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Quotes

Quotes and Truth Coaches (TC's) are one of the same, pithy one liners that sum up truth.
"The mind is it's own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell - a hell of heaven." John Milton
"Whatever the mind perceives as true, becomes true." - Unknown
"They themselves are makers of themselves." - James Allen
 "As a man thinks in his heart (subconscious), so is he," - Proverbs 23:7
"The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of" - Pascal 
"Your happiness most often depends on how you hold your mouth." - Unknown 
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin
"The first and best victory is to conquer self." - Plato 
"Guard the affections of the heart, for out of them spring all the issues of life" - Proverbs 4:23
"The best and most beautiful things in the worldcannot be seen or even touched.They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
"If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
it's almost certain you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, 
but sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who believes he can." - Unknown
"Whether you think you can do it or think you cannot, you are probably right." - Henry Ford
"Children are excellent recorders of their experiences but poor interpreters." - David Riddell 
"You only ever loan your power, it can never be taken away - power is as power is perceived." - David Riddell 
"There is nothing so dangerous as a faulty belief" - David Riddell 
"Your life can only become what your child-hood conclusions will allow." - David Riddell
"No person can make real choices until his or her mind has access to real alternatives." - David Riddell
"Our mind determines our perception of reality, not reality itself." - David Riddell
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind" - Romans 12:2 
"Monitouring your own thinking, feeling and behaviour (awareness) is the first step to emotional wellness." - David Riddell
“Emotional pain always results when life’s experiences go beyond the answers we already have. 
Dig deeper for more wisdom or go on hurting,” - David Riddell
"Your suffering is the pain of holding onto that which no longer serves you." - Kahlil Gabran
"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how
anybody or anything outside us will affect us." - Stephen Covey
"Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we think up to hide them." - Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself." - Galileo
"The more you let yourself be, the more you get to be yourself." - unknown
"Lose your mind and come to your senses." - Fritz Perls
"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." - Sigmund Freud
"I am the way the Truth and the life" - Jesus Christ
"If hell has a gate, then it is locked from the inside." - unknown 
“Preach the Gospel all the time. If necessary use words.” - Francis of Assisi 13th C
“People become like what they love.” (Richard Rolle 14th C)
"Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except Heaven, 
and as a universal provider of everything but happiness." - Wall Street Journal
"What is the missing insight that is so crucial for you yourself to discover and to grasp,
if you want to move on in your life's journey?"' - David Riddell 
"'Sometimes you have to tell unhelpful feeling's to just 'sit down and shut-up!'" - David Riddell
"Anyone can be angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree,
at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy." - Aristotle
"Good mental health is: Knowing what you feel, accepting what you feel and 
expressing what you feel in acceptable ways." - Doc Downing
"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery-- always buzzing, humming, 
soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?" -   Virginia Woolf
"Make your mind your own best friend" - David Riddell
"Change takes place when truth is presented in relationship" - L Crabb
"The man who opts for revenge should dig two graves" - Chinese Proverb
"Forgiveness is giving up your right to hurt someone after they have hurt you" - Focus on the Family
"Refusing to forgive is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die" - David Riddell
"Without forgiveness, the victim soon winds up imitating the bad attitude and behaviour of the offender." - David Riddell
"Forgiveness clears the table, which only then makes space for trust to be regained, via spelling out expectations
leading to predictable (trustworthy) behaviour." - David Riddell
"Vague apologies are worse than no apologies at all. What specifically is it that you regret? "Sorry" is meaningless
and counterproductive until it is specified." - David Riddell
“When stress levels rise do four things. Relax, breathe deeply, face your secret fear and tell yourself the truth.” David Riddell
"Just because you forgive someone does not mean you must trust them - that has to be earned back again." - David Riddell
"Life is not built on acquisitions and accomplishments, it's built on relationships." - David Riddell
"Listen with your eyes, listen with your heart, listen with full and vibrant contact." - unknown
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Hellen Keller
"Less is More" - unknown
"Humility doesn't mean thinking less of yourself, it just means thinking of yourself less." - Bob Gass
"Some people find fault like there's a reward for it." - Zig Ziglar
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Victor Frankl
"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou
"Hurt people, hurt people" - Mick Duncan
"People only care how much you know when they know how much you care" - unknown
"No God no peace, know God know peace" - unknown
"Life is 10%  what happens to you, and 90%  how you respond to it." - unknown
"It's not what happens to you in life, but more what happens in you that counts" - Bill Wilson
"Life is 10% aptitude, and 90% attitude." - unknown
"One of the secrets of life is  to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks."  - Jack Penn
"Experience is a hard  teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."  -- Vernon Law 
"To live only for some future  goal is shallow.  It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top."  - Robert M. Pirsig "Character' is doing the right  thing when nobody's looking."  - J.C. Watts 
"Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The truth is - forgiveness is the only way to have peace !" - Bob Gass
“A good friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”  - Anonymous
"Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness" - unknown
"Committing an injury puts you below your enemy; taking revenge makes you even with him;
forgiving him sets you above." - Dr. James B. Mooneyham 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead 

