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Dorothea Brande Quotes


A well-respected writer and editor in New York.
(1893 – 1948)

A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
[Decisions]
 

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
[Positive]
 

Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
[Courage]
 

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
 

By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
[Hope]
 

Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.
[Visualization]
 

Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
[Hope]
 

Old habits are strong and jealous.
 

So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
 

The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
[Ignorance]
 

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappi-ness if allowed to grow.
[Positive]
 

To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.
 

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.