Awaken The Giant Within Quotes Linked To Sources

This is the only Awaken The Giant Within quotes that linked to direct and genuine sources.

Except for one quote by Stu Mittleman, the ultra-distance running champion.

I have yet to locate the original source of his quote.

All the quotations by non-English personalities, found in this book “Awaken The Giant Within” by Anthony Robbins, are accompanied with quotes in their original languages.

 Awaken The Giant Within quotes

Notable people from Socrates, Heraclitus, Voltaire to Victor Hugo, Confucius and Jose Ortega Y Gasset.

Those foreign language quotes include those in: Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Mandarin.

I have also highlighted a couple of misquotations found in the book.

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Awaken The Giant Within Quotes

Now, let’s take your time and read through this huge selection of quotes from “Awaken The Giant Within” now.


“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.” – Orison Swett Marden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, P. 15) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.– Orison Swett Marden

(Peace, Power & Plenty By Orison Swett Marden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.,1909, Ch. XI, Affirmation And Audible Suggestion, P. 202) source

(The quote is also found in: Peace, Power & Plenty (Unabridged) By Orison Swett Marden, e-artnow. 2015, Ch. XI, Affirmation And Audible Suggestion) source


“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch.3, The Force That Shapes Your Life, P. 54) source


“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then, we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York:Simon And Schuster, 2012, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do) source

(The quote is found in: Life Magazine, June 1, 1991)

Note: You can read the exact quote mentioned in : Your Legacy Of Love: Realize The Gift In Goodbye By Gemini Adams, Live Consciously, 2009, Ch. 4 Don’t Mention The D-word! The Silver Lining: Start Following Your Bliss, P. 76) source


“…a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, Harness The Power Of Decision, 1, P. 49) source


“A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.” – Benjamin Disraeli

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch 1, Dreams Of Destiny, P. 19) source

(The quote is found in: Vivian Grey, In Five Volumes, Vol. IV By Benjamin Disraeli, London: Henry Colburn, 1833, Book The Sixth, Ch. VII, P. 259) source

(The quote is also found in: Vivian Grey By Benjamin Disraeli, London: Routledge, Warnes, And Routledge, 1859, Book I, Ch. VII, P. 331) source


“Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.” – Boris Pasternak

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, P. 31) source

(Another translation of the quote is:

“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.” – Boris Pasternak

(Doctor Zhivago By Boris Pasternak, Introduction By John Bayley, Translated From The Russian By Max Hayward And Manya Harari, New York: Pantheon Books, Inc, 1997) source

The quote in Russian is:

Человек рождается жить, а не готовиться к жизни.” (Russian)

(The quote in Russian is found in: Пастернак Б Доктор Живаго, ОЛМА Медиа Групп, 2005, P. 250) source


“Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men.” – Benjamin Disraeli

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, P. 33) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Vivian Grey, Volume 4 By Benjamin Disraeli, Published for H. Colburn, 1833, P. 260) source


“Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, P. 36) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“… nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfillment.” – Benjamin Disraeli

(Endymion By Benjamin Disraeli, London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1881, Ch. XXVI, P. 118) source

(The quote is also found in: Endymion By Benjamin Disraeli, Read Books Ltd, 2013, Ch. XXVI) source


“Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth – that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, P. 38) source

Note:  The quote is NOT by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

The quote is by the Scottish mountaineer and writer, William Hutchison Murray.

“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.” – William Hutchison Murray

(The Scottish Himalaya Expedition By William Hutchison Murray, London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1951, PP. 6-7) source

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“…it’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power) source


“We will either find a way, or make one.” – Hannibal

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 2, Decisions:The Pathway To Power) source

Another translation of the quote is:

“…he’ll find, or make a way.” – Hannibal

The quote in Latin is:

“Aut viam inve niam aut faciam.” (Latin)

Note: It is said to be uttered by the Carthaginian leader Hannibal Barca.

But the quote is also found in Seneca’s Hercules Furens.

(Hercules Furens: A Tragedy By Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated By Adamides, Middletown: Augustus Putnam, 1857, Act Two, Sc. First, P. 9) source

(The quote in Latin is also found in: Hercules Furens By L. Annaeus Seneca, Tragoediae, Rudolf Peiper, Gustav Richter, Leipzig, Teubner, 1921) source


“Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.” – Sir Thomas Browne

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 3, The Force That Shapes Your Life, P. 52) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“…men live but by intervals of reason, under the sovereignty of humor and passion…” – Thomas Browne

(Thomas Browne’s Selected Writings, Edited By Kevin Killeen, Oxford University Press, 2014, A Letter To A Friend (1690), P. 729) source


“The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way… ” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 4, Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, Pain Is The Ultimate Tool For Shifting A Belief, P. 97) source


“A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.” – Seneca

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 3, The Force That Shapes Your Life, P. 53) source

Another translation of the quote is:

“He suffers more than is necessary, who suffers before it is necessary…” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

(Seneca’s Letters From A Stoic, Translated By Richard Mott Gemmere, Courier Dover Publications, 2016, XCVIII. On The Fickleness Of Fortune, P. 352) source

The quote in Latin is:

“Plus dolet quam necesse est qui ante dolet quam necesse est…” (Latin)

(The quote in Latin is found in: Seneca: Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Harvard University Press, 1971, Epistle XCVIII, P. 122) source

The quote in Latin is also found here.


“Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.” – Lord Chesterfield

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 3, The Force That Shapes Your Life, What You Link Pain To And What You Link Pleasure To Shapes Your Destiny, P. 61) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Lord Chesterfield’s Advice To His Son, On Men And Manners, London: Scott, Webster, And Geary, 1836, Graces, P. 36) source


“I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.” – Michel De Montaigne

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 3, The Force That Shapes Your Life, If You Don’t Have A Plan For Your Life, Someone Else Does, P. 66) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Works Of Michael De Montaigne: Comprising His Essays (Translated By Cotton) , Letters, Journey Through Germany And Italy By William Hazlitt, C. London: John Templeman, 1845, Essays Of Michael, Seifneur De Montaigne, The Second Book, Ch.XXXVII, Of The Resemblance Of Children To Their Fathers, P. 354) source

The quote in French is:

“…les voluptez me semblent à eviter, si elles tirent à leur suite des douleurs plus grandes, et les douleurs à rechercher, qui tirent à leur suite des voluptez plus grandes.” (French)

