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”


Hope these quotes and lines inspire you in some way. Feel free to share these post with everyone you feel be benefited or inspired in some way. You can read The Magic of Thinking Big book review here

Please share your favorite quote in the comment from this post or any other quote that you resonate with most. I would love to hear from you.

Wish you a life of big thoughts, goals, action and accomplishment.

Muzammil

 

The Power of Positive Thinking Book Quotes – Norman Vincent Peale

Book – The Power of Positive Thinking

Credit – Amazon

Author – Norman Vincent Peale

As they say there is no match for powerful quotes when one is in need of inspiration, push or in need for getting out of hole, or moving forward with project or goal.

The famous book The Power of Positive thinking is full of such thought-provoking, inspiring quotes that can enable one to get moving in desired direction.

After reading book thoroughly I present these quotes to you with hope that it creates some magic for you as it has done for many who read it and put it in practice.

___________________________________________________________

 1. “Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.”

___________________________________________________________

2. “The ability to possess faith and utilize faith and gain the release of powers it provides are skills, and like any skills, it must be studied and practiced to gain perfection.”

________________________________________________________________________________

3. “Attitudes are more important than facts. How you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it”. – Dr. Karl Menninger

________________________________________________________________________________

4. “One of the most powerful concept, one which is sure cure for the lack of confidence, is that thought that God is with you and helping you.”

________________________________________________________________________________

5. “They conquer who believe they can. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”

________________________________________________________________________________

6. “Always picture “SUCCESS” no matter how badly things seems to be going at the moment.”

________________________________________________________________________________

7. “Do not be Awestruck by other people and try to copy them.”

________________________________________________________________________________

8. “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes except God. God alone is sufficient.”

________________________________________________________________________________

9. “Talk peaceful to be peaceful”

________________________________________________________________________________

10. “You can make the mind give you back anything you want, but remember the mind can you give you back only what it was first given.”

________________________________________________________________________________

11. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength”

________________________________________________________________________________

12. “Every problem can be solved and solved right if you pray”.

________________________________________________________________________________

13. “Prayer is the greatest power available to the individual in solving his personal problems”

________________________________________________________________________________

14. “Resentment is blockade number one of spiritual power.”

________________________________________________________________________________

15. “WHO DECIDES WHETHER you shall be happy or unhappy? The Answer – you do!”

________________________________________________________________________________

16. “People are just about as happy as they made up their minds to be”. – Abraham Lincoln

________________________________________________________________________________

17. “Children are more expert in happiness than adults. The adult who can carry the spirit of a child into middle and old age is genius, for he will preserve the truly happy spirit of with which God endowed the young.”

________________________________________________________________________________

18. “Make it a habit to be happy. Out of happiness habit comes a happy life. And because we can cultivate a habit, we therefore have the power to create our own happiness.”

________________________________________________________________________________

19.  “The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry. Live simply, expect little, and give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”

________________________________________________________________________________

20. “Our belief at the beginning of doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures successful outcome of our venture” – William James

________________________________________________________________________________

21. “People are defeated in life not because of lack of ability, but for the lack of wholeheartedness. They do not wholeheartedly expect to succeed.”

________________________________________________________________________________

22. “Beware of what you want(keep thinking of), for you will get it.”

________________________________________________________________________________

23. “The greatest factor in any undertaking is one’s belief about it.”

________________________________________________________________________________

24. “Anxiety is great modern plague.” – Dr. Smiley Blanton

________________________________________________________________________________

25. Imagination is a source of fear, but imagination may also be the cure of fear.”

________________________________________________________________________________

26. “Many people suffer poor health not because of what they eat but from of what is eating them.”

________________________________________________________________________________

27. “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it” – Marcus Aurelius

________________________________________________________________________________

28. “A man is what he thinks about all day long” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

________________________________________________________________________________

29. “Visualize and affirm – God is now giving me success. God is now giving me attainment.

________________________________________________________________________________

30. “Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-correction.”

________________________________________________________________________________

31. “One of the deepest drives of human nature is the desire to be appreciated” – William James.

________________________________________________________________________________

32. “Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.”

________________________________________________________________________________

33. “Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you. It may be better than what you ask for.”

________________________________________________________________________________

34. “You can think your way to failure and unhappiness. You can also think your way to success and happiness.”

________________________________________________________________________________

Hope these quotes lighten up your mood and encourage to act on your dreams. Do share it with anyone you think in need of some push and benefits form these words.

Do share your favorite quote in the comment section. I would love to hear from you..

Lots of (Love).

Muzammil