Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lowell Fillmore

American President of Unity School of Christianity, oldest son of the founders of Unity

"Our outer life and experiences are the out-picturing of our inner thoughts and ideals."

"The one and only formative power given to man is thought. By his thinking he not only makes character, but body and affairs, for "as he thinketh within himself, so is he.""

"Those who think they have nothing to give should always remember that they can always give themselves, and that they can always render some kind of service even if it be nothing more than a few words of cheer."

"We can help raise our standard by praising the good whenever and wherever we find it. As we praise the good at hand we grow in our ability to find more good."

"Fear thoughts have a tendency to diminish our ability, but praiseful thoughts lift us up and give us power."

"Every individual is a king in the castle of his own mind. As king of his thoughts he can think those thought which will make him an unhappy and fearful monarch, or he can make his reign joyous and harmonious by listening to the Father within himself before making decisions."

"A good idea that is not shared with others will gradually fade away and bear no fruit, but when it is shared it lives forever because it is passed on from one person to another and grows as it goes."

"The hoarding of things cannot produce joy. Love is of no value in producing happiness unless it is used or passed on to make others happy."