(Michel De Montaigne Essais (1595) Livre II, By Label AA-Prod/Edits (Artmusiclitte) 2015, Ch. XXXVII, De La Ressemblance Des Enfans Aux Peres, P. 270) source


“Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure – they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think; every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm all.” – Jeremy Bentham

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 3, The Force That Shapes Your Life If You Don’t Have A Plan For Your Life, Someone Else Does, P. 70) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The works Of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under The Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring, Part I, Edinburgh: William Tait, 1838, An Introduction To The Principles Of Morals And Legislation, chapter 1, Of The Principles of Utility, P. 1) source


“Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits.” – Antonio Machado

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 4, Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, P. 73) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Juan De Mairena By Antonio Machado, Edited And Translated By Ben Belitt, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963, Ch. XXXIII, P. 75) source

The quote in Spanish is:

“Por debajo de lo que se piensa está lo que se cree, como si dijéramos en una capa más honda de nuestro espíritu.” (Spanish)

(Manuel Y’ Antonio Machado: Obras Completas, Editorial Madrid: Plenitud, 1973, Juan De Mairena, XXXIII, P. 1118) source

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“Drugs are not always necessary,[but] belief in recovery always is.” – Norman Cousins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 4, Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, P. 77) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Anatomy Of An Illness As Perceived By The Patient: Reflections On Healing And Regeneration By Norman Cousin, 1981, Ch. 2, The Mysterious Placebo, P. 50) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention is the supreme master of art, as of life.” – Joseph Conrad

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007,Ch. 4,  Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, P. 82) source

(The original source of the quote is found in: A Personal Record By Joseph Conrad, Auckland, New Zealand: The Floating Press, 2009, I, P. 49) source


“It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.” – Edmund Spenser

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster,, 2007, Ch. 4, Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, P. 85) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Fairy Queen, Written By Edmund Spenser, With A Glossary , Explaining The Old And Obscure Words, Volume The Second, London: J. and R. Tonson, 1758, Canto IX The Fairy Queen, XXX, P. 413) source


“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

(Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial, 2007, Ch. 4, Belief Systems: The Power To Create And The Power To Destroy, P. 98) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Bible: King James Version, Proverbs 23:7, P. 1474) source


“Things do not change, we change.” – Henry David Thoreau

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster,, 2007, Ch. 5, Can Change Happen In An Instant?, P. 113) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Walden, Or Life In The Wood By Henry David Thoreau, Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1854, Conclusion, P. 351) source


“Once we effect a change, we should reinforce it immediately. Then, we have to condition our nervous systems to succeed not just once, but consistently.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch.5, Can Change Happen In An Instant?, P. 112) source


“The first belief we must have if we’re going to create change quickly is that we can change now.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 5, Can Change Happen In An Instant?, P. 113) source


“To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 5, Can Change Happen In An Instant?, P.117) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Heart Of Emerson’s Journals By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edited By Bliss Perry, New York: Courier Corporation, 2014, Boston May 20, 1831, P. 48) source


“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – Rene Descartes

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 5, Can Change Happen In An Instant?, P. 119) source

Another translation of the quote is :

“For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.” – Rene Descartes

(Discourse On The Method And The Meditations By Rene Descartes, Translated By John Veitch, New York: Cosimo, Inc., 2008, Part 1, P. 11) source

The quote in French is:

“Car ce n’est pas assez d’avoir l’esprit bon, mais le principal est de l’appliquer bien.” (French)

(Descartes: Discours De La Méthode Pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison Et Chercher La vérité Dans Les Sciences, Avec Une Introduction, Une Analyse Et Des Notes Par M. I. Carré, Paris: Éditions Dezobry, Fd Tandou et Cie, Libraires-Editeurs, 1863, Premiére Partie, Diverses Considérations Touchant Les Sciences, P. 18) source


“The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act.” – Orison Swett Marden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 6, How To Change In Your Life: The Science Of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, P. 123) source

(The source of the quote is found in: You Can, But Will You ? By Orison Swett Marden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1920, Ch. Fifteen, The Web Of Fate) source

(The source of the quote is also found in: Real Success: Based On The Writings Of Success Magazine Founder Orison Swett Marden By Ken Shelton And The Editors Of Success Magazine, Executive Excellence Publications, 1999, P. 162) source


“Give me a lever long enough. And a prop strong enough. I can single-handedly move the world.” – Archimedes

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 6, How To Change Anything In Your Life: The Science Of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, P. 127) source

Note: There are various translations of the quote.

Another translation of the quote is:

“Where should I go, and, with my lifting instrument, move the entire earth?” – Archimedes

(Chiliades Book 2 By John Tzetzes, Translated By Gary Berkowitz, 2.3 Concerning Archimedes And Some Of His Machines (Story 35), 130) source

(Another source of the quote is found here.)

(The quote in Greek is found in: Iōannou tou Tzetzou Biblion Historikēs Tēs Dia Stichōn Politikōn, Alpha De Kaloumenēs, Ioannis Tzetzes, Historiarum Variarum, Chiliades, Instruxit Theophilus Kiesslingus, Lipsiae, F.C.G. Vogel, 1826, Hist. 35, P. 46) source


“The greatest leverage you can create for yourself is the pain that comes from inside, not outside. Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 6, How To Change Anything In Your Life: The Science Of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, P. 127) source


“There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.” – Mark Twain

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 6, How To Change Anything In Your Life: The Science Of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, P. 139) source

The correct quote is:

“There is nothing that training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach or below it. It can turn bad morals to good, good morals to bad; it can destroy principles, it can recreate them; it can debase angels to men and lift men to angels. And it can do any of these miracles in a year — even six months.” – Mark Twain

(As Regards ‘Patriotism’ From Mark Twain’s Notebook, 1905) source

(The quote is also found in: The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain, Edited by Charles Neider, Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, inc., 1963, As Regards ‘Patriotism, P. 568) source


“Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.” – John Locke

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 6, How To Change Anything In Your Life: The Science Of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, P. 141) source

The correct quote is:

“…good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided…” – John Locke

(The Works Of John Locke, In Three Volumes, Vol. III, London: S. Birt, D. Browne, T. Longman & Others, 1751, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, P. 17) source


“All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, P. 150) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Letters To A Young Poet By Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated By M.D. Herter Morten, N.Y. & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993, Ch. Nine, Furuborg, Jonsered, In Sweden, November 4th, 1904, P. 56) source

The original quote in German is:

“Und aus Gefühlen: Rein sind alle Gefühle, die Sie zusammenfassen und aufheben; unrein ist das Gefühl, das nur eine Seite Ihres Seins erfasst und Sie so verzerrt.” (German)

(Rainer Maria Rilke: Briefe An Einen Jungen Dichter,  Im Insel-Verlag Zu Leipzig, 1929, Furuborg, Jonsered, In Swchweden,  am 4. November, 1904, P. 52) source

(The quote in German is also found here.)


