39 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Quotes I Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Quotes)How to stop worrying and start living book cover photo

Author – Dale Carnegie

Genre – Self- help Book

Published in – 1948

How to stop worrying and start living is one of the best book on beating worry habits and to live peaceful life. As much as principles, tactics in book are amazingly simple to follow, the book is also full of inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, lines and sentences that changes perspective and gives new way at looking and dealing with our situation.

Here are 39 quotes from the book

1. “About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten per cent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten per cent that are wrong and ignore the ninety per cent that are glorious”

2. “Whether in war or peace, the chief difference between good thinking and bad thinking is this: good thinking deals with causes and effects and leads to logical, constructive planning; bad thinking frequently leads to tension and nervous breakdowns”

3. “Let’s be content to live the only time we can live: from now until bedtime. “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. “Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means”

4. “Those who keep the peace of their inner selves in the midst of the tumult of the modern city are immune from nervous diseases. “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”

5. “Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too”

6. “The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God-learn to sleep well- Love good music-see the funny side of life- And health and happiness will be yours”

7. “The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and body are one and should not be treated separately” – Plato

8. “One of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys our ability to concentrate. When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision”

9. “The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence; and it makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool” – William Bolitho

10. “Happiness is not mostly pleasure; it is mostly victory. Yes, the victory that comes from a sense of achievement, of triumph, of turning our lemons into lemonades” -Harry Emerson Fosdick

11. “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who” – Rudyard Kipling

12. “If a man will devote his time to securing facts in an impartial, objective way, his worries will usually evaporate in the light of knowledge”

13. “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not” – William James

14. “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” -Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

15. “Concern means realizing what the problems are and calmly taking steps to meet them. Worrying means going around in maddening, futile circles”

16. “Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”

17. “For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none; If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it”

18. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second” – Logan Pearsall Smith

19. “A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.” And our opinion of what happens is entirely up to us” – Montaigne

20. “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will” – Epictetus

21. “Nobody is so miserable as he, who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind” – Angelo Patri

22. “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit” – Elbert Hubbard

23. “Worry is most apt to ride you ragged not when you are in action, but when the day’s work is done” – James L. Mursell

24. “Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage” – Andre Maurois

25. “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune” – William James

26. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Ask yourself: How do I KNOW this thing I am worrying about will really come to pass?”

27. “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not” – George Bernard Shaw

28. “If you have what seems to you insufficient, then you will be miserable even if you possess the world” – Seneca

29. “A mere man alone can easily be defeated, but a man alive with the power of God within him is invincible”

30. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven”

31. “To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it” – Confucius

32. “To know all is to understand all, and this leaves no room for judgment and condemnation” – Clarence Darrow

33. “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation. You do not find it among gross people” – Dr. Samuel Johnson

34. “Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour”

35. “Fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment”

36. “Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young” – Dr. Alexis Carrel

37 “Man is not made to understand life, but to live it” – George Santayana

38. “Everything changes except the law of change”

39. “Every day is a new life to a wise man”

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The Magic of Thinking Big Quotes – David J. Schwartz

Book – The Magic of Thinking Big (Quotes)the magic of thinking big book cover photo

Author – David J. Schwartz PhD

Genre – Self- Help

Originally Published – 1959

The book is full of useful insights and open up minds to great ideas. The book is equally filled with great quotes and one liners that will inspire you to take control of your life and start thinking big, and achieve big.

Here are my favorites quotes from the book.

1. “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present”

2. “Success is determined not so much by the size of one’s brain, as it is by the size of one’s thinking”

3. “All of us, more than we recognize, are products of the surrounding thinking. And much of this thinking is little, not big ”

4. “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so” – Shakespeare

5. “Believe, really believe, you can move a mountain, and you can. Not many people believe that they can move mountains. So, as a result, not many people do”

6. “Belief works this way. Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops”

7. “The how-to-do-it always comes to the person who believes he can do it”

8. “The “Okay-I’ll-give-it-a-try-but-I-don’t-think-it-will-work” attitude produces failures”

9. “Production in your thought factory is under the charge of two foremen, one of whom we will call Mr. Triumph and the other Mr. Defeat”

“Both Mr. Triumph and Mr. Defeat are intensely obedient. They snap to attention immediately. All you need do to signal either foreman is to give the slightest mental beck and call. If the signal is positive, Mr. Triumph will step forward and go to work. Likewise, a negative signal brings Mr. Defeat forward”

10. “The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time”

11. “One may (and let me emphasize the word may) get a little sympathy, but one doesn’t get respect and loyalty by being a chronic complainer”

