward 606 We will either find a way or make one. Hannibal 607 Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes 608 You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan 609 Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill 60 The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. Vince Lombardi 6 Thoughts become things. Mike Dooley 62 To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Origin Unknown 63 Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell 64 I think therefore I am. Rene Descartes 65 I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean 66 You alter your destiny by altering your thoughts. Dr. Dennis R. Deaton 67 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 68 There is so much we can render service, to make a difference in the world - no matter how large or how small our circle of influence. Stephen Covey 69 In the beginning there was desire, which was the first seed of mind; sages, having meditated in their hearts, have discovered by their wisdom the connection of the existent with the non-existent. Hymn of Creation, The Rig Veda www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 42
  47. 47. 620 You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 62 Kiss your life. Accept it, just as it is. Today. Now. So that those moments of happiness you’re waiting for don’t pass you by. Origin Unknown 622 Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. La Bruyere 623 Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal. George L. Morrisey 624 Intellectual growth should begin at growth and cease only at death. Albert Einstein 625 The first person gets the oyster, the second person gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie 626 The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them. Joseph Henry 627 Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them. Bill Cosby 628 “I can’t do it” never accomplished anything. “I will try” has performed wonders. George P. Burnham 629 There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. Ken Blanchard 630 It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing. Rosemarie Rossetti 63 We are NOT sentient, self-respecting, intelligent creatures. We only tell ourselves that we are. The truth is, we are driven by emotion. We only use our thinking brain to rationalize those emotional decisions after they’re made. Clayton Makepeace 632 It’s not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Paul “Bear” Bryant www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 43
  48. 48. 633 If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don’t have enough goals. Lou Holtz 634 Experience gives you the test first, the lesson after. Origin Unknown 635 The harder you fall the higher you bounce. Horace 636 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. Danny Kaye 637 Change comes from within. Origin Unknown 638 Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. St. Francis of De Sales 639 In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein 640 Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about. Dr John F Demartini 64 It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson 642 To see a world in a grain of sand. And heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand. And eternity in an hour. William Blake 643 The source of all creation is pure consciousness ... pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that our true self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe. Deepak Chopra 644 Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle 645 Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic. The Zurich Axioms 646 A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau www.gurutropolis.com 1001 guru thoughts 44