“The difference between acting badly or brilliantly is not based on your ability, but on the state of your mind and/or body in any given moment.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, What Do You Want, What Do You Want?, P. 154) source


“We know too much and feel too little. At least we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.” – Bertrand Russell

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Physiology: The Power Of Movement, P. 158) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Authority And The Individual By Bertrand Russell, London & New York: Routledge, 2009, Lecture 3: The Role Of Individuality, P. 38) source


“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Meaning Is Mater Of Focus, P. 161) source


“Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Meaning Is Often A Matter Of Focus, P. 162) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Common English Bible.)


“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” – The Buddha

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, How To Get What You Really Want, P. 163) source

Note: The version of the quote which I managed to find is:

“As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard, difficult to hold back.” – The Buddha

(The Dhammapada Translated From Pali By F. Max Muller, Vol. X, Ch.3: Thought, No.33) source

(The quote is also found in: Osho Dhammapada, Vol.1, Seated In The Cave Of The Heart) source


“You’ve got to be in a determined state in order to succeed.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, How To Get What You Really Want, Change Your States And You Change Your Life, P. 171) source


“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” – Aldous Huxley

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Change Your States And Change Your Life, P. 172) source

(The source of this quote is found in: Texts And Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries By Aldous Huxley, New York And London: Harper & Brothers , 1933, Introduction, P. 5) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Change Your States And You Change Your Life, P. 173) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Collected Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, Addresses, And Lectures, Vol. 1, Introduction And Notes By Robert Ernest Spiller, Harvard University Press, 1971, III, Lectures, Man The Reformer, P. 157) source


“My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel tons of pleasure and very little pain…” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, Change Your States And You Change Your Life, P. 173) source


“All that you really want in life is to change how you feel.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How to Get What You Really Want, Change Your States And You Change Your Life, P. 173) source


“Develop a plan for pleasure for each and every day.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 7, How To Get What You Really Want, If you Don’t Have A Plan For Pleasure, You Will Have Pain, P. 176) source


“He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.” – Cameroon Proverb

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8,  Questions Are The Answers, P. 177) source

(The source of the quote is found in: African Proverbs Compiled By Charlotte And Wolf Leslu, Mount Vernon & New York: Peter  Pauper Press, 1962, P. 14) source


“Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, The Power Of Questions) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw

(Back To Methuselah By George Bernard Shaw, Auckland, New Zealand: The Floating Press, 2010, Part I, In the Beginning, Act I, P. 123) source

(The quote is also found in: Back To Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch By George Bernard Shaw, New York: Brentano’s, 1921, In The Beginning, Part I, Act I, P. 6) source


“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” – E. E. Cummings

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, The Power Of Questions, P. 181) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Another E.E. Cummings, Selected And Introduced By Richard Kostelanetz with John M. Rocco, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999, Nonlecture Four: I & You & Is, P. 271) source


“Remember, ask and you shall receive. If you ask a terrible question, you’ll get a terrible answer. Your mental computer is ever ready to serve you, and whatever question you give it, it will surely come up with an answer.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, The Power Of Questions; P. 182) source


“A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, P. 185) source


“You and I have that same power at our disposal every moment of the day. At the moment, the questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, The Power Of Presupportion,  P. 191) source


“He that cannot ask cannot live.” – Old Proverb

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 8, Questions Are The Answers, The Problem Solving Questions, P. 194) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Routledge Book of World Proverbs By Jon R. Stone, London, New York: Routledge, 2006, As, Asking, P. 19) source

Note: It is an Yiddish proverb.


“A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words … the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.” – Mark Twain

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch.9, The Vocabulary Of Ultimate Success, P. 200) source

Note: The above quote by Mark Twain has been truncated. The original line should be:

“A powerful agent is the right word: it lights the reader’s way and makes it plain; a close approximation to it will answer, and much traveling is done in a well-enough fashion by its help, but we do not welcome it and applaud it and rejoice in it as we do when THE right one blazes out on us. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.” – Mark Twains

(What Is Man? And Other Stories, By Mark Twain, New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1917, William Dean Howells, P. 239) source

(The quote is also found in: What Is Man By Mark Twain, Fairfield, Iowa: 1st World Publishing, 2004, William Dean Howells, P. 232) source


“Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.” – Aldous Huxley

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 9, The Vocabulary Of Ultimate Success, P. 206) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Olive Tree And Other Essays By Aldous Huxley, London: Chatto & Windus, 1923, Words And Behaviour, P. 82) source

Note: You can read or download the FREE e-book of “The Olive Tree And Other Essays” over here)


“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” – Confucius

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 9, The Vocabulary Of Ultimate Success, P. 209) source

The quote in Mandarin is:

“不知言,無以知人也” (Mandarin)

(The Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine Of The Mean By Confucius, Translated By James Legge, New York: Cosmico Inc, 2009, Book XX, Yao Yue, Ch. III, 3, P. 354) source

(The quote in Mandarin is found in: The Analects Of Confucius Translated By James Legge, 20, Yao Yue, 3:3 ) source


“The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.” – Jose Ortega Y Gasset

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 10, Destroy The Blocks, Break Down The Wall, Let Go Of The Rope And Dance Your Way To Success: The Power Of Life Metaphors, P. 227) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Dehumanization Of Art And Other Essays On Art, Culture, And Literature By José Ortega y Gasset, Translated From The Spanish By Helene Weyl, Princeton University Press, 1968, The Dehumanization Of Art, Taboo And Metaphor, P.  33) source

Another translation of the quote is: 

“Metaphor is probably the most fertile of man’s resources, its effective­ness verging on the miraculous. All other faculties keep us enclosed within the real, within what already is.” – Jose Ortega Y Gasset

