Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. He is an iconic personality and cultural critic, whose prolific writings have reached millions of people and appeared in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders.

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A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
A person who wants nothing fears nothing.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.
Afford every soul you encounter the wide and free passage they need to give birth to the dear expressions they feel are important.
All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming.
All things are possible through invitation and love.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.
Any act of violence creates resentment and resistance, because humans were meant to be free.
As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself.
Be the love you seek.
Become empty to become complete, for it is the void that defines the form.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Changing yourself changes everything.
Command the space of your beingness – a space where you are allowed to grow into your true, unique nature.
Cooperation is a higher moral principle than competition.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart.
Dare to love every person, including yourself. Become the energy of love.
Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
Do you want to know what you are? You are a creator. At every moment you are creating. The real question is, what are you creating?
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Every moment you are open, as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice.
Every shortcut has a price usually greater than the reward.
Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion.
Fear is the greatest enemy; the father of all suffering, and love is the only cure for humanity’s great afflictions.
Food is a part of our contract with life.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
Giving is the key to all success in all applications of human life.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us.
Humility and full consciousness are inseparable.
If you are competing with slaves, then you are a slave yourself.
If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world.
If you cannot be open minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
If you have not been served personally by caring hands in your own life, do not be bitter, but instead, ask yourself who you can now serve.
In a world of hate, love is the revolution.
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle.
Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
Lay down your cynicism, and believe in the transformational power of love.
Let go of everything. That is how you get everything; you let go of everything.
Let people speak. Let people disagree. Communicate. Listen. Have high-respect, if not for your opponent, then for your own comportment and conduct as a good listener.
Let the change begin with your choices this very moment.
Let your brilliance be expressed through kindness.
Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully.
Let your resistance, judgements, angers and fears inform you.
Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions.
Life is a practice.
Love heals violence and all its sources. Love only serves and does not calculate. Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.
Love is not about others; love is a practice of self-mastery.
Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.
Many an injustice is presented as solution and gift.
Meeting another human is always a sacred event.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.
Once you realize what you really are, you cannot be stopped.
One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths.
Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.
Peace IS Prosperity.
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
Respect is the lifeblood of progress, and the safe harbor of humanity’s great aspirations.
Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.
Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
Service heals the recipient and the giver.
Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.
Success, just like poverty is a state of mind. You can become successful instantly with a simple decision and commitment. Long lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute, hour and day.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
Surrender is not a weakness, or state of inaction, but rather a powerful state of pure energy; the energy of becoming your true purpose.
Surrender is the path to freedom through our unique authenticity, where we experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart.
The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements.
The act of true giving is indistinguishable from receiving.
The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.
The dreamer’s untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real.
The essential respect is the one in your own heart for yourself.
The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for.
The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.
The master action, to move forward is a form of inaction; being still and quiet.
The master of any craft is first a master of self, cooperating with innate intelligence within.
The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender.
The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid.
The only thing you will get from common sense, is a common life. Be uncommon and have uncommon sense.
The only way is to teach with love, which requires looking beyond what seems, and remembering we create with our judgements.
The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves.
The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves.
The real battlefield is the realm of ideas.
The revolution of consciousness is connected to the food revolution.
The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
The trees which are pruned, watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people.
The true creator-self is a light at heart and free child, who accesses destiny as a simple act of joyful play.
The truth is now as it was yesterday, and as it always will be, that the world is—as we are.
The ultimate question of who we are is set before us at all times and answered with every action.
There is no happiness outside of ourselves.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation.
Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries.
To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty.
To move forward simply set your intentions, be grateful for what you have, be open to what is possible, and the rest just happens as a beautiful and effortless flow.
Turn to your community and the great earth for sustenance and knowledge.
Turn towards love, and become love.
Want ever so gently. Invite your desires to you like you call a cat. Any aggressive move toward your goals will chase them away.
Wanting anything too desperately is a form of aggression and violence, which will always be met with resistance.
We are here to spend ourselves on others; for each person is a great treasure.
We create in people through our actions and example. In this way people around us become reflections of our own behavioral patterns and internal energies.
We love most those who we serve most.
We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature.
What we do to others, we do to ourselves.
When one learns to focus energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility.
When trying to teach someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary and more from the way the boundary was established.
When we are at peace with ourselves the total expression of that true peace includes our outer being; our body.
When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.
When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement.
When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created.
When you focus on want, you become an endless cycle of wants. To get, simply release, and then gently invite.
When you surrender and release the illusion of control, you begin to free-fall toward your destiny of a grand reunion with your original-self; a self uncorrupted by the world’s false lessons of fear and control.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more.
You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day.
You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it.
You do not have to do anything to defend yourself in life; just be beautiