Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present—love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure—the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
—Sarah Ban Breathnach (b.1947) American Self-help Author
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?.
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
—The Holy Bible Scripture in the Christian Faith
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
—Cicero (106BCE–43BCE) Roman Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Lawyer
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
Your economy has always been about the exchange of human energy: As contrast produces a new idea within any human consciousness, the Nonphysical Energy to supply it flows forth. The economy expands proportionate to the idea. There is no shortage of anything. Those who believe there is shortage, hold themselves over in this place where they disallow the Energy from flowing to them. And so, in their resistance, they have it not. And then they say, “I am proof that there is shortage. And that man over there that is awash in money is the reason I don’t have any.” He has nothing to do with your shortage. He is evidence that there is an abundance.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
All are but ministers of Love,
And feed his sacred flame.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) English Poet, Literary Critic, Philosopher
The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car, teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
—Wayne Dyer (1940–2015) American Self-Help Author
Gratitude is the open door to abundance
Be generous! Give to those you love; give to those who love you; give o the fortunate; give to the unfortunate – yes, give especially to those you don’t want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The ore you give, the more you will have!
—W. Clement Stone (1902–2002) American Self-help Guru, Entrepreneur
If you believe you are plenty, you will validate that belief and create plenty of abundance.
—T. Harv Eker (b.1954) American Motivational Speaker, Lecturer, Author
The sage never tries to store things up. The more he does for others, the more he has. The more he gives to others, the greater his abundance.
—Laozi (fl.6th Century BCE) Chinese Philosopher, Sage
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
—Eden Phillpotts (1862–1960) English Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
Piling up zeros in your bank account, or cars in your driveway, won’t in and of itself make you successful. Rather, true success is based on a constant flow of giving and recieving. In fact, if you look up affluence in the dictionary, you’ll see its root is a Latin phrase meaning “to flow with abundance”. So in order to be truly affluent, you must always let what you have recieved flow back into the world.
—Russell Simmons (b.1957) American Music Promoter
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) Russian Dissident Novelist
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.
—Russell Conwell (1843–1925) American Baptist Minister, Orator, Philanthropist, Lawyer, Academic
He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) German Poet
the universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
—Deepak Chopra (b.1946) Indian-born American Physician, Public Speaker, Writer
Impeccability of the word can lead you to personal freedom, to huge success and abundance; it can take away all fear and transform it into joy and love.
—Miguel Angel Ruiz (b.1952) Mexican Spiritualist Author
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
—Marshall Mcluhan (1911–80) Canadian Writer, Thinker, Educator
Abundance, like want, ruins many.
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you lone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving
—W. Clement Stone (1902–2002) American Self-help Guru, Entrepreneur
People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we re genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to…rather than detracts from…our lives.
—Stephen Covey (1932–2012) American Self-help Author
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
—Peter Ustinov (1921–2004) British Actor, Playwright, Director
It is inevitable when one has a great need of something, one finds it. What you need you attract like a lover.
—Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) American Writer
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
—Jean Antoine Petit-Senn (1792–1870) Swiss Poet
The true source of abundance is the silent mind, for within its fertile quietude rests all potential, all power, and all promise.
When a difficult situation comes into your life, it is possible to tune in to your mind and say, “Okay, choose”. Are you going to make yourself miserable or content? Are you going to visualize scarcity or abundance? Are you going to put yourself down for getting angry with your husband or are you simply going to notice what insecurity you were feeling at the time and discuss it with him? The choice is definitely yours. Pick the one that contributes most to your aliveness and growth.
—Susan Jeffers (1938–2012) American Psychologist, Self-Help Author
If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.
—Mother Teresa (1910–97) Roman Catholic Missionary, Nun
When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
—Tony Robbins (b.1960) American Self-Help Author, Entrepreneur