(The Dehumanization of Art By Jose Ortega y Gasset, Translated By Alexis Brown, New York:W. W. Norton, 1972, Taboo and Metaphor, P. 76) source

The quote in Spanish is:

“La metáfora es probablemente la potencia más fértil que el hombre posee . Su eficiencia llega a tocar los confines de la taumaturgia y parece un trebejo de creación que Dios se dejó olvidado dentro de una de sus criaturas al tiempo de formarla…” (Spanish)

(La Deshumanización Del Arte y Otros Ensayos Estéticos Por José Ortega y Gasset, Madrid: Revista De Occidente, 1964, La Deshumanización Del Arte, El Tabú Y la Metáfora, P. 44) source


“Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 10, Destroy The Blocks, Break Down The Wall, Let Go Of The Rope, And Dance Your Way To Success: The Power Of Life Metaphors, Life Is A Game, P. 233) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Mind And Faith Of Justice Holmes: His Speeches, Essays, Letters, And Judicial Opinions By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edited By Max Lerner, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1943, “Parts Of The Unimaginable Who”, The Class of ’61: Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion, June 28, 1911, Speeches, P. 26) source


“All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.” – Henry David Thoreau

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 10, Destroy The Blocks, Break Down The Wall, Let Go Of The Rope, And Dance Your Way To Success: The Power Of Life Metaphors, Select Your Global Metaphors, P. 236) source

(The source of the quote is found in: I To Myself: An Annotated Selection From The Journal Of Henry D. Thoreau, Edited By Jeffrey S. Cramer, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007, Journal:1851, September 5, P. 96) source

(The quote is also found in: Material Faith: Thoreau On Science By Henry David Thoreau, Edited By Laura Dassow Walls, Foreword By Edward O. Wilson, Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999, 5 September, 1851, Journal 4:46, P. 28) source


“There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” – Carl Jung

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 11, The Ten Emotions Of Power, P. 246) source

(Psychological Reflections: An Anthology Of The Writings Of C. G. Jung, New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1961, The Nature And Activity Of The Psyche, P. 32) source

Another English translation of the quote is:

“There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.” – Carl Gustav Jung

(Collected Works Of C. G. Jung: The Archetypes And The Collective Unconscious, Vol. 9, Part 1, Edited By Sir Herbert Read, Michael Fordham, Gerhard Adler, William McGuire, Seconf Edition, Translated By R. F. C. Hull, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1968, II, Psychological Aspects Of The Mother Archetype, Ch. 4, Positive Aspects Of The Mother-Complex, P. 96) source

(Another source of the quote is found in: Four Archetypes: Mother Rebirth Spirit Trickster By C. G. Jung, Translated By R. F. C. Hull, Princeton, New Jersey:: Princeton University Press, 1970, Ch. 4, Positive Aspects Of The Mother-Complex,  II. The Overdeveloped Eros, P. 30) source

The quote in German is:

“Es gibt keine Wandlung von Finsternis in Licht und von Trägheit in Bewegung ohne Emotion.” (German)

(Die Archetypen Und Das Kollektive Unbewusste Von Carl C. Jung, Freiburg/Breisgau: Walter, 1980, IV. Die Positiven Aspekte Des Mutter-Komplexes, 2. Die Übersteigerung Des Eros, P. 110) source

(The quote in German is also found in: Von Den Wurzeln Des Bewusstseins: Studien über Den Archetypus Von Carl J Jung, Zurich: Rasher Verlag, 1954, IV.  Die Positiven Aspekte Des Mutter-Komplexes, 2. Die Übersteigerung Des Eros, P. 117) source


“We must cultivate our garden.” – Voltaire

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 11, The Ten Emotions Of Power, The Ten Action Signals, P. 262) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Candide By Voltaire, Introduction By Philip Littel, New York: The Modern Library, 1918, Ch. XXX, The  Conclusion, P. 167) source

Another translation of the quote is:

“We must take care of our garden.” – Voltaire

(The History Of Candid; Or All For The Best, Translated From The French of M. Voltaire, London: C. Cooke, 1796, Part I, Ch. XXX, Conclusion, P. 112) source

The quote in French is:

“…qu’il faut cultiver notre jardin.” (French)

(Voltaire: Candide; Ou, L’ Optimisme, Paris: Éditions Jules Tallandier, 1900, Ch. XXX, Conclusion, P. 170) source


“Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster,, 2007, Ch. 11, The Ten Emotions Of Power, P. 265) source


“If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.” – Emmet Fox

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 11, The Ten Emotions Of Power, P. 264) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.” – Emnet Fox

(Power Through Constructive Thinking By Emmet Fox, New Thought Movement, New York: Harper & Brothers,1932, Ch. 28, The Golden Gate, P. 128) source


“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” – Carl Sandburg

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007 Ch, 12. The Magnificent Obsession – Creating A Compelling Future, P. 271) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Complete Poems Of Carl Sandburg, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003, Slabs Of The Sunburnt West, Washington Monument By Night, 4, P. 282) source

(The quote is also be found in: Slabs Of The Sunburnt West By Carl Sandburg, New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, 1922, Washington Monument By Night, P. 18) source


“We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.” – Donald Curtis

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch.12, The Magnificent Obsession – Creating A Compelling Future, Goals Take You Beyond Your Limits To A World Of Unlimited Power, P. 274) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Daily Power For Joyful Living By Donald Curtis,
Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1963, Ch. 1, Living – Your Golden Bridge To Life, P. 4) source


“It’s not just getting a goal that matters, but the quality of life you experience along the way.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 12, The Magnificent Obsession: Creating A Compelling Future, Failing To Achieve Your Goals Can Mean Achieving Your Real Goals, P. 283) source


“There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood to-morrow.” – Victor Hugo

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 12, The Magnificent Obsession: Creating A Compelling Future, IV. Contribution Goal, P. 300) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Les Misérables, A Novel By Victor Hugo, Translated From The Original French By Chas R. Wilbour, Complete In One Volume, New York: Carleton, 1863, Book Fourth, The Friends Of The A.B.C., Ch. I, P. 241) source

The quote in French is:

“Et rien n’est tel que le rêve pour engendrer l’avenir. Utopie aujourd’hui, chair et os demain.” (French)

(The quote in French is found in: Les Misérables Par Victor Hugo, Lausanne, Imprimerie Typographique De A Larpin, 1863, Livre Cinquiéme. Les Amis De L’A B C, Ch. I, P. 242) source

(The quote in French is also found here.)


