Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin and Josephine Gross, Ph.D.

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
— Seneca

People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them.
— Epictetus

A verse from the Veda says, “What you see, you become.” In other words,
just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are.
This is a quite literal statement.
— Deepak Chopra

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
— Napoleon Hill

People only see what they are prepared to see.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything you can imagine is real.
— Pablo Picasso

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
— James Allen

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.
— Henry Ford

We can not change the world. The world is merely a result of the way we think.
In order to bring about change, we need to change our thinking.
— James Twyman

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
— Abraham Maslow

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the
workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
— Napoleon Hill

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy and prosperous being; and happiness, health and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer, of the man with his surroundings.
— James Allen

When your consciousness is directed outward, mind and world arise. When it is
directed inward, it realizes its own Source and returns home into the Unmanifested.
— Eckhart Tolle

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
— Henry David Thoreau

The Law of Karma… Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you.
— Deepak Chopra

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
— Henry David Thoreau

All your wavering is due to longing to be stable!
Look for instability, until you become stable.
All your indigestion is due to wanting to digest!
If you give up having digestion, poison becomes digestible.
All your failures appear in your search for success!
Surrender, and all victories flow your way.
— Rumi (translated by Rassouli)