31 David J Schwartz Quotes (The Magic of Thinking Big)

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31 David J Schwartz Quotes

1. “A man big enough to be humble appears more confident than the insecure man who feels compelled to call attention to his accomplishments. A little modesty goes a long way.” – David J. Schwartz

2. “Build castles, don’t dig graves.” – David J. Schwartz

3. “It’s not too wild a guess that, of all living creatures, probably not more than one in ten million is a human being. A person is a biological rarity. He is important in God’s scheme of things.” – David J. Schwartz

4. “Nothing – absolutely nothing – in this life gives you more satisfaction than knowing you’re on the road to success and achievement. And nothing stands as a bigger challenge than making the most of yourself.” – David J. Schwartz

5. “Remember, the main job of the leader is thinking. And the best preparation for leadership is thinking.” – David J. Schwartz

6. “The only thing that counts about one’s vocabulary, is the effect his words and phrases have on his own and others’ thinking.” – David J. Schwartz

7. “Then it dawned on me that no one else was going to believe in me until I believed in myself.” – David J. Schwartz

8. “Whether the psychological problem is big or little, the cure comes when one learns to quit drawing negative form one’s memory bank and withdraws positive instead.” – David J. Schwartz

9. “Action cures fear.” – David J. Schwartz


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10. “Every day thousands of people bury good ideas because they are afraid to act on them. And afterwards, the ghosts of these ideas come back to haunt them.” – David J. Schwartz


11. “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present.” – David J. Schwartz

12. “Persons who reach the higher rungs in business management, selling, engineering, religious work, writing, acting & in every other pursuit get there by following conscientiously & continuously a plan for self-development & growth.” – David J. Schwartz

13. “Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.” – David J. Schwartz

14. “The point is this: Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others. To think big, we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images.” – David J. Schwartz

15. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” – David J. Schwartz

16. “You win when you refuse to fight petty people. Fighting little people reduces you to their size.” – David J. Schwartz

17. “Belief triggers the power to do.” – David J. Schwartz


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18. “Every extra effort they put forth. Praise is the greatest single incentive you can give people, and it costs you nothing.” – David J. Schwartz


19. “Look important. It helps you think important. How you look on the outside has a lot to do with how you feel on the inside.” – David J. Schwartz

20. “Practice calling people by their names. Every year shrewd manufacturers sell more briefcases, pencils, Bibles, and hundreds of other items just by putting the buyer’s name on the product. People like to be called by name. It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name.” – David J. Schwartz

21. “Success shuns the man who lacks ideas.” – David J. Schwartz

22. “The success combination in business is: Do what you do better and do more of what you do.” – David J. Schwartz

23. “Think you are weak, think you lack what it takes, think you will lose, think you are second class – think this way and you are doomed to mediocrity.” – David J. Schwartz

24. “You would be surprised how many really big people have a clear, definite, even written plan for liking people.” – David J. Schwartz

25. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” – David J. Schwartz

26. “Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.” – David J. Schwartz

27. “Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.” – David J. Schwartz


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28. “Put these two thoughts deep in your mind. First, give your ideas value by acting on them.” – David J. Schwartz


29. “The mind is what the mind is fed.” – David J. Schwartz

30. “The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have.” – David J. Schwartz

31. “Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.” – David J. Schwartz



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