“Climb high; Climb far. Your goal the sky; Your aim the star.” – Inscription At Williams College

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 12, The Magnifient Obsession: Creating A Compelling Future, Unleash The Power Of The Reticular Activating System To Achieve Your Goals, P. 288) source

(The source of the quote is from an inscription on Hopkins Gate outside West College, the oldest building on the Williams College campus. View the image here.)


“What kind of person will I have to become in order to achieve all that I want?” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 12, The Magnificient Obsession – Creating A Compelling Future, The Purpose Of The Goal, P. 303) source


“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs, 29:18

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 12, The Magnificient Obsession – Creating A Compelling Future, The Ultimate Lesson, P. 307) source

(The source of the quote is from the Bible over here.)


“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.” – Nathaniel Emmons

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 13, The Ten-Day Mental Challenge, P. 309) source

(The quote is also found in: Giant Steps: Small Changes To Make A Big Difference By Anthony Robbins, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1994, Sec. 5, Get The Knack Of Change, The Science Of Success Conditioning, P. 145) source

Note: i do not have the direct source of the quote. It appeared in: Democrat And Chronicle, Rochester, New York, February 19, 1894, Multum in Parvo, P. 2)


“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 13, The Ten-Day Mental Challenge, P.  315) source

Note: This is a MISQUOTATION. The quote is NOT by John Dryden.  Anyway, there is a similar quote that reads:

“…for our habits make us, and we make our habits” – Frederick Langbridge

(The Happiest Half-Hour: Sunday Talks With Children By Frederick Langbridge, Religious Tract Society, 1888, Ch. IX: Twigs And Trees, P. 65) source


“All too often, the security of a mediocre present is more comfortable than the adventure of trying to be more in the future.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 13, The Ten-Day Mental Challenge, P. 317) source


“Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.” – George Bernard Shaw

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 14, Ultimate Influence: Your Master System, Wealth Is The Results Of Effective Evaluations, P.  103 ) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Maxims for Revolutionists by Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Experience) source


“Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.” – Miguel De Cervantes

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 14, Ultimate Influence: Your Master System, Two Kinds Of Change, P. 334) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The History Of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha By Miguel De Cervantes, Translated By The Spanish By Motteux,In Five Volumes, Vol. V, Edinburgh: Hurst, Robinson, And Company, And Archibald Constable And Company, 1822, Ch. LXVII, P. 264) source

Another translation of the quote is

“Do away with the cause, you do away with the sin.” – Miguel De Cervantes

(Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes, Translated by John Ormsby, Edited By Anthony Uyl, Lulu.com, 2016, Ch. XLVII, P. 426) source

The quote in Spanish is:

“Quitada la causa, se quita el pecado” (Spanish)

(El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha, Parte Segunda, Tomo 2 Por Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Paris: Imprenta De Julio Didot Mayor, 1832, Capitulo LXVII, P. 329) source


“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, P. 341) source

The correct quote is:

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton

(The Man Nobody Knows: A Discovery Of The Real Jesus By Bruce Barton, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925, Ch. 1, The Executive, P. 18) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“A man’s character is his guardian divinity.” – Heraclitus

(Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, P. 342) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Heraclitus The Complete Fragments, Translation and Commentary And The Greek Text William Harris, Prof. Emeritus, Middlebury College, On The Divine, Fragment 119) source

Another translation of the quote is:

“A person’s character is his fate.” – Heraclitus

(Fragments By Heraclitus (Of Ephesus), Text And Translation With Commentary By T. M. Robinson, Toronto: University Of Toronto Press, 1987, Fragment 119, P. 69) source

The quote in Greek is:

“Ἡράκλειτος ἔφη ὡς ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων” (Greek)

(Heraclitus—Nimis Obscurē, Ross Coburn, 2017, B119, P. 164) source

Note: Here is a site complete with Heraclitus Fragment in both Greek and English translation. link

“Every time a value is born, existence takes on a new meaning; every time ones dies, some part of that meaning passes away.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, P. 344) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Modern Temper By Joseph Wood Krutch, Hardcourt, Brace, New York 1929, Ch. IV, Love –  Or The Life and Death of a Value, P. 94) source


“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, Moving-Towards Value) source

(The source of the quote is found in: They Call Me Coach By John Wooden, Jack Tobin, Bill Walton, McGraw Hill Professional, 2004, P. 68) source


“I hope we can build a university our football team can be proud of.” – University of Oklahoma

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, Moving-Away-From Values, P.  357) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, Tuesday, December 13, 1955, P. 4) source


“People will do more to avoid pain than they will to gain pleasure.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, The Source Of Self- Sabotage: Values Conflicts,  P. 357) source


“Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.” – Socrates

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, Change Your Values, And You Change Your Life) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Phaedrus By Plato, Translated By Benjamin Jowett, 360 B.C.E) source

(The quote is also found in:Selected Dialogues Of Plato: The Benjamin Jowett Translation, Revised And With An Introduction By Hayden Peliccia, New York: The Modern Library, 2001, Phaedrus, P. 197) source

Another English translation of the quote is:

“…grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within.” – Socrates

(Phaedrus By Plato, Translated With Introduction, And Notes By lexander Nehamas & Paul Woodruff, Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 1995, Phaedrus, P. 86) source

The quote in Greek is:

“…δοίητέ μοι καλῷ γενέσθαι τἄνδοθεν: ἔξωθεν δὲ ὅσα ἔχω…” (Greek)

(The quote in Greek is found in: Platonis Opera, Vol. 3, Edited By John Burnet, Oxford University Press, 1903) source

Note: You can read or download Phaerus in both Greek and English over here.


“We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 15, Life Values: Your Personal Compass, P. 367) source

Note: This is a Misquotation!

