Why you should learn to trust in yourself, your heart and never listen to or trust that politicians will deliver on their promises. Why your success, happiness and dreams depend upon you and you only.
In this video coaching newsletter I discuss politics, success, health, wealth, freedom, happiness, honor, the banking system and peak performance, as I go through several dozen quotes from some of the worlds most successful, wise and inspirational people from the past several thousand years. These are quotes I have accumulated over the past twenty five years of my adult life.
The quotes are listed below. After the quotes I share two YouTube videos you should check out: 1) Bill Still’s documentary “The Secret of Oz” and 2) Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech. They are both definitely worth your time.
Here’s the list of quotes I discuss in today’s Video Coaching Newsletter:
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” ~ Samuel Adams, 1776
“All of the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arises, not from the defects of the constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” ~ John Adams, Founding Father of the American Constitution.
“It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from his government” ~ Thomas Paine.
Dostoevsky: “A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else.”
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Smith
“The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” ~ Aristotle
“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.” ~ President Calvin Coolidge
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant & a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” ~ George Washington
“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” ~ Adrian Rogers, 1931
“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx
“To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.” ~ Martin Luther King
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell
Mahatama Gandhi ~ “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
“There is no passion to be found in playing small-in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957)
“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last… but eat you he will.” ~ Ronald Reagan
“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid” ~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked…and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.” ~ General Omar N. Bradley, General of the US Army (1893-1981)
“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.” ~ Gandhi
“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” ~ Tacitus
“Lead a life of your own design, on your own terms—not one that others, or the environment have scripted for you.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” ~ Jerry Rice
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. And what I can do, I ought to do; what I ought to do, by the Grace of God, I WILL do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
“To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated over, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither right, nor knowledge, nor virtue.” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
“Life’s tough, pilgrim, and it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” ~ John Wayne
“The real battle is won in the mind. Its won by guys who understand their area of weakness. Who sit and think about it. Plotting and planning to improve. Attending to the detail, they work on their weaknesses and overcome them. Because they can.” ~ Marcus Luttrell “Lone Survivor”
“The more you work at just being yourself, the more likely you’ll feel purposeful and significant in your life.” ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
“Most of the important things in the world were accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Carnegie
“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
~ John D. Rockefeller
“The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices — paid by others.” ~ Thomas Sowell
“The greatest Glory of a free-born People, is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.” ~ William Havard
“A leader leads by example not by force.” ~ Sun Tzu
“Success is a by-product of doing something you like, and doing it really well.” ~ Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
“Having a vision for what you want is not enough! Vision without execution is hallucination.” ~ Thomas Edison
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you and you can change it.” ~ Steve Jobs
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~ Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” ~ Major L L B Angus.
“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).
“Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” ~ Karl Marx writing in the Communist Manifesto (1848).
“The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. By adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.” Abraham Lincoln, US President 1861-5.
“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people.” ~ Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” ~ John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” ~ President Washington’s Fairwell Address , September 17th 1796.
“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~ Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
“One of the penalties for not being involved in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ~ PLATO
“[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore… never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge William Johnson, 1823
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” ~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005.
“The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” ~ Don Shula
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Acidosis and Toxicosis are the primary causes of all disease. Rid the body of these poisons and correct the habits of living, and good health will be regained and maintained” and, “just as maggots and flies require the filth of the manure pile in which they grow and propagate, so the human organism must become broken down and filthy through bad habits of living before the tissues and juices of the body will permit the harboring and growth of any noxious bacteria.”
“However, in view of the scientific researches which have been cast aside by medicine it is just as reasonable to assume that the maggots and flies found in a manure pile caused the manure pile as it is to assume that the various kinds of germs found in a thoroughly filthy body, caused the condition of ill health.”
~ P.L. Clark, BS, MD, Ph.Sa
“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” ~ Sun Tzu
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ~ Maya Angelou
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.” ~ Elaine Maxwell
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~ Arthur Ashe
Thomas Jefferson: “The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
“Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.” ~ Navy SEAL Creed
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“All of the problems of society such as war, poverty, oppression, lack of wealth and job opportunities are a direct result of humanity collectively giving their power away to dishonest, corrupt, morally compromised, devious, inept, incompetent, phony politicians, and delusionaly hoping that they are doing the right thing, but deep down knowing that they are fucking us over and only looking out for themselves. Most people either don’t know how to or don’t want the responsibility for their own happiness, success and dreams. Therefore, they stick their heads in the sand and hope that someone else fixes their problems. This is cognitive dissonance. Collectively seeing what we want and ignoring the reality of what’s really going on so we don’t have to take any personal responsibility for the fact that things are so fucked up. The only way things will change is when enough people realize that it’s their personal responsibility to be informed, educated, free, enlightened and take action to fix things and no longer tolerate vain and aspiring people selling them a load of bullshit.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne