Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Wayne Dyer, fully Wayne Walter Dyer

American Psychotherapist, Author, Motivational and Self-Help Speaker

"Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place, or thing."

"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever."

"There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.""

"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe."

"A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper."

"A non-doer is very often a critic – that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change."

"A typical victim behaves typically."

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. There's no scarcity of opportunity to making a living at what you love. There is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."

"A transcendent being can be any miracle."

"Accept the limitless possibilities of your relationships."

"Access the higher part of yourself and know you are not alone."

"Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that you have everything you need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment on earth."

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."

"Accept the fact that you'll never get it all done, and begin to live more fully in the only moment you have - NOW."

"Act in your physical world as if that person whom you would love to be were already here."

"All emanates from Source!...You're not this body and its accomplishments. You are the observer. Notice it all; and be grateful for the abilities you've been given, the motivation to achieve, and the stuff you've accumulated. But give all the credit to the power of intention, which brought you into existence."

"All that you are capable or incapable of achieving flows from what you have decided within that invisible sphere called your mind, where all of your thoughts originate, and where your physical reality ultimately originates as well."

"Always focus your criticism on a child’s behavior instead of his value as a human being."

"Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine."

"Anxiety is an avoidance technique."

"All of us have the capacity to attract to ourselves what seems to be missing in our lives."

"An infinity of forests lies dormant within the dreams of one Acorn."

"Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it."

"Anything you want to succeed in, you can do."

"Anything that excites us is a clue that we have the ability to pursue it. Anything that truly intrigues us is evidence of a Devine talent that's signaling our awareness."

"Appreciate everything... and everyone!"

"Anything that has been accomplished by any other human being in the physical realm is within the field of possibility."

"Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency."

"As long as I continue to hear normal people telling me I am too childish, I know I'm doing just fine."

"As William Penn put it: Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. Remember... that those tyrants are often self-imposed roadblocks of your lower self at work."

"As you awaken you go beyond the need to perform and achieve when you go beyond it, you begin to develop an increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it. Love becomes what you are."

"As you awaken to your divine nature, you'll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience."

"As you think so shall you be! Since you cannot physically experience another person, you can only experience them in your mind. Conclusion: All of the other people in your life are simply thoughts in your mind. Not physical beings to you, but thoughts. Your relationships are all in how you think about the other people of your life. Your experience of all those people is only in your mind. Your feelings about your lovers come from your thoughts. For example, they may in fact behave in ways that you find offensive. However, your relationship to them when they behave offensively is not determined by their behavior, it is determined only by how you choose to relate to that behavior. Their actions are theirs, you cannot own them, you cannot be them, you can only process them in your mind."

"Attract what you desire. If you're experiencing scarcity, anguish, depression, an absence of love- or any inability to attract what you desire- seriously look at how you've been drawing these circumstances into your life."

"Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously."

"Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life but in how you can serve."

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

"Attachment to being right creates suffering. When you have a choice to be right, or to be kind, choose kind and watch your suffering disappear."

"Avoid giving your children descriptors which will limit them throughout their lives."

"Be a good listener. It makes the person who's speaking to you feel loved, cared for, and worthy of being heard."

"Be a busy person. People who are active are often much more at peace with themselves than those who are inactive and inert."

"Avoid the trap of expecting your prosperity to arrive in your life through the efforts of others."

"Be a staying open and willing to learn from everyone and anyone."

"Be aware of your infinite connection to your Source. Know that you're more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a skin and hair covered body."

"Be fully alive while you’re here on this planet; you’ll have an eternity to experience the opposite after you leave."

"Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul."

"Be what it is that you are seeking."

"Begin with the end in mind. Start with the end outcome and work backwards to make your dream possible."

"Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful soul. ...There's always something beautiful to be experienced wherever you are."

"Be Thankful for the wonderful gift of being able to serve humanity, your planet and your God. Be Grateful for the opportunity to live your life purposefully in tune with the will of the Source of All. That's a lot to be Grateful for."