Aristotle did not say that line. It is written by Will Durant in his book “The Story Of Philosophy: The Lives And Opinions Of The World’s Greatest Philosophers“, Ch. VII, Ethics And The Nature Of Happiness, P. 98) source

Aristotle did said:

“…these virtues are formed in a man by his doing the actions.” – Aristotle

(Nicomachean Ethics By Aristotle, Courier Corporation, 2012, Book II, P. 25) source


“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.” – Henry Ward Beecher

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 16, Rules: If You’re Not Happy, Here’s Why!, P. 369) source

Note:  I still could not find the exact quote  as stated above. But there is a variant which I found:

“Hold yourself up to the highest conduct, always and everywhere.” – Henry Ward Beecher

(Sermons By Henry Ward Beecher, No. 1. Strength According To The Days, London: J. Heaton & Sons, 1864, Christian Heroism, II, P. 67) source


“The truth is that nothing has to happen in order for you to feel good.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 16, Rules: If You’re Not Happy, Here’s Why!, P. 372) source

(The quote is also found in: Giant Steps: Small Changes To A Big Difference By Anthony Robbins, New York: Simon And Schuster,, 2011. 259, P. 294) source


“Any fool can make a rule – And every fool will mind it.” – Henry David Thoreau

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 16: Rules: If You’re Not Happy, Here’s Why!, Judge And Jury, P. 374) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Heart Of Thoreau’s Journals Edited By Odell Shepard, Courier Corporation, 2013, 1860 That Black Artery, Feb.3, P. 213) source


“Never assume it comes to rules. Communicate.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster,2012, Rules: Ch. 16, If You’re Not Happy, Here’s Why!, Communicate Your Rules) source


“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric Of Life, ) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“…a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

(The source of the quote is found in: The Autocrat Of Tthe Breakfast-Table, Every Man His Own Boswell, By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston And New York: Houghton, Mifflin And Co., 1892, Ch. XI, P. 266) source


“The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.” – Lord Chesterfield

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 17, References: The Fabrics Of Life, What Are References?, P. 398) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The works Of Lord Chesterfield, Including His Letters To His Son, &c: To Which Is Prefixed An Original Life Of The Author, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838, Letter CXII, Letters To His Son, Bath, October 4. O. S. 1746 ,P. 143) source

(The quote is also found in: Lord Chesterfield’s Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners, London: Thomas Tegg And Son; Tegg, Wise, And Company,  Griffin And Company  And J. and S. A. Tegg,, 1835, Knowledge Of The World, How To Acquire A Knowledge Of The World, P. 52) source


“We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves.” – Orison Swett Marden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric Of Life, What Are References, P. 400) source

(The source of the quote is found in: You Can, But Will You ? By Orison Swett Marden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1920, Ch. Six, Have You The Alley-Cat Consciousness? ) source


“…repetition is the mother of skill.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 2, Decisions: The Pathway To Power, P. 39) source


“It is only with the heart that one eye can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric Of Life, Use Contrast To Put Your Life In Perspective, P. 170) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Little Prince Written And Illustrated By Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Translated From The French By Katherine Woods, Ch. 21, P. 48) source

The original quote in French is:

“on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” (French)

(Le Petit Prince By Antoine De Saint Exupéry, 1943, Ch. XXI, P. 67) source


“Limited references create a limited life. If you want to expand your life, you must expand your references by pursuing ideas and experiences that wouldn’t be a part of your life if you didn’t consciously seek them out.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, 2012, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric of Life, Use Contrast To Put Your Life In Perspective, P. 406) source


“Loss is imaginary. Nothing ever disappears in the universe; it only changes form.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster,, 1992, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric of Life, Use Contrast To Put Your Life In Perspective, P. 406) source


“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” – Walt Whitman

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric O Life, A Universe Of Ideas And Experiences, P. 406) source

(The quote is found in: Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman, Brooklyn, New York: Eakins Press, 1855, P. 34) source

(The quote is also found in: The Collected Writings Of Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, 1855-1856, Edited By Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White, New York University Press, 2008, Song Of Myself, 31, Line 663, P. 41) source


“Leaders are readers.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 13, The Ten-Day Mental Challenge, P. 318) source


“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric Of Life, Expand Your References And Expand Your Life, P. 409) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“…the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

(Profiles Of The Future: An Inquiry Into The Limits Of The Possible By Arthur C. Clarke, New York: Holt, Rinehart, And Winston, 1984, Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination, P. 36) source


“Expand your references, and you’ll immediately expand your life.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, References : The Fabric of Life, Expand Your References And Expand Your Life, P. 409) source


“…everything in life happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves us.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric of Life, Expand Your References And Expand Your Life, P. 409) source


“…it’s the moments of our life that shape us.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 17, References: The Fabric of Life, Expand Your References And Expand Your Life, P. 411) source


“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.” – Charles De Gaulle

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, P. 412) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Edge Of The Sword By Charles De Gaulle, Translated By Gerard Hopkins, New York: Citerion Books, 1960, P. 127) source

 The original quote in French is:

“On ne fait rien de grand sans de grands hommes, et ceux-ci le sont pour l’avoir voulu”.(French)

(The quote in French is found in: Le Fil De L’Épée Par Charles De Gaulle, Soixante-Douzieme Mille, Paris: Éditions Berger-Levrault, 1961, Le Politique Et Le Soldat, IV, P. 159) source

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Note: Should the link to the book “Le Fil De L’Épée” is not working, I’ve included an image taken from the book.

(The quote in French is also found in: Approches De La Philosophie Politique Du Général De Gaulle À Partir De sa Pensée Et De Son Action: Colloque Par Institut Charles De Gaulle, Paris: Éditions Cujas, 1983, P. 106) source


“…the beliefs that we use to define our own individuality, what makes us unique – good, bad, or indifferent – from other individuals.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, P. 413) source


“Your capability is constant, but how much of it you use depends upon the identity you have for yourself.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, P. 413) source


“Time and again, researchers have shown that students’ capabilities are powerfully impacted by the identities they develop for themselves as the result of teachers’ belief in their level of intelligence.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, 2012, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, P. 414) source


“The kind of person other people perceive you to be controls their responses to you.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992,  Ch. 18, Identity: The Key to Expansion, P. 414) source


“The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion) source

(The source of this quote is found in: The Journal Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edited By Robert Newton Linscott, Modern Library, 1960, P. 157) source


“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Essays: First Series By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Auckland, New Zealand: The Floating Press, 2009, Self-Reliance, P. 50) source

(The quote is also found: Essaya By Ralph Waldo Emerson, First Series, Boston: Philips, Sampson And Company, 1854, Self-Relience, P. 50) source


