65+ Claude M. Bristol Quotes On Why Thought, Belief & Vision Are So Important

Claude M. Bristol is the author of the book, The Magic of Believing which was published in 1948 and has sold over a million copies.

His words and message revolve around the power of your thoughts, belief, vision and how your mind creates your reality and that you have the ability to choose what you think and therefore, what you believe.

65+ Quotes By Claude M. Bristol That Will Help You See the Power of Your Mind

“Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage” – Claude M. Bristol

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Claude M. Bristol

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” – Claude M. Bristol

“We are moulded also by the thoughts of others; by what we hear in our social life, what we read in newspapers, magazines, and books, what we hear in the movies, the theatre, and on the radio; even by chance remarks from the conversation of bystanders –and these thoughts bombard us constantly. Some of them that accord with our own inmost thoughts and also open the way to greater visions in our life are helpful. But often there are thoughts that are upsetting, that weaken our self-confidence, and turn us away from our high purposes. It is these outside thoughts that are the trouble makers, and later I shall point out how you can keep free of them” – Claude M. Bristol

“Your very life is your thinking and the result of your thinking processes” – Claude M. Bristol

“Even though the decision you make may not be the best one, the mere deciding gives you strength and raises your morale. It’s the fear of doing the wrong thing that attracts the wrong thing. Decide and act, and the chances are that your troubles will fade into thin air –whether you make a mistake or not. All great men are men of quick decision which flows from their intuition, their accumulated knowledge, and previous experience. So learn to be quick in making decisions and audacious in your actions” – Claude M. Bristol

“We usually get what we anticipate” – Claude M. Bristol

“Learn to be quick in your decisions, and audacious in your actions” – Claude M. Bristol

“[People] never raise their sights, or realize that it’s just as easy to shoot a bird on a limb thirty feet above the ground, as it is to shoot at it on the ground the same distance away” – Claude M. Bristol

“It was desire that brought progress to the world” – Claude M. Bristol

“We do the impossible – any place, any time,” “If it can be done, we can do it,” “Do it now,” “Be a self-starter – don’t wait to be cranked” – Claude M. Bristol

“One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself” – Claude M. Bristol

“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” – Claude M. Bristol

“All great men, are men of quick decision” – Claude M. Bristol

“What the fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy” – Claude M. Bristol

“Whatever we fix our thoughts upon or steadily focus our imagination upon, that is what we attract.” – Claude M. Bristol

“Doing things for others always pays dividends” – Claude M. Bristol

“If you believe you can do a thing, you can do it” – Claude M. Bristol

“You have to think big to be big” – Claude M. Bristol

“Your constant affirmations until belief in your goal becomes a vital part of you and you feel it in your blood, your bones, and in every tissue of your body” – Claude M. Bristol

“To become the person you would like to be, you create a mental picture of your newly conceived self, and if you continue to hold it, the day will come when you are in reality, that person” – Claude M. Bristol

“We usually get what we anticipate” – Claude M. Bristol

“What do you seek? Pay the price and take it away. There is no limit to the supply, but the more precious the thing you seek the higher the price” – Claude M. Bristol

“Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are” – Claude M. Bristol

“It is the image created in his mind that gives reality to the world outside of him” – Claude M. Bristol

“To win you’ve got to stay in the game” – Claude M. Bristol

“To create power is like a magnet, this is true because this creative power operates like a magnet. Give it a strong clear picture of what you want and this creative power starts to work magnetizing conditions about you – attracting to you things, resources, opportunities, circumstances and even the people you need to help bring to pass in your outer life what you have pictured” – Claude M. Bristol

“Thought attracts that upon which it is directed” – Claude M. Bristol

“The more interest you take in your work, naturally the more attention you give it, and the greater are the results” – Claude M. Bristol

“Back your belief with a resolute will and you become unconquerable – a master of men among men – yourself” – Claude M. Bristol

“Whether we know it or not, we are all engaged in the selling of something; if not our wares, then our personalities, our services, our ideas” – Claude M. Bristol

“In this life, anything can happen – and what can help bring it to pass is hope” – Claude M. Bristol

“Learn to be quick in your decisions, and audacious in your actions” – Claude M. Bristol

“Assert yourself to be the creator and boss of your own habits of thought-in fact, become unconquerable” – Claude M. Bristol

“Back your belief with a resolute will and you become unconquerable – a master of men among men – yourself” – Claude M. Bristol

