We don't attract what we want;
we attract what we are.



The principle which gives the thought the dynamic power to correlate with its object, and therefore to master every adverse human experience, is the law of attraction, which is another name for love.  This is an eternal and fundamental principle inherent in all things, in every system of philosophy, in every Religion and in every Science.  There is no getting away from the law of love.  It is feeling that imparts vitality to thought.  Feeling is desire and desire is love.  Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.

Charles Haanel

Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction.  You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most.

John Assaraf
We can do all things if we but will them.

Leon Battista Alberti
Remember that your thoughts are the primary cause of everything.  So when you think a sustained thought it is immediately sent out into the Universe.  That thought magnetically attaches itself to the like frequency, and then within seconds sends the reading of that frequency back to you through your feelings.  Put another way, your feelings are communication back to you from the Universe, telling you what frequency you are currently on.  Your feelings are your frequency feedback mechanism!

Jack Canfield

No person can become prosperous while he or she really expects or
half expects to remain poor, for holding the poverty thought, keeping
in touch with poverty-producing conditions, discourages prosperity.
Before we can lift ourselves, we must lift our thoughts. When we shall
have learned to master our thought habits, to keep our minds open to
the great divine inflow of life force, we shall have learned the truths
of human endowment, human possibility.

from the foreword from the publishers of
Orison Swett Marden's Pushing to the Front, 1911


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By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release
and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light.  You determine
the effects that you will have upon others, and the nature of the experiences of your life.

Gary Zukav


To gain happiness, you must learn to enjoy that which you have.
It is not how much you have.  It is what we think about that which
we have that produces happiness.  In building a happy, contented
life, you must give happiness to others.  No one living unto him' or
herself will ever be contented with his or her lot.  Your happiness
is reflected upon you through the service you give to others.  And
the thought you give to the creation of happiness will attract a
happiness-service from others.  Start creating the happiness-habit
by producing happy, love-filled thoughts.  Happiness is an attribute
of love; therefore, you can never be happy until you
give your love to others.

Forest C. Shaklee Sr.

The Law of Attraction states that all forms of matter and energy
are attracted to that which is of a like vibration.  The implications
of this law are vast, and the law holds true for all known Universes.
"That which is like unto itself is drawn."  The thoughts we hold attract
similar thoughts and become large masses of thought called thoughtforms.
The general vibration that a person holds is representative of the balance
of their thoughts.  As we become aware or conscious of our thoughts, we
can raise our vibration by setting forth thoughts that are more in harmony
with our desires.  When our thoughts are in harmony with our highest
desires, we are filled with joy and ecstasy.  When we learn to set forth
our thoughts consciously, we are no longer victims of our own outdated
programming.  We increasingly attract thought of a higher vibration and
raise the level of thought at which we habitually vibrate."

Abraham Hicks
Whatever we think about and thank about
we bring about.

John Demartini

All power is from within and is
therefore under our control.

Robert Collier

Imagination is everything.  It is
the preview of life's coming attractions.

Albert Einstein

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

the Buddha

You create your own universe as you go along.

Winston Churchill



Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and
sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery.
It is we who control these, and not another.

Richard Bach


Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli


The law of attraction is really obedient.  When you think of the
things that you want, and you focus on them with all of your
intention, then the law of attraction will give you exactly what
you want, every time.  When you focus on the things you don't
want--"I don't want to be late,"--the law of attraction doesn't
hear that you don't want it.  It manifests the things that you're
thinking of, and so it's going to show up over and over again.

Lisa Nichols



If you're feeling good, then you're creating a future that's on track
with your desires.  If you're feeling bad, you're creating a future
that's off track with your desires.  As you go about your day,
the law of attraction is working in every second.  Everything we think
and feel is creating our future.  If you're worried or in fear, then you're
bringing more of that into your life throughout the day.

Marci Shimoff


Nothing is too great or too good to be true.  Do not believe that we
can imagine things better than they are.  In the long run, in the
ultimate outlook, in the eye of the Creator, the possibilities
of existence, the possibilities open to us, are beyond our imagination.

Oliver Lodge



The clearly established law of thought as a force is that like creates like and
like attracts like.  The hopeful, cheerful, confident find themselves
continually growing in faith, in confident, healthy optimism, in courage; they
are also continually attracting and drawing to themselves, thus gaining as friends
and helpers those of similar qualities and possessions, and they are likewise
inspiring these qualities in others.  Courage and faith beget energy and power;
energy and power rightly directed bring success.  Such, as a rule, are
the successful people--successful simply by way of natural law.

Ralph Waldo Trine


Decide what you want.  Believe you can have it.  Believe you deserve it 
and believe it's possible for you.  And then close your eyes every day for
several minutes, and visualize having what you already want, feeling the
feelings of already having it.  Come out of that and focus on what you're
grateful for already, and really enjoy it.  Then go into your day and release
it to the Universe and trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it.

Jack Canfield




The Universe offers all things to all people through the law of attraction.
You have the ability to choose what you want to experience.
Do you want there to be enough for you and for everyone? 
Then choose that and know, "There is abundance of all things."
"There is an unlimited supply."  "There is so much magnificence." 
Each of us has the ability to tap into that unlimited invisible supply
through our thoughts and feelings, and bring it into our experience.
So choose for You, because you're the only one who can.