“…we look at what we do to determine who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, How Your Destiny Is Formed) source


“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, The Ultimate Pain-Seeds Of An Identity Crisis, P. 421) source

(The source of the quote is found in: John F. Kennedy Speeches, Remarks at the Convocation of the United Negro College Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 12, 1959) source


“His supreme agony was the disappearance of certainty, and he felt himself uprooted … Oh! What a frightful thing! The man projectile, no longer knowing his road and recoiling!” – Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, The Ultimate Pain – Seeds Of An Identity Crisis, P. 422 ) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Les Misérables By Victor Hugo, Part Fifth, Jean Valjean, Translated By Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall, Boston: Little Brown And Company, 1887, Book IV, Javert Derailed.) source


“I think, therefore I am.” – Rene Descartes

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, Who Are You, Anyway?, P. 424 ) source

Note: There are other English translations of the quote:

“I think, therefore I am”

(Discourse On The Method Of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason And of Seeking Truth In The Sciences By René Descartes, Part IV ) source

“I am thinking, therefore I exist”

(Discourse On The Method Of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason And Seeking Truth In The Sciences By René Descartes, Good Press, 2019, Part 4; P. 15) source

“I think, hence I am”

(Discourse On The Method Of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason And of Seeking Truth In The Sciences By René Descartes, Translated From The French With An Introduction, Edinburgh: Sutherland And Knox, London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1850, Part IV, P. 75) source

The quote in French is:

“je pense, donc je suis “ (French)

(Discours De La Méthode Pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, Et Chercher La Vérité Dans Les Sciences Par Descartes, A Paris: Chez Antoine Augustin Benouard, 1824, Quatriéme Partie, P. 64) source

Note: Descartes used the similar view of “I think, therefore I am” in another book. But this time he wrote it in Latin.

“Cogito, ergo sum” (Latin)

(Renati Des-cartes: Principia philosophiae, Amstelodami, Apud Ludovicum Elizevirium,1644, Principiorum Philosophiae, Pars Prima, De Principiis Cognitionis Humane, P. 2 & P. 3) source

(The quote in English translation is found in: The Principles Of Philosophy By Rene Descartes, Translated, With Explanatory Notes By Valentine Rodger Miller And Reese P. Miller, Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1982, P. 5 & P. 6) source


“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To expansion, The Future Of Your Identity, P. 431) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Motivating Humans : Goals, Emotions, And Personal Agency Beliefs by Martin E. Ford, SAGE, 1992, P. 17) source

Note: The citation the quote as mentioned above is NOT from the direct source.


“Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless – each of us with his or her right upon the earth; Each of allow’d the eternal purports of the earth; Each of us here as divinely as any is here.” – Walt Whitman

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 18, Identity: The Key To Expansion, The Future Of Your Identity, P. 314) source

(The source of this quote is found in: The Works Of Walt Whitman, With An Introduction By David Rogers And Bibliography, Wordsworth Poetry Library, 1995, Salut Au Monde!, 11, PP. 134-135) source

:(The quote is also found in: Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman, Philadelphia: David McKay, 1883, Salut Au Monde!,11, P. 119) source

(Another source of the quote is found here.) 


“Seeing’s believing, but feeling’s the truth.” – Thomas Fuller, M.D.

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 19, Emotional Destiny: The Only True Success Day One, P. 438) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Gnomologia: Adagies And Proverbs ; Wise Sentences And Witty Sayings, Ancient And Modern, Foreign And British Collected By Fuller, Thomas, London: B. Barker, A. Bettes-Worth And C. Hitch, 1732, 4087, P. 174) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“We are not limited by our old age; we are liberated by it.” – Stu Mittleman

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York:Simon And Schuster, 2012 , Ch. 20, Physical Destiny: Prison Of Pain Or Palace Of Pleasure Day Two) source

Note: I’ve yet to locate the original source of the quote.


“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 20, Physical Destiny: Prison Of Pain Or Palace O Pleasure Day Two, The Fountain Of Youth, P. 449) source

(Philosophische Untersuchungen/Philosophical Investigations By Ludwig Wittgenstein, Translated By G. E. M. Anscombe, P. M. S. Hacker And Joachim Schulte, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2009, 25, P. 375 ) source

(The source of the quote is also found in: Philosophical Investigations By Ludwig Wittgenstein, Translated By G. E. M. Anscombe, Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1958, Pt II, P. 178) source

The quote in German is:

“Der menschliche Körper ist das beste Bild der menschlichen Seele.” (German)

(Philosophische Untersuchungen/Philosophical Investigations By Ludwig Wittgenstein, Translated By G. E. M. Anscombe, P. M. S. Hacker And Joachim Schulte, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2009, 25, P. 374) source


“In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.” – Antonio Porchia

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2012, Ch. 21, Relationship Destiny: The Place To Share And Care -Day Three, P. 453) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Voces Reunidas: Edición, Prólogo, Tabla De variantes, Anexo Y Epílogo De Daniel González Dueñas Y Alejandro Toledo, Edición Integral, Pre-Textos, 2006, P. 262) source

The original quote is:

“In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. Who understands?” – Antonio Porchia

The quote in Spanish is:

“Todo cabe en un alma llena y nada cabe en un alma vacía Quién entiende, Quién entiende.” (Spanish)

(Voces Reunidas: Edición, Prólogo, Tabla De variantes, Anexo Y Epílogo De Daniel González Dueñas Y Alejandro Toledo, Edición Integral, Pre-Textos, 2006, P. 71) source

Note: You can see the quote in both Spanish and English language in: “Voices (English And Spanish Edition) By Antonio Porchio, Translated By W. S. Merwin, Copper Canyon Press, 2003, Page 90 & 91. source


“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.” – Ayn Rand

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007, Ch. 22, Financial Destiny: Small Steps To A Small (Or Large) Fortune – Day Four, The Distribution Wave Of The Future, P. 464) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand, Introduction By Leonard Peikoff, Penguin, 2005, Part I, Non-Contradiction, Ch. II The Chain) source

Note: You can get the FREE e-book  of “Atlas Shrugged” over HERE.


