Marilyn Ferguson Sayings and Quotes

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


Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.     

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Risk always brings its own rewards: the exhilaration of breaking through, of getting to the other side; the relief of a conflict healed; the clarity when a paradox dissolves.     

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The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.     

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You have to break down before you can break through.     

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Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.     

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The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning.     

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Evolution happens in jumps, very rapidly.     

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No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.     

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We have two strategies for coping; the way of avoidance or the way of attention.     

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We cannot leave the trap until we know we are in it.     

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Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.     

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Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns.     

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It is a dark, unspoken truth that the powerful - the 'ruling class' - make up the rules as they go along.     

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Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.     

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Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.     

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Depression can be a signal to reexamine assumptions and change strategies—a slowing down to reorient. If we are to deal effectively with problems, we have to see them realistically. And we have to define our purpose... The best antidepressants are expression and action—engagement in the struggle. That way depression is not an end, but a meaningful beginning.      

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