12. “The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you may have ”

13. “It is more important to use your mind to think than to use it as a warehouse for facts”

14. “The ability to know how to get information is more important than using the mind as a garage for facts”

15. “Never underestimate your own intelligence, and never overestimate the intelligence of others”

16. “Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear”

17. “Doing what’s right keeps your conscience satisfied. And this builds self-confidence. When we do what is known to be wrong, two negative things happen. First, we feel guilt and this guilt eats away confidence. Second, other people sooner or later find out and lose confidence in us”

18. “Think big, we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images”

19. “All the successful public speakers have one thing in common: They have something to say and they feel a burning desire for other people to hear it”

20. “Before complaining or accusing or reprimanding someone or launching a counterattack in self- defense, ask yourself, “Is it really important?” In most cases, it isn’t and you avoid conflict”

21. “Don’t sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-deprecation. Concentrate on your assets. You’re better than you think you are”

22. “Use the big thinker’s vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise victory, hope, happiness, pleasure; avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat, and grief”

23. “Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people, and to yourself”

24. “Get the big view of your job. Think, really think your present job is important. That next promotion depends mostly on how you think toward your present job”

25. “Think above trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter, ask yourself, “Is it really important?”

26. “When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work for you to prove why. But when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you find the ways to do it”

27. “The successful person doesn’t ask, “Can I do it better?” He knows he can. So he phrases the question: “How can I do it better?”

28. “Capacity is a state of mind. How much we can do depends on how much we think we can do. When you really believe you can do more, your mind thinks creatively and shows you the way”

29. “Big people monopolize the listening. Small people monopolize the talking”

30. “Your appearance talks to you and it talks to others. Make certain it says, “Here is a person who has self-respect. He’s important. Treat him that way.”

31. “The body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed”

32. “People who tell you it cannot be done almost always are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accomplishment”

33. “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking”

34. “In at least nine cases out of ten, the “likability” factor is the first thing mentioned. And in an overwhelmingly large number of cases, the “likability” factor is given far more weight than the technical factor”

35. “Bear in mind that the longer you stay tuned to either Channel P (Positive) or Channel N (Negative), the more interested you become and the harder it is to switch channels. This is true because one thought, positive or negative, sets off a whole chain reaction of similar thought”

36. “The person who does the most talking and the person who is the most successful are rarely the same person”

37. “Action feeds and strengthens confidence; inaction in all forms feeds fear. To fight fear, act. To increase fear—wait, put off, postpone”

38. “Commit this question to memory and use it to evaluate everything you do: “Will this help take me where I want to go?” If the answer is no, back off; if yes, press ahead”

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From Poverty to Power James Allen Quotes

Book – From Poverty to Powerfrom poverty to power book cover photo

Author – James Allen

Genre – Classic Self- help Book

Published in – 1901

Whether you are searching for material success, inner peace, happiness or embarking spiritual journey. This book can be of great help. From poverty to power connects both world accomplishment and helps you conquer both by mastering self.

The published more than 100 years ago in 1901 is as relevant today, as it was at the time of its initial publishing. The book captures power of working on self really well and is full of great quotes and thought-provoking lines on life.

Here are greats quotes from the book.

1. “What you are, so is your world. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly”

2. “Every soul attracts its own, and nothing can come to it that does not belong to it”

3. “Whether one is fearful or fearless, foolish or wise, troubled or serene, within that soul lies the cause of its own state or states, and never without”

4. “Do you wish for kindness? Be kind. Do you ask for truth? Be true. What you give of yourself you find; Your world is a reflex of you”

5. “Every condition of life is, therefore, bound up in an orderly and harmonious sequence, and the secret and cause of every condition is contained within itself”

6. “The cause of all power as of all weakness is within: the secret of all happiness as of all misery is likewise within.”

7. “You may bring about that improved condition in your outward life which you desire if you will unnervingly resolve to improve your inner life. I know this pathway looks barren at its commencement. (Truth always does – it is only error and delusion which are at first inviting and fascinating)

8. “Cease your complaining and fretting; none of these things that you blame are the cause of your poverty; the cause is within yourself, and where the cause is, there is the remedy. The very fact that you are a complainer shows that you deserve your lot, shows that you lack that faith which is the ground of all effort and progress”

9. “Alter your outlook upon life, and your outward life will alter”

10. “Build yourself up in the faith and knowledge, and make yourself worthy of better surroundings and wider opportunities. Be sure, first of all, that you are making the best of what you have”