Rhonda Byrne


The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to everyone the
reflection of our own faces.  Frown at it, and it in turn
will look sourly on you; laugh at it and with it,
and it is a jolly, kind companion.

William Makepeace Thackeray


Think as you inhale of whatever qualities you would like to possess, and believe
that you are inhaling them.  Select seven qualities--Love, Health, Wisdom,
Usefulness, Power to Do Good, Success, and Opulence will cover the average
human desires.  The very unworldly will substitute spiritual knowledge for opulence.
Fill your mind with the idea that you are drawing in these qualities with your
breaths, and exhaling all that is weak or unworthy.  After a few moments you
will be conscious of a security and peace new and uplifting.  And after a few
weeks of steady, persistent practice of these exercises, you will find life growing
more beautiful to you, and your strength will be
increased tenfold, both physically and spiritually.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox



If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a defeatist
or negative thought.  Since we create through thought, we need to concentrate
very strongly on positive thoughts.  If you think you can't do something,
you can't.  But if you think you can, you may be surprised to discover that
you can.  It is important that our thoughts be constantly for the best that could
happen in a situation--for the good things we would like to see happen.

Peace Pilgrim


The world has a way of giving what is demanded of it.  If you are frightened
and look for failure and poverty, you will get them, no matter how hard you
may try to succeed.  Lack of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you, cuts
you off from the good things of the world.  Expect victory and you make victory.

Pristine Bradley


Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you.  Do not
write your story like a factual documentary, weighing all the pros and cons of your
experience, but instead tell the uplifting, fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your
own life and watch what happens.  It will feel like magic as your life begins to
transform right before yours eyes, but it is not by magic.  It is by the power of the
Laws of the Universe and your deliberate alignment with those Laws.

Esther and Jerry Hicks



You are so much more powerful than you give yourself credit for.
Even if it occurs subconsciously, you are fashioning your life to support
the image of who you think you are.  If you see yourself as a helpless victim,
you will attract events and scenarios to support the story of "Poor me, why
does this always happen in my life?"
It happens because you create it.  The universe is simply doing its job of
giving you what you say you want.  Maybe on the unconscious level, you
enjoy the negative attention that being a victim brings, and if you convince
the universe that you are a victim, the universe will deliver.  Isn't that a good
enough reason to change your negative, self-defeating thoughts into those that
exude power and possibility?  Let that victim role go, and start thinking of
yourself as a magnificent, powerful, and courageous being.  Then sit back and
enjoy the gifts the universe showers on you.  These new, fresh experiences
will reflect your healthy, empowered vision of yourself.

Lucinda Bassett


As you think, you travel.  As you love, you attract.  You are today where
your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts
take you.  You cannot escape the results of your thoughts; but you can
endure and learn, accept and be glad.  You will realize the vision of your
heart, not the idle wish.  You will gravitate toward that which you secretly
most love.  Into your hands will be placed the exact result of your thoughts;
you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less.  Whatever your
present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts,
your vision--your ideal.



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You want a better position than you now have in business, a better and
fuller place in life.  All right; think of that better place and you in it as
already existing.  Form the mental image.  Keep on thinking of that higher
position, keep the image constantly before you, and--no, you will not
suddenly be transported into the higher job, but you will find that you
are preparing yourself to occupy the better position in life--your body,
your energy, your understanding, your heart will all grow up to the job--
and when you are ready, after hard work, after perhaps years of
preparation, you will get the job and the higher place in life.

Joseph H. Appel


Napoleon Hill said, "There is a difference between wishing for a thing
and being ready to receive it."  No one is ready for a thing until
they believe they can acquire it.  Before anything can come to us,
we have to envision it and believe that it is ours.

Darren Meade


When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your
actions don’t contradict your desires.  Think about what you have
asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you
expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you‘ve
asked for.  Act as if you are receiving it.  Do exactly what you would
do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to
reflect that powerful expectation.  Make room to receive your desires,
and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation.

Rhonda Byrne



Some people stand and move as if they have no right to the space
they occupy.  They wonder why others often fail to treat them
with respect--not realizing that they have signaled others
that it is not necessary to treat them with respect.

Nathaniel Branden
Self-Esteem Every Day


Where previously you may have been using the action of the Law
of Mind erratically, with the result you felt you had to wage a
solitary battle against the universe, you will find that the proper use
of the creative power of your thought, and it immutable action through
Law, will align your life in harmony with the beneficial nature of God.
When you properly understand this, you will find that Life is for you;
then you can avail yourself of all Its good in your life.  You can use the
Law for your benefit.  It is futile to battle against Its action; you direct
Its action in the manner you desire.  Your ability to direct this action
resides in the nature of the God-given creative power of your own thought.

Willis Kinnear
Riches of the Mind and Spirit


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Your basic energy signature is the sum of all your thoughts and beliefs.  You
define your personality, physical attributes, and behavior.  You are the only
one who can create or change your thoughts and your beliefs.
And your beliefs create what you experience as life.

Bruce I. Doyle III
Think Your Way to the Life You Want


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