Words of Wisdom from Long Ago to Present Day
We present these law of attraction quotes in text and beautiful pictures to inspire your own powerful, positive thinking.
If you’ve read The Secret or seen the movie, you know that the law of attraction was never really a secret, and it certainly isn’t new. It’s found in writings and stories all the way back to ancient civilizations.
Throughout the ages, the concept of this “secret” has been taught to us by philosophers, musicians, poets, and artists. Today our contemporaries continue to share the wisdom. The wording may have changed over time, but the message remains the same…
Like attracts like unto itself.
Whatever our thoughts dwell on is what we attract into our reality.
Does the law of attraction actually work, or is it just another silly passing fad? The answer is one that each individual will have to decide, or discover, for him/herself. Personally, I like what Joe Vitale said about his own book The Attractor Factor:
This book describes my Attractor Factor five-step formula for attracting whatever you desire. Its underlying premise is that the Law of Attraction is real. But you don’t need to believe in the Law of Attraction to work these five steps any more than you need to believe in gravity to build a house. It’s simply the hidden law that makes your construction – of a house or a life – possible.”
Below you’ll find law of attraction quotes given to us by people from ancient to modern times. Again, only you can decide for yourself, but to me, the more I read, the more it sounds so very simple and perfectly logical.
Give yourself the gift of a few quiet moments to be still, be open, listen, and reflect. Enjoy this collection of law of attraction quotes in pictures and words, from ancient to modern times. Perhaps you’ll discover something meaningful to you, or something you’d like to share. Be peaceful, be joyful, and be inspired!
Buddha 563 BCE – 483 BCE
“We are what we think, all that we are arises within our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”
“What we are today, comes from our thoughts of yesterday. And our present thoughts, build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.”
Prentice Mulford 1834 – 1891, author of “Thoughts Are Things”
“Whatever the mind is set upon, or whatever it keeps most in view, that it is bringing to it, and the continual thought or imagining must at last take form and shape in the world of seen and tangible things.”
“Why do you say: “I am always sick?” Because you are looking back, living in your past ailments and thereby bringing more on you.”
“You may be saying: ‘I have failed in life and shall always be a failure.’ That is because you are ever looking back, living in your failure and thereby bringing to you more failure. Reverse this attitude of mind; work it the other way and live in future success.”
“The science of happiness lies in controlling our thought and getting thought from sources of healthy life.”
Dr. Joe Vitale author of “The Key: The Missing Secret For Attracting Anything You Want”
“You are the masterpiece of your own life; you are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you.”
“The Universe likes speed. Don’t delay. Don’t second guess. Don’t doubt. When the opportunity is there, when the impulse is there, when the intuitive nudge from within is there, act. That’s your job. And that’s all you have to do.”
“As soon as you start to feel different about what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things. More of the things you can be grateful for.”
Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970, author of “Think and Grow Rich”
“The vast majority of people are born, grow up, struggle, and go through life in misery and failure, not realizing that it would be just as easy to switch over and get exactly what they want out of life, not recognizing that the mind attracts the thing it dwells upon.”
“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought!” TAGR
Dr. Robert Anthony author of “Beyond Positive Thinking”
“The reality is that whatever you are looking for is, at the same time, looking for you. It all starts with believing before seeing.”
“The subconscious mind is where all the action takes place, so whatever idea you put into the subconscious and hold to be true will manifest itself as an experience in your life.”
Esther and Jerry Hicks “The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham”
“Because of the Law of Attraction, each of you is like a powerful magnet, attracting unto you more of the way that you feel at any point in time.”
“If you focus upon whatever you want, you will attract whatever you want. If you focus upon the lack of whatever you want, you will attract more of the lack.”
“There is not a need to prove anything to anyone with your words. Let that which you are – that which you are living – be your clear example to uplift others.”
Samuel Smiles 1812 – 1904, author of “Self-Help”
“Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.”
“The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.”
James Allen 1864 – 1912, author of “As a Man Thinketh”
“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”
“As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”
“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”
“Man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.”
“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882
“Beware of what you set your heart upon…for it shall surely be yours.”
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
“The ancestor of every action is … thought.”
“To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven.”
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
“The world is the human imagination pushed out.”
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
“The law of attraction is always working, whether you believe it or understand it or not.”
“Quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery. It says that you can’t have a Universe without mind entering into it, and that the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.”
“Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about.”
Saving the best for last, we conclude with these profound words from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This is much longer than many of the more familiar sayings, but it is the ultimate in law of attraction quotes.