“Doing things for others always pays dividends” – Claude M. Bristol

“The whole idea is to enable you to see mentally the picture at all hours of the day” – Claude M. Bristol

“Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged” – Claude M. Bristol

“Just believe that there is genuine creative magic in believing, and magic there will be, for belief will supply the power which will enable you to succeed in everything you undertake” – Claude M. Bristol

“However, I would like to point out that hard work alone will not bring success. The world is filled with people who have worked hard but have little to show for it. Something more than hard work is necessary: It is creative thinking and firm belief in your ability to execute your ideas. The successful people in history have succeeded through their thinking. Their hands were merely helpers to their brains” – Claude M. Bristol

“History is replete with the stories of strong-minded, resolutely willed individuals, who, steadfastly holding to their inner convictions, have been able to inspire their fellow-man, and in the face of tremendous and determined opposition have literally created out of nothing great businesses, huge empires, and new worlds” – Claude M. Bristol

“All of you have heard of Dr. Emil Coue, the Frenchman who was in this country a few years ago, telling people they could cure themselves if they would adopt his plan. His idea was that you should say to yourself “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Just ponder over that for a minute” – Claude M. Bristol

Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that the ancestor of every action is thought; when we understand that, we begin to comprehend that our world is governed by thought and that everything without had its counterpart originally within the mind” – Claude M. Bristol

“You must start with desire, keeping in mind that with the magic of believing you can obtain what you picture in your mind’s eye” – Claude M. Bristol

“Your mind can be compared to that space: you can’t keep your mind filled with negative thoughts or doubts if you have it filled with positive, powerful, and creative thoughts” – Claude M. Bristol

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen” – Claude M. Bristol

“Just believe that there is genuine creative magic in believing, and magic there will be, for belief will supply the power which will enable you to succeed in everything you undertake” – Claude M. Bristol

“The truth is that when you talk about what you’re going to do, you scatter your forces. You lose the close connection with the subconscious, and you frequently find that unless you do as here directed, you will have to start all over again in your program of achievement” – Claude M. Bristol

“Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” – Claude M. Bristol

“During the night one of the men complained of lack of air, and upon arising he groped through the dark to what he thought was the window. He couldn’t open it, and, after finding a shoe, knocked out the pane of glass. Then they slept comfortably the rest of the night, only to discover at dawn that the window was intact. What had been smashed was the glass door to a closet!” – Claude M. Bristol

“Know thyself, know thy power” – Claude M. Bristol

“Everything we have in the modern world is the result of desire.  Indeed, desire is the motivating force of life itself” – Claude M. Bristol

“You are constantly being swayed by what you read, see, and hear, and as a result the co-ordinating part of this creative force turns to gathering together all these scattered elements in a confused mass, instead of devoting itself to making a clear and dynamic picture of your desire” – Claude M. Bristol

“Success is a matter of never-ceasing application. You must forever work at it diligently. Otherwise it takes wings and flies away” – Claude M. Bristol

“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” – Claude M. Bristol

“Many engage in wishful thinking, but wishful thinking in itself is without effect simply because the power factor is missing” – Claude M. Bristol

“No one ever defeated a resolute will.  Even death stands still before such a will” – Claude M. Bristol

“What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly. You are the product of your own thought. What you believe yourself to be, you are” – Claude M. Bristol

“You must have a mental pattern clearly drawn in your mind. Ask yourself, where am I headed? What is my goal? Have I visualized just what I really want? If success is to be measured in terms of wealth, can you fix the amount in figures? If in terms of achievement, can you specify it definitely?” – Claude M. Bristol

“If you can convince yourself, you can convince the other fellow” – Claude M. Bristol

“Thoughts create only according to their pitch, intensity, emotional quality, depth of feeling or vibrational plane” – Claude M. Bristol

“Shakespeare said: “Assume a virtue if you have it not” – Claude M. Bristol

“Assert yourself to be the creator and boss of your own habits of thought-in fact, become unconquerable” – Claude M. Bristol

“The more interest you take in your work, naturally the more attention you give it, and the greater are the results” – Claude M. Bristol

“What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly.” – Claude M. Bristol

“A cracked or broken mirror isn’t going to bring you bad luck unless you believe in it” – Claude M. Bristol

“All great men are men of quick decision” – Claude M. Bristol

“You have to think big to be big” – Claude M. Bristol

“Self-knowers always dwell in El Dorado; they drink from the fountain of youth, and at all times owners of all they wish to enjoy” – Claude M. Bristol

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