Life on the hamster wheel

Sam Harris - American author

A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

Practically the whole human race is hypnotized because it thinks what somebody else told it to think. 

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

What is to give light must endure burning.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

Sometimes success isn't about making the right decision, it's more about making some decision.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Richard John Koch - British management consultant, venture capital investor and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle

It may be that you will be happiest in the rat race; perhaps, like me, you are basically a rat. 

George Burr Leonard - American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential

To be a learner, you've got to be willing to be a fool.

James Allen - British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

Trevor Moawad - Renowned Mental Conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world's most elite performers

Average is a choice. Greatness is a choice. There is no magic. Only decisions.

Vernon Linwood Howard - American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.

Carlos Castaneda - American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs

We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.

Michael Bernard Beckwith - New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Beverly Hills, California, a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members

Too many people are living in a prison that they have themselves manufactured.

Lao Tzu - Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions

The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Josh Waitzkin - American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. The film Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life

Growth comes at the point of resistance. We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.

Matthieu Ricard - French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal

We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.

Walter Lippmann - American writer, reporter and political commentator

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance.

Earl Nightingale - American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice ... it is conformity.” And there you have the reason for so many failures. Conformity — people acting like everyone else, without knowing why or where they are going.

Ken Robinson - British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies

The Element is about discovering your self, and you can't do this if you're trapped in a compulsion to conform. You can't be yourself in a swarm.

Ken Robinson - British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies

One of the enemies of creativity and innovation, especially in relation to our own development, is common sense.

Robert K. Cooper - Neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, and a leading high-performance business

If we let ourselves get lost in the shuffle of daily life, as we hurry along we end up knowing more about our shoes from looking down than about the stars—or life’s unseen possibilities—from pausing for a few moments here and there to gaze upward and beyond … and adjust our course accordingly.