11. “It is useless to desire more time if you are already wasting what little you have, for you would only grow more indolent and indifferent”

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12.” Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look withing; look searchingly and have no mercy upon yourself. You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no one will have the power to enslave you”

13. “There is no practice more degrading, debasing, and soul-destroying than that of self-pity. Cast it out from you”

14. “If you would become truly and permanently prosperous, you must first become virtuous. It is therefore unwise to aim directly at prosperity, to make it the one object of life, to reach out greedily for it. But rather aim at self perfection, make useful and unselfish service the object of your life, and ever reach out hands of faith toward the supreme and alterable good”

15. “Where there is fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, trouble, chagrin, or disappointment, there is ignorance and lack of faith”

16. “To fear or to worry is as sinful as to curse, for if we intrinsically believe in the eternal justice, the omnipotent good, the boundless love, there is no reason to fear or to worry. To fear, to worry, to doubt, is to deny, to disbelieve”

17. ” Faith and purpose constitute the motive power of life. There is nothing that a strong faith and an unflinching purpose may not accomplish”

18. “When anxiety steps in, correct judgment passes out. Now if you will take advantage of a quiet hour or two in the early morning or at night and go away to some solitary spot, or to some room in your house where you know you will be absolutely free from intrusion, and having seated yourself in an easy attitude, your forcibly direct your mind right away from the object of anxiety by dwelling upon something in your life that is pleasing and bliss-giving, a calm, reposeful strength will gradually steal into your mind and your anxiety will pass away”

19. “The difference between a savior and sinner is this: that the one has a perfect control of all the forces within him or her; the other is dominated and controlled by them”

20. “Insofar as you are enslaved by the changing moods within you, you will need to depend upon others and upon outward aids as you walk through life”

21. “If you would be free from all physical aches and pains and would enjoy perfect physical harmony, then put your mind in order and harmonize your thoughts. Think joyful thoughts; think loving thoughts; let the elixir of goodwill course through your veins, and you will need no other medicine”

22. ” By the power of faith every enduring work is accomplished. You must have faith in the Supreme, faith in the overruling law, faith in your work and in your power to accomplish that work. This is the rock upon which you must build if you would achieve, if you would stand and not fall. You must follow under all circumstances the highest promptings within you. You must always be true to your divine self, to rely upon the inward light, the inward voice.

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23. “Mere wishing brings nothing but disappointment; it is living that tells. The foolish wish and grumble; the wise work and wait”

24. “If you would acquire overcoming power, you must cultivate poise and passivity. You must be able to stand alone. All power is associated with immovability”

25. ” People of power remain calm and unmoved even when all around them are swayed by some emotion or passion”

26. “You cannot be fit to command and control unless you have succeeded in commanding and controlling yourself”

27. “Self-purified, health will be yours; faith protected, success will be yours; self-governed, power will be yours”

28. “Most people will admit that selfishness is the cause of all the unhappiness in the world, but they fall under the soul-destroying delusion that it is somebody else’s selfishness and not their own”

29. “Cling to self and you cling to sorrow; relinquish self and you enter into peace. To seek selfishly is not only to lose happiness but even that which we believe to be the source of happiness”

30. ” Taking the first step with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered Paradise”

31 “It is indeed “more blessed to give than to receive.” But giving must be of the heart without any taint of self, without desire for reward”

32. “If you are daily praying for wisdom, for peace, for loftier purity and fuller realization of truth, and that for which you pray is still far from you, it means that you are praying for one thing while living out in thought and act another”

33. “The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”

34. “Those enslaved by self, passionate, proud, and condemnatory, believe their particular creed, or religion to be the truth and all other religions to be error; and they proselytize with passionate ardor. There is but one religion, the religion of truth”

35. “Do you seek to realize the birth into truth? There is only one way: let self die. All those lusts, appetites, desires, opinions, limited conceptions, and prejudices to which you have hitherto so tenaciously clung, let them fall from you. Let them no longer hold you in bondage, and truth will be yours. Cease to look upon your own religion as superior to all others, and strive humbly to learn the supreme lesson of charity”

36. “Self-centered people regard the loss of their wealth, their comforts, or their lives as the greatest calamities which can befall them. People of principle look upon these incidents as comparatively insignificant and not to be compared with loss of character and loss of truth”

37. ” It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but truly great people are those who in the midst of the crowd keep with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude”

38. ” If you love people and speak of them with praise until they in some ways thwart you, or do something of which you disapprove, and then you dislike them and speak of them with dispraise, you are not governed by the love that is of God. If, in your heart, you are continually arraigning and condemning others, selfless love is hidden from you”

