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How to Be Happy All the Time Quotes

“Unkind words are ruthless murderers of lifelong friendships and the harmony of homes. Banish unkind words from your lips forever, and make your home life safe from trouble. Sincere, sweet words are nectar to thirsty souls. They are in demand everywhere. Sweet words create happiness in friends, enemies, churches, business offices, and everywhere. People feel happy when a crabby person leaves the room, and they are glad when a sweet-voiced, sincere friend appears.”

How to Be Happy All the Time

Man's Eternal Quest Quotes

“Communion with God is the only thing to live for. You will have to come to that understanding eventually, often after much suffering. Why not learn now? He is ready to welcome you. You can’t fail to reach God ultimately. It is foolish to ask, 'Will I be able to get into the kingdom of heaven?' There is no other place you can stay, for that is your real home. You don’t have to earn it. You are already God’s child, made in His image. You have only to tear away the mask of the human being and realize your divine birthright.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“God gave freedom to man, and man has misused that freedom; this is the cause of all suffering.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“In the seclusion of concentrated thought lies hidden the factory of all accomplishment. Remember that. In this factory continuously weave your will pattern for attaining success over opposing difficulties. Exercise your will continuously. During the day and at night you have many opportunities to work in this factory, if you do not waste your time. At night I withdraw from the world’s demands and am by myself, an absolute stranger to the world; it is a blank. Alone with my will power, I turn my thoughts in the desired direction until I have determined in my mind exactly what I wish to do and how to do it. Then I harness my will to the right activities and it creates success. In this way I have effectively used my will power many times. But it won’t work unless the application of will power is continuous.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“Life is very tricky and we must deal with it as it is. If we do not first master it ourselves we cannot help anyone else.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“Surcharge your will power through concentration. The way to become receptive is to sit quietly and concentrate your thoughts on a worthy wish until your mind and thought become completely dissolved in that idea. Then will power becomes divine — omniscient and omnipotent — and can be successfully applied toward realizing your goal.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“The greatest factor in achieving spiritual success is willingness. Jesus said 'The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.' People of the world seek the gifts of God, but he who is wise seeks the Giver Himself.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“The greatest of all enemies of man is himself.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“The Hindus have a saying: 'The child is busy with play, the youth is busy with sex, and the adult is busy with worries.' How few are busy with God!”

Man's Eternal Quest

“The initiative to undertake your most important duty in life is often buried beneath the accumulated debris of human habits.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“The secret of effective prayer is to change your status from beggar to child of God; when you appeal to Him from that consciousness, your prayer will have both power and wisdom.”

Man's Eternal Quest

“To develop will by yourself is extremely difficult. You require an example before you. If you would be an artist, surround yourself with good paintings and artists. If you would be a divine man, surround yourself with spiritual company.”

Man's Eternal Quest

Spiritual Relationships Quotes

“Hatred travels through the ether. If someone is broadcasting hatred, and you are tuned to that hatred, you will get it; but if you are tuned to love, no matter how many hateful vibrations are sent, you will not get them. You must cultivate love in your heart, for love is the magnet that draws souls to you and it is the dagger that destroys hatred.”

Spiritual Relationships

“It is not easy to criticize others accurately and kindly until you know that you can first criticize yourself perfectly. When you can clearly picture the faults of others and look at those faults with a sympathetic attitude, as if they were your own, then you are correct in your criticism.”

Spiritual Relationships

“Judge ye not others; judge yourself. If you love to talk loudly about the faults of others, then satisfy that lust by loudly talking about your own secret faults, and see how you like it even for a minute. If you cannot stand one minute's publicity about your own faults, then you must not rejoice in exposing others.”

Spiritual Relationships

“Practice loving those who do not love you. Feel for those who do not feel for you. Be generous to those who are generous only to themselves. If you heap hatred on your enemy, neither he nor you are able to perceive the inherent beauty of your soul.”

Spiritual Relationships

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“The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but one has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the other absorbs all the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people. Brightly reflect the light of God's love.”

Spiritual Relationships

“Whenever you talk against another person for the love of gossip or through force of habit, remember, you will be judged by your Heavenly Father in the same way. Whatever you give out, the same will you attract. If you peddle the weaknesses of others, the Divine Law will mysteriously bring about the publicity of your own inner faults.”

Spiritual Relationships

The Law of Success Quotes

“Devote your entire will power to mastering one thing at a time; do not scatter your energies, nor leave something half done to begin a new venture.”

The Law of Success

“Even when you do not know where the next dollar is coming from, you should refuse to be apprehensive. When you do your part and rely on God to do His, you will find that mysterious forces come to your aid and that your constructive wishes soon materialize. This confidence and consciousness of abundance are attained through meditation.”

The Law of Success

“I have now mentioned several important attributes of success — positive thoughts, dynamic will, self-analysis, initiative, and self-control. Many popular books stress one or more of these, but fail to give credit to the Divine Power behind them. Attunement with the Divine Will is the most important factor in attracting success.”

The Law of Success

“Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others’ shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.”

The Law of Success

“Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance. You yourself, either now or in the past (including the past of former lives), have created all opportunities that arise in your path. Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage.”

The Law of Success

“Through difficult daily lessons you will sometime see clearly that bad habits nourish the tree of unending material desires, while good habits nourish the tree of spiritual aspirations.”

The Law of Success

“When the consciousness is kept on God, you will have no fears; every obstacle will then be overcome by courage and faith.”

The Law of Success

“When wealth is lost, you have lost a little; when health is lost, you have lost something of more consequence; but when peace of mind is lost, you have lost the highest treasure.”

The Law of Success

“When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.”

The Law of Success

“You possess the power of thought and the power of will. Utilize to the uttermost these divine gifts!”

The Law of Success

“You should transfer your attention from failure to success, from worry to calmness, from mental wanderings to concentration, from restlessness to peace, and from peace to the divine bliss within. When you attain this state of self-realization the purpose of your life will have been gloriously fulfilled.”

The Law of Success

The Yoga of Jesus Quotes

“A dreaming person does not know that a nightmare is unreal until he wakes up.”

The Yoga of Jesus

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“I can do nothing for you but work on myself. You can do nothing for me but work on yourself!”


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