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Claude M. Bristol Quotes


An author best known for his book The Magic of Believing, published in 1948, which has sold well over a million copies, and is widely regarded as a prosperity classic.
(1891 - 1951)

Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you.
 

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
 

Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.
 

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
[Determination]
 

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
 

One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
[Success]
 

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.
 

The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.
[Goals]
 

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
[Thought]
 

To win you've got to stay in the game.
 

We usually get what we anticipate.
[Expectation]
 

You have to think big to be big.
 

You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires.