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Top 25 Self Improvement Books For Personal Development

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Updated on January 18th, 2019

Personal development is such a nebulous topic. Not all self-improvement books are made equal. Some help start you out on your journey, others give you a boost when you’ve achieved experience in certain areas.

These books all DO have actionable steps to take, you will learn things, but we feel that their true purpose is as inspiration and motivation. All revolve around content that are more about igniting passion and giving ideas rather than a step-by-step action plan.

In reality every single book in this list is a great personal development book which rose above the cultures and time periods they came from to represent the best of the best in terms of evergreen life lessons and timeless wisdom.

Taking that all into consideration, here are the best ones that we recommend to read.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

About The Book:

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits.

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.

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Top Quotes from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.”

― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.”

― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.”

― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

 

2. How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends & Influence People

About The Book:

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:

-Six ways to make people like you

-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking

-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

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Top Quotes from How to Win Friends & Influence People

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

3. The Alchemist

The Alchemist

About The Book:

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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Top Quotes from The Alchemist

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

4. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

About The Book:

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond!

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

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Top Quotes from Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,

To people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.

Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

5. The Reframe: Reframe Relationships

The Reframe: Reframe Relationships

About The Book:

The Reframe is a self-improvement book with the primary goal of attracting a desirable mate from a male’s perspective. This book is composed of three main sections Social, Health and Wealth. These categories cover a wide array of topics and link them back into the main idea of finding a meaningful relationship that will stand the test of time. How can you attract and maintain a relationship in perpetuity with a partner you truly desire?

The Reframe doesn’t just tell you to be confident, genuine and non-needy like so many other books in today’s men relationship book market. Instead it collectively shows you how to bring that confidence out of you naturally, ensuring you get the most out of your relationships and out of life.

This book tackles the idea of social conditioning and therein challenges the reader to push him/herself in interesting ways. The author argues that these somewhat unorthodox tactics and “reframes” are needed given societies view on relationships are not working as intended, citing an ever-increasing trend in failed marriages. This book is a must read and does succeed in making the reader think about relationships in a most interesting, albeit alternative way.

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6. Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

About The Book:

Think and Grow Rich – Over 80 Million Copies Sold

This edition of Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.

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Top Quotes from Think and Grow Rich

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”

― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

7. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

About The Book:

“The Bible of business and personal productivity” —Lifehack

“A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from ‘the personal productivity guru'”—Fast Company

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

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Top Quotes from Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

“You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. —Alvin Toffler”

― David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

“Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.”

― David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

“You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool your own mind.”

― David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

 

8. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

About The Book:

It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”

Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.

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Top Quotes from The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

9. The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living

About The Book:

An updated edition of a beloved classic, the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler.

Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can’t help feeling happier.

If you ask him if he’s happy, even though he’s suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. Read More…

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Top Quotes from The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

“Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.”

― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

“regret with dignity and grace.”

― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

 

10. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom book

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom book

About The Book:

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • A New York Times bestseller for over 8 years
  • Over 6 million copies sold in the U.S.
  • Translated into 40 languages worldwide

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Top Quotes from The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom book

“You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward”

― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

 

11. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

About The Book:

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Read More…

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Top Quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“Everyone knows they re going to die,’ he said again, ‘but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

 

12. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

About The Book:

Now featuring a new introduction by Dr. M. Scott Peck, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller The Road Less Traveled, celebrated by The Washington Post as “not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.”

Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than seven million copies in the United States and Canada, and translations into more than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing history, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Top Quotes from The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

“Move out or grow in any dimension and pain as well as joy will be your reward. A full life will be full of pain.”

― M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

― M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

“Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and wisdom.”

― M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

 

13. The Secret

The Secret

About The Book:

In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries.

For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.

The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

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Top Quotes from The Secret

“Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance, education and peace. :-)”

― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

“You become what you think about most. But you also attract what you think about most. (John Assaraf) ”

― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

“The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake.”

― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

 

14. As a Man Thinketh

As a Man Thinketh

About The Book:

Original Unabridged English value reproduction of As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. In this classic book on thinking, the book describes how each of us shapes the events around us, creating our own lives in abundance.

As himself Allen describes, “It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake his life, and transform his circumstances. …and it can be carried in the pocket.”

No student of influence should be without this historic philosophy book on leadership. This Value Classic Reprint provides a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.

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Top Quotes from As a Man Thinketh

“He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”

― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ”

― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.”

― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 

15. The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning Team

The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning Team

About The Book:

Competitive gaming and eSports among youths became a major theme these days. For a professional gamer, having the best strategy or belonging to a team with the best skills are sometimes not enough for success. Real life tournaments are tougher than we can imagine.