39. ” Until you can regard people of all religions and of no religion with the same impartial spirit, with all freedom from dislike, and with perfect equanimity, you have yet to strive for that love which bestows upon its possessor freedom and salvation”

40. ” Train your mind in strong, impartial, and gentle thoughts; train your heart in purity and compassion; train your tongue to silence and to true and stainless speech; so shall you enter the way of holiness and peace and shall ultimately realize the immortal love”

“So living, without seeking to convert, you will convince; without arguing, you will teach; not cherishing ambition, the wise will find you out; and without striving to gain others’ opinions, you will subdue their hearts. For love is all-conquering, all-powerful; and the thoughts, and deeds, and words of love can never perish”

41. ” As the smallest drop of water detached from the ocean contains all the qualities of the ocean, so we detached in consciousness from the infinite, contain within ourselves its likeness; and as the drop of water must, by the law of its nature, ultimately find its way back to the ocean and lose itself in its silent depths, so must we, by the unfailing law of our nature, at last return to our source and lose ourselves in the great ocean of the infinite”

42. ” Perishable dogmas are formulated and called truth. Truth cannot be formulated; it is ineffable and ever beyond the reach of intellect. It can be experienced only by practice; it can be manifested only as a stainless heart and a perfect life”

43. ” Those who are patient, calm, gentle, and forgiving under all circumstances manifest the truth. Truth will never be proved by wordy arguments and learned treatises, for if people do not perceive the truth in infinite patience, undying forgiveness, and all-embracing compassion, no words can ever prove it to them”

44. ” Names, religions, personalities, pass away, but the law of love remains”

“It is because of the effort of the soul to realize this law that we humans come again and again to live, to suffer, and to die, and when realized, suffering ceases, personality is dispersed, and the fleshly life and death are destroyed, for consciousness becomes one with the Eternal”

45. “Truth cannot be limited ; it can never be the special prerogative of any person, school, or nation, and when personality steps in, truth is lost”

46. “A pure heart is the end of all religion and the beginning of divinity”

47.”No one else can give up sin for you; you must give it up yourself. The greatest teacher can do no more than walk the way of truth and point it out to you; you must walk it for yourself”

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As A Man Thinketh James Allen Quotes

Book – As A Man Thinkethas a man thinketh book cover photo

Author – James Allen

Genre – Classic Self- help Book

Published in – 1903

As a man thinketh, so is he; written on the basis of Biblical verse (Prov. 23: 7) “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he is a book of merely 68 pages and yet became highly popular and recommend book by most self – help authors.

Here are best quotes lines and thoughts from the book.

1. “All that we are, is the result of what we have thought”

2. “Action are, is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus do we garner in the sweet and bitter harvest of our own plantings”

3. “We are what we think we are. If our mind has evil thoughts, we will suffer pain; if our thoughts are pure; joy will follow”

4. “We are the masters of thoughts, the molders of character, and the makers and shapers of conditions, environment, and destiny”

5. “We do not attract that which we want but that which we are. Our wishes and prayers are gratified and answered only when they harmonize with our thoughts and actions”

6. “In the light of truth, what, then, are, is the meaning of “fighting against circumstances”? It means that we are continually revolting against an effect without, while all the time we are nourishing and preserving its cause in our heart”

7. “All of us are anxious to improve our circumstances but are willing to improve ourselves. We therefore remain bound. People who do not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the objects upon which their hearts are set”

8. “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles”

9. “Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction. It is an indication that we are out of harmony with ourselves, with law of life. The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify, to burn out all that is useless and impure”

10. “We cannot directly choose our circumstances, but we can choose our thoughts and so, indirectly yet surely, shape our circumstances”

11. “Change of diet will not help us if we will not change our thoughts. When thoughts are made pure, impure food is no longer desired”

12. : To put away aimlessness and weakness and to begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who recognize failure only as one of the pathways to attainment, who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully”

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13. “All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve are, is the direct result of our own thoughts. Our weakness and strength, purity and impurity, are our own and not other’s. As we think, so we are; as we continue to think, so we remain”

14. “They who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; they who would achieve much must sacrifice much; they who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly”

15. “Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you will but perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without”

16. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is result of long and patient effort in self-control”

17. “Strong, calm people are always loved and revered. They are like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land or a sheltering rock in a storm”

18. “Tempest-tossed souls, Wherever you will may be, under whatsoever conditions you will may live, know this – In the ocean of life the isles of blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding master; He does but sleep; wake him”

19. “Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”

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