Denis Waitley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old denis waitley quotes, denis waitley sayings, and denis waitley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.     

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Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

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A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.     

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Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem.     

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Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.     

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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.     

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A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.     

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Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire, you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.     

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Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.     

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Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.     

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Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.     

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.     

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The first best-kept secret of total success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others.     

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To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.     

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You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.     

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Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.     

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Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.     

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Optimism boosts your energy and focuses your sights on reaching your goals, rather than wallowing in your setbacks.     

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Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.     

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Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.     

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Habits begin as offhanded remarks, ideas and images. And then, layer upon layer, through practice, they grow from cobwebs into cables that shackle or strengthen our lives.     

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The reason so many individuals fail to achieve their goals in life is that they never really set them in the first place.     

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Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable     

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Chase your passion, not your pension.     

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Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.     

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It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.     

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Chase your passion, not your pension.     

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Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.     

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The easiest thing is to make sure you feel happy and satisfied in this moment. Setting long term goals is much more effort taking, but at the same time much more fulfilling.     

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You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.     

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