William Walker Atkinson Quotes

Who is William Walker Atkinson?

William Walker Atkinson was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement.

Atkinson is also known to have been the author of the pseudonymous works attributed to Theron Q. Dumont, Three Initiates, Swami Panchadasi and Yogi Ramacharaka and others.

His most famous books are 'The Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece' and 'The Power of Concentration'.

Born December 05, 1862
Died November 22, 1932

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Best 28 Quotes by William Walker Atkinson

The Kybalion Quotes

“Do not make the mistake of supposing that the little world you see around you – the Earth, which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe – is the Universe itself. There are millions upon millions of such worlds, and greater. And there are millions of millions of such Universes in existence within the Infinite Mind of the All.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“Everything happens according to Law; that nothing ever 'merely happens'; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“He who grasps the truth of the Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on The Path to Mastery.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to 'kill out' Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“Nothing stands still – everything is being born, growing, dying – the very instant a thing reaches its height, it begins to decline – the law of rhythm is in constant operations.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“The differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibrations. The higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

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“We have the truth still with us. But it is not found in books, to any given extent. It has been passed along from lip to ear. When it was written down at all, its meaning was veiled in terms of alchemy and astrology, so that only those possessing the key could read it aright.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

“When the pupil is ready to receive the truth, then will this little book come to him, or her. Such is The Law. The Law of Attraction, will bring lips and ear together – pupil and book in company. So mote it be!”

William Walker Atkinson
The Kybalion

The Power of Concentration Quotes

“Anything that is right is possible. That which is necessary will inevitably take place. If something is right it is your duty to do it, though the whole world thinks it to be wrong.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“Don't give in to a single temptation. For every time you do, you strengthen the chain of bad habits. Every time you keep a resolution, you break the chain that enslaves you.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“Dwarfs can often do the work of giants when they are transformed by the almost magic power of great mental concentration.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“Everyone has two natures. One wants us to advance and the other wants to pull us back. The one that we cultivate and concentrate on decides what we are at the end.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“If you cannot concentrate one of the following is the cause:
1. Deficiency of the motor centers.
2. An impulsive and emotional mind.
3. An untrained mind.

The last fault can soon be removed by systematic practice. It is easiest to correct. The impulsive and emotional state of mind can best be corrected by restraining anger, passion and excitement, hatred, strong impulses, intense emotions, fretfulness, etc. It is impossible to concentrate when you are in any of these excited states. These can be naturally decreased by avoiding such food and drinks as have nerve weakening or stimulating influences, or a tendency to stir up the passions, the impulses and the emotions; it is a very good practice to watch and associate with those persons that are steady, calm, controlled and conservative.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

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“If you want to use your full amount of steam, you must close your valves and direct your power of generating mental steam toward one end. Center your mind on one purpose, one plan, one transaction.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“If you waste your time reading sensational stories or worthless newspaper items, you excite the impulsive and the emotional faculties, and this means you are weakening your power of concentration. You will not be a free engineer, able to pilot yourself to success.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

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“It is a matter of choice whether we allow our diviner self to control us or whether we will be controlled by the brute within us.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“It seems a peculiar fact that it is easier to concentrate on something that is not good for us, than on something that is beneficial. This tendency is overcome when we learn to concentrate consciously.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“The person that is able to concentrate utilizes all constructive thoughts and shuts out all destructive ones.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

“The secret of success is to try always to improve yourself no matter where you are or what your position. Learn all you can. Don't see how little you can do, but how much you can do.”

William Walker Atkinson
The Power of Concentration

Thought Vibration Quotes

“In order to attain a thing it is necessary that the mind should fall in love with it, and be conscious of its existence, almost to the exclusion of everything else.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“Remember, the only thing to fear is Fear, and – well, don't even fear Fear, for he's a cowardly chap at the best, who will run if you show a brave front.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“Strong expectancy is a powerful magnet. He of the strong, confident desire attracts to him the things best calculated to aid him.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“The growing soul must realize that it has within itself all that it requires.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“The key to achievement is desire, confidence, and will.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“The sense of humor is God's best gift to Man.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“We generally see that for which we look.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

“We should be constantly on guard against temptations to break the new resolution 'just this once'. This 'just once' idea kills off more good resolutions than any other one cause. The moment you yield 'just this once', you introduce the thin edge of the wedge that will, in the end, split your resolution into pieces.”

William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration

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