“Charity and personal force are the only investments.” – Walt Whitman

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 22, Financial Destiny: Small Steps To A Small (Or Large) Fortune – Day Four, The Distribution Wave Of The Future,  P. 470) source

Note: The complete quote is:

“Charity and personal force are the only investments worth any thing.” – Walt Whitman

(The Works Of Walt Whitman, With An Introduction By David Rogers And Bibliography, Wordsworth Poetry Library, 1995, Song Of Prudence, P. 342) source


“Go put your creed into your deed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 23, Be Impeccable: Your Code Of Conduct, P. 473) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Poems By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Auckland, New Zealand: The Floating Press, 2015, Ode, Sung In The Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857, P. 215) source


“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” – Oliver Goldsmith

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 23, Be Impeccable: Your Code Of Conduct, P. 474) source


“We have time enough if we will but use it aright.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 24, Master Your Time And Your Life – Day Six, III. Save Yourself Years, P. 479) source

Another  translation of the quote is:

“…one always has time enough, if one will apply it well…” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(The Autobiography Of Goethe: Truth And Poetry From My Own Life, Translated From The German By John Oxenford, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848, Part The Second, Tenth Book, P. 352) source

Another source of the quote is found here.

Note: I could not locate the source of the quote as published in “Awaken The Giant”.

The quote in German is:

“..man immer Zeit genug hat wenn man sie gut anwenden will…” (German)

(Aus Meinem Leben, Dichtung Und Wahrheit Von Goethe, Zwenter Theil, Was man in der Jugend wünſcht, Hat Man Im Alter Die Fülle, Wien, In Commission Den Geiftinger, 1813,  P. 307) source

(The quote in German is also found in: Goethe’s Poetische Und Prosaische Werke Des Ersten Bandes Zweite Abtheilung, J. G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung, 1836, P. 129) source

Note: The quote in German published in: Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary Of Quotations, 1989, Bartley.com and Time, Wikiquote are NOT CORRECT.


“The great man is he that does not lose his child’s-heart.” – Mencius

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007,  Ch. 25, Rest And Play: Even God Took One Day Off!, Day Seven) source

(The source of the quote is found in: The Works Of Mencius, Translated By James Legge, Courier Corporation, 2011, Book 4, Part II, Chapter 12) source

Note: Here are are two slightly different English translations:

“A great man is one who has not lost the heart of a new born babe.”

(This English translation is found in: Mencius, Indiana University, Early Chinese Thoughts, Translated By Robert Eno, 2010, Book 4, 4B .12, P. 45) source

“A great man is one who retains the heart of a newborn baby.”

(This translation is found in: Mencius, A Bilingual Edition , Translated By Dim Cheuk Lau, The Chinese University Press, 2003, Book IV, Part B, 12, P. 177) source

The quote in Mandarin is:

“養生者不足以當大事,惟送死可以當大事” (Mandarin)

(The Chinese Classics, Volume 2, The Works Of Mencius, Ch. 8, Li Lou II) source


“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.” – Dante

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, P. 485) source

(The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri, Translated By John Aitken Carlyle, Philip Henry Wicksteed, Thomas Okey, Charles Hall Grandgen, New York: The Modern Library, 1932, Paradise, Canto I, Line 34, P. 404 ) source

Other translations of the quote are:

“A small spark is followed by great flame.” –  Dante

(The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri: Paradiso, Translated By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Vol. III, Leipzig, Germany: rnard Tauchnitz, 1867, Paradise, Canto I, Line 34, P. 12) source

“From a small spark, great flame hath risen.” –  Dante

(The Vision; Or Hell, Purgatory, And Paradise Of ante Alighieri, Translated By The Rev. Henry Rancis Cary, London: William Smith, 1844, Paradise, Canto I, Line 34, P. 397) source

The quote in Italian is:

“Poca favilla gran flamma seconda.” (Italian)

(La Divina Commedia Di Dante Alighieri, Su Comenti Di Brunone Bianchi, Nuovamente, Palermo: Officio Tipografico Lo Bianco, 1858, Del Paradiso, Canto Primo, Line 34, P. 312) source

(The quote in Italian is also found in: The Paradiso Of Dante Alighieri, London: J. M. Dent, 1919, Paradiso, Canto I, Line 34, P. 4) source


“Every man is an impossibility until he is born.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, P.  486) source

(The source of the quote is found in: Self-reliance, And Other Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson, New York: Dover Publications, 1993, From Essays: Second Series (1844), Experience, P. 93) source

(The quote is also found in: Essays: Second Series By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Experience, 1844) source


“It was involuntary; they sank my boat.” – John F. Kennedy (when asked how he’d become a hero)

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, The Ultimate Solution, P.  489) source

(The source of the quote is found in: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum) source

(Another source of the quote is found in: National Archive, Prologue, Sixty Years Later, the Story of PT-109 Still Captivates By Stephen Plotkin, Summer 2003, Vol. 35, No. 2) source


“While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” – Eugene Victor Debs

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge What One Person Can Do, P. 496) source

Note: The correct quote is:

“While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal class I am of it; while there is a soul in prison I am not free.” – Eugene Victor Debs

(The source of the quote is found in: Labor And Freedom: The Voice And Pen of Eugene V. Debs, Good Press, 2009, Social Reform ) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 1992, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, P. 504) source

(The source of the quote is found in: They Call Me Coach By John R. Wooden And Jack Tobin, Contemporary Books, 1988, P. 62) source


“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Anthony Robbins

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster 2007, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, P. 508) source


“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” – Teilhard De Chardin

(Awaken The Giant Within: How To Take Immediate Control Of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical And Financial Destiny, New York: Simon And Schuster, 2007, Ch. 26, The Ultimate Challenge: What One Person Can Do, P. 512) source

Other translation of the quote is:

“The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” – Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

(Toward The Future By Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Translated By René Hague, A Harvest Book, Hardcourt Inc, 1934, The Evolution of Chastity, IV, The Value Of Virginity, PP .86-87) source

The quote in French is:

“Quelque jour, après l’éther, les vents, les marées, la gravitation, nous capterons, pour Dieu, les énergies de l’amour. Et alors, une deuxième fois, dans l’histoire du Monde, l’Homme aura trouvé le Feu.” (French)

(The quote in French is found in: Les Directions De L’avenir Par Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Paris: Éditions Du Seuil, 1973, L’Evolution De La Chasteté, IV La valeur De La Virginité, P. 92) source


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