30 Wayne Dyer Motivational Quotes


Wayne Dyer (1940-2015) was called “The Father of Motivation” by his readers and followers. That may not be entirely true, but he had a massive impact on the lives of many, many people (including me). Wayne’s message evolved from one of personal to success to one of personal fulfillment. We were all glad to go on the journey with him. Thankfully, he left behind a treasure trove of wit and wisdom for all of us.

He once said, “It’s one of the great lessons of life. What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside. It doesn’t matter who does the squeezing—your mother, your brother, your children, your boss, the government. If someone says something about you that you don’t like, what comes out of you is what’s inside. And what’s inside is up to you, it’s your choice.”

Here are 30 more of my favorite Wayne Dyer quotes.

  1. Iff you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

  2. You’ll see it when you believe it.

  3. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

  4. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

  5. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

  6. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

  7. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

  8. When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.

  9. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

  10. When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

  11. You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.

  12. I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.

  13. Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten you to the next place, and the next place, up to this very moment.

  14. I am thankful to all those who said no. It’s because of them, I did it myself.

  15. There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

  16. The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.

  17. Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

  18. Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

  19. Love is my gift to the world.

  20. If you don’t make peace with your past, it will keep showing up in your present.

  21. I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.

  22. Conflict cannot survive without your participation.

  23. See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.

  24. Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

  25. If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.

  26. There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts.

  27. When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

  28. The only limits you have are the limits you believe.

  29. Let the world know you’re here and do it with a passion.

  30. Circumstances do not make you. They reveal you.