The Invisible Game covers the necessary mental development of eSport players. The book helps to prepare the players’ minds for the challenges, both on the map and in real life.

We overestimate the power of our daily thoughts, and we forget the potential of our inner wisdom. This book guides you with honest life experiences of an eSport team manager on a journey to find the mental balance for peak performance.

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Top Quotes from The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning Team

“The team that keeps winning is not the most talented but the most hard-working.”

― Zoltan Andrejkovics, The Invisible Game: The Mindset of a Winning Team

“After making all the mistakes, every player has a chance to turn the outcome of the game around by making the right moves next.”

― Zoltan Andrejkovics, The Invisible Game: The Mindset of a Winning Team

 

16. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

About The Book:

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 28 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!

A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don’t have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude. Read More…

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Top Quotes from Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

“things change and they are never the same again. This looks like one, of those times, Hem. That’s life! Life moves on. And so should we.”

― Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists”

― Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Being in the uncomfortable zone is much better than staying in the cheese-less situation .”

― Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

 

17. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

About The Book:

Focus, men! Gary Chapman addresses men specifically in this new edition of the multi-million seller, The Five Love Languages. You can understand your wife! Dr. Gary Chapman tackles the tough relationship issues men face-how to express your feelings to your wife, how to interpret her responses, how to make sex more meaningful and pleasurable for you and your wife-in this special edition designed specifically for men.

At the end of each chapter are ten ideas for expressing that particular love language to the woman in your life. Do you think her love language is gifts? Take the quiz and find out, then use the practical tips and tell her how much you love her.

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Top Quotes from The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

“Real Love” – “This kind of love is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth.”

― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

“People tend to criticize their spouse most loudly in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need.”

― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

“Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender. Forgiveness is an expression of love.”

― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

 

18. Man’s Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

About The Book:

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished.

Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

At the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a “book that made a difference in your life” found Man’s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

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Top Quotes from Man’s Search for Meaning

“Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

 

19. The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

About The Book:

Anne Frank’s diary needs no introduction. This beautifully written memoir of a young girl caught in the middle of one of the most horrific periods of human history, is a testament to the indestructible human will to persevere and survive in the face of the most adverse of circumstances.

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Top Quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

“Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite indepedent of anyone.”

― Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s one and only.”

― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”

― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

 

20. The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

About The Book:

A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave–“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”–wasn’t about dying.

It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” –Randy Pausch

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Top Quotes from The Last Lecture

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life, … If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”

― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

 

21. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

About The Book:

When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book’s 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

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Top Quotes from Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing… We may only go in circles…”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

 

22. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

About The Book:

Licensed in over eighty-five languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.

On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions:

The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?

The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?

The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?

Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live. Read More…

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Top Quotes from The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”

― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

“You cannot fulfil God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ”

― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

 

23. Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

About The Book:

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries.

Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Read More…

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Top Quotes from Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw”

― Wayne W. Dyer, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

“Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous.”

― Wayne W. Dyer, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

“Focus on understanding yourself instead of blaming others.”

― Wayne W. Dyer, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

 

24. First Things First

First Things First

About The Book:

I’m getting more done in less time, but where are the rich relationships, the inner peace, the balance, the confidence that I’m doing what matters most and doing it well?

Does this nagging question haunt you, even when you feel you are being your most efficient? If so, First Things First can help you understand why so often our first things aren’t first. Rather than offering you another clock, First Things First provides you with a compass, because where you’re headed is more important than how fast you’re going.

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Top Quotes from First Things First

“what we believe about ourselves and our purpose has a powerful impact on how we live, how we love, and what we learn.”

― Stephen R. Covey, First Things First

“What you alone can contribute, no one else can contribute. Viktor Frankl said we don’t invent our mission; we detect it. It’s within us waiting to be realized.”

― Stephen R. Covey, First Things First

 

25. The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

About The Book:

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This beautiful gift edition of Wayne’s international bestseller explores intention—not as something we do—but as an energy we’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention—a magnificent field of energy we can access to begin co-creating our lives! Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples showing how to make the connection.

Wayne identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, emphasizing the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, he offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Wayne’s vision of an individual connected at all times to the universal mind of intention. “Intention is a force in the universe, and everything and everyone is connected to this invisible force.”

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Top Quotes from The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

“In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.” — Carlos Castaneda”

― Wayne W. Dyer, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

“You get what you intend to create by being in harmony with the power of intention, which is responsible for all of creation.”

― Wayne W. Dyer, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

“You feel good not because the world is right, but your world is right because you feel good.”

― Wayne W. Dyer, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way