More Quotes and Wisdom from Dr Doc Downing – Matt Perelstein and Others
"There is nothing noble in being superior to another man.
True nobility is in being superior to your previous self." – Hindu proverb 
"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn." – Ben Franklin
"In each of us there are places we have never gone. 
Only by pressing the limits can we ever find them." - Dr Joyce Brothers
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
"I am through being a victim and finished blaming others. NOW WHAT?!? Even though I am afraid, I am turning my anger into love, my sadness into joy, and my depression into personal power! Now I choose to feel ALIVE!!"
"There are two kinds of Power:
Position Power (you do what I say because I am bigger, stronger, or have more authority over you) 
Personal Power (I respond to you because I care about you and your feelings)"
"Give something a reason to exist and it will persist."
"Only when we become responsible for our irresponsibility can we change it. "
"If you are creating feelings of Powerlessness, you can un-create them. It is only by taking responsibility for how you feel and how you behave that you can change."
"What you believe is not who you are, it is what you learned or decided to be."
"One of the most important distinctions you can learn to make:     What is my problem, vs. what is NOT my problem."
"Being defensive is a waste of time. -  If I am wrong, I need to change. -  If I am right, right is it's own defence."
"We can only be where we're at, emotionally, we can't be anywhere else."
"The 4 Steps to Learning:
  1. Unconsciously Incompetent (we don't know that we don't know)
  2. Consciously Incompetent (we find out that we don't know)
  3. Consciously Competent (we find out how to know)
  4. Unconsciously Competent (we know without having to think about it)"
"Three Powerful ways to respond as an active listener:"
         "I can understand that."
         "I can appreciate that."
         "I can accept that."
"Convince a man against his will, he is of the same opinion still."
"Acceptance doesn't necessarily mean Approval."
"There is nothing that is good or bad, but thinking makes it so." – Macbeth
"Men are disturbed not by things but by the view they take on them." - Epictetus
"We do not react to the people, events or words themselves; - We react to what they MEAN to us."
"Emotional intelligence (EQ), can matter as much as IQ in determining a person's well-being and effectiveness in life."
- Dr. Claude Steiner
"There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Our state of mental health is directly related to our sense of Belonging." - Dr. Rudolph Dreikurs
"We add to our own pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and taking things too personally." - Dalai Lama
"We often spend so much time coping with problems that we only have a dim or even 
inaccurate view of what's really important to us." - Peter Senge
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." - Albert Einstein
"There are 2 kinds of Guilt: a punishing, unhealthy guilt, and a productive, mature guilt."
"The more you know, the better your best can be."
"You do not react to people, events or words. 
You react to what they mean to you, and YOU choose the meanings."
"Love is a Decision."
"The opposite of LOVE is INDIFFERENCE."
"We get through FEAR by doing what we are afraid to do."
"What you DO speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you SAY."
"If what you say and what you do don’t match, you’re lying to yourself."
"What you’re doing is what you want to do".
"You can only make logical decisions about what you are aware of."
"What you protect, you make weak."
"Awareness is the first key to Change."
"Difference doesn’t make WRONG, it makes INTERESTING."
"What you resist will persist."
"We are loved every bit as much as we can Stand it."
"Reality is what you get used to."
Quotes from ViKtor E Frankl

"A human being is a deciding being." 
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. - 
In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. "
"Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life;
to life he can only respond by being responsible." 
"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for."
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment
that demands fulfilment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus,
everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it."
"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
"Fear may come true that which one is afraid of."
"For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. 
What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general 
but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment." 
"Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives." 
"Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time." 
"The last of human freedoms - the ability to choose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances."
"Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked." 
"What is to give light must endure burning." 
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."