An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The whole idea is to enable you to see mentally the picture at all hours of the day.


Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951, American author of "The Magic Of Believing")


A couple of times a day I sit quietly and visualize my body fighting the AIDS virus. It's the same as me sitting and seeing myself hit the perfect serve. I did that often when I was an athlete.


Arthur Ashe (1943-1993, African-American tennis player)


You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.


Ingrid Bengis


The real trick is to make the moves in your head first, as a way of testing them out.


Juliene Berk


See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.


Cherie Carter-Scott


See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.


Robert Collier (1885-1950, American writer, publisher)


It helped me in the air to keep my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown.


Diana Cooper


I have always been driven by some distant music -- a battle hymn no doubt -- for I have been at war from the beginning. I've never looked back before. I've never had the time and it has always seemed so dangerous.


Bette Davis (1908-1989, American actress, producer)


An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way


Edna Ferber (1887-1968, American author)


I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.


Charles A. Garfield (American peak performance expert, researcher, trainer)


People don't pay much attention to you when you are second best. I wanted to see what it felt like to be number one.


Florence Griffith-Joyner (1959-, American track athlete)


Mentally imagine you are buying the business or applying for the job that will earn your fortune. Review each step you'd take, the obstacles you might meet, the difficulties you would meet. Continue imagining each step until you mentally reach your wealth goal.


Tyler G. Hicks (American entrepreneur)


Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought...


Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899, American orator, lawyer)


You can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. The first thing each morning, and the last thing each night, suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. Address such suggestions to yourself, silently or aloud, until they are deeply impressed upon your mind.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.


Ronnie Lott


Developing a prototype early is the number one goal for our designers, or anyone else who has an idea, for that matter. We don't trust it until we can see it and feel it.


Win Ng


Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.


Frederick Pierce


Dreams grow holy put in action; work grows fair through starry dreaming. But where each flows on unmingling, both are fruitless and in vain.


Adelaide Proctor


Those who begin many things finish but a few


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.


Agnes Repplier (1858-1950, American author, social critic)


A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.


Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French aviator, writer)


Nimble thought can jump both sea and land.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.


David Seabury (American doctor, author)


To pursue yourself is an interesting and absorbing thing to do. Once you have caught the scent of a hidden being, your own hidden being, you won't readily be deflected from the tracking down of it.


Cynthia Propper Seton


My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


Visualization lets you concentrate on all the positive aspects of your game.


Curtis Strange (1963-, American golfer)


Ideas cross mountains, borders, and seas. They go anywhere a man can go...


The Houston Times


Don't leave before the miracle happens!


Author Unknown


Picture in your mind a sense of personal destiny!


Author Unknown


The artist doesn't see things as they are, but as he is.


Author Unknown


I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It's like having a mental workshop.


Jack Youngblood


I am thought. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.


Peter Nivio Zarlenga (American businessman, founder of Blockbuster Videos)


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