Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

— Christian D. Larson

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Never try to compel others to change;

leave them free to change naturally and orderly because they want to; and they will want to when they find that your change was worthwhile. To inspire in others a desire to chance for the better is truly noble; but this you can do only by leaving them alone, and becoming more noble yourself.

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Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

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To give so much time to the improvement of yourself That you have no time to criticise others, To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, And too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

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We are always imagining something, It is practically impossible to be awake without imagining something. Then why not imagine something at all times that will inspire the powers within us to do greater and greater things?

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The more grateful you are for everything good that comes into your life, the more closely you place your mind in contact with that power in life that can produce greater good.

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The true optimist not only expects the best to happen, but goes to work to make the best happen. The true optimist not only looks upon the bright side, but trains every force that is in him to produce more and more brightness in his life….

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The pessimist waits for better times, and expects to keep on waiting;

the optimist goes to work with the best that is at hand now, and proceeds to create better times.

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Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

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The true purpose of the strong is to promote greater strength in the weak, and not to keep the weak in that state where they are at the mercy of the strong.

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True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love.

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It is just as necessary to forgive ourselves as it is to forgive others, and the principal reason why forgiveness seemed so difficult is because we have neglected to forgive ourselves.

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Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is some thing in them.

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About Christian D. Larson

Quotes 44 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday 1874

Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

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It is better to have faith in everybody and be deceived occasionally than to mistrust everybody and be deceived almost constantly.

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To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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Make your optimism come true.

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The real feeling of youth comes when we actually think in the consciousness of youth and give the realization of the now to every thought.

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The more you think of harmony, of health, of success, of happiness, of things that are desirable, of things that are beautiful, of things that have true worth, the more the mind will tend to build all those things in yourself, provided, of course, that all such thinking is subjective.

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PROMISE YOURSELF To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

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Happiness, however, is not the result of any one single cause.

It is the result of many ideal states of being grouped together into one harmonious whole.

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To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable.

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A man who is morally clean, other things being equal, has in every instance, greater agility, greater capacity, and greater endurance by far than the man who is not. While the latter is wasting his creative energies in useless pleasures, as well as in disease producing habits, the former is turning all of his creative energy into ability and genius, and the result is evident.

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When your thinking is brilliant, you will be brilliant, but if your thinking is not brilliant you will not be brilliant, no matter how brilliant you may think you are.

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The average person is full of artificial desires, desires that have been suggested by what other people possess or require.

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Depend only upon yourself, but work in harmony with all things.

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Our success will not come from the acts of our forefathers, but can come alone from what we are doing now. Those who have inherited rich blood can use that richness in building greatness in themselves, but those who have not the privilege of such inheritance need not be discouraged. They can create their own rich blood and make it as rich as they like.

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Whenever you permit yourself to think what persons, things, conditions, or circumstances may suggest, you are not following what you want to think. You are not following your own desires but borrowed desires. Use your imagination in determining what you want to think or do.

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When you think that you are beautiful, you are liable to think that you are more beautiful than others, and such a thought is not a beautiful thought. To recognize or criticize ugliness and inferiority in others is to create the inferior and the ugly in yourself, and what you create in yourself will sooner or later be expressed through your mind and personality.

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What you admire in others will develop in yourself.

Therefore, to love the ordinary in any one is to become ordinary, while to love the noble and the lofty in all minds is to grow into the likeness of that which is noble and lofty.

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Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

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The secret of the master mind is found wholly in the use of imagination.

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Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power;

we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen to us in the future.

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Nature intends all men and women to be mental and spiritual giants, and does not intend that any one should follow the will of another.

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What we love in others we not only awaken in others, but we develop those very things more or less in ourselves.

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The habit of giving up when the present task is half finished and try something else is one of the chief causes of failure.

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Whenever you appreciate a certain thing you become conscious of its real quality, and whenever you become conscious of the quality of anything, you begin to develop that quality in yourself. When we appreciate the worth of a person, we tend to impress the idea of that worth in our own minds, and thereby cause the same effect to be produced, in a measure, in ourselves.

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One of the principal reasons why so many fail to get what they want is because they do not definitely know what they want, or because they change their wants almost every day. Know what you want and continue to want it. You will get it if you combine desire with faith. The power of desire when combined with faith becomes invincible.

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The desire to criticise becomes less and less as the character is developed.

It is the mark of a fine character never to be critical and to mention but rarely the faults of others. A strong character does not resist evil, but uses their strength in building the good. They know that when the light is made strong, the darkness will disappear of itself.

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The master mind is the mind that thinks what it wants to think, regardless of what circumstances, environment or associations may suggest.

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When we realize that the strength of the Infinite is our strength and that the strength of the Infinite is limitless, we must come to the conclusion that we are capable of doing anything that the living of a great life may demand.

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That person who declares that there is always something wrong is always doing something to make things wrong.

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Life becomes the way it is lived; and man may live the way he wants to live when he learns to think what he wants to think.

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When anyone is going wrong, it is a mistake to warn him not to go further.

It is also a mistake to leave him alone. The proper course is to call his attention to something better, and frame our conversation in such a way that he becomes wholly absorbed in the better. He will then forget his old mistakes, his old faults and his old desires, and will give all his life and power to the building of that better which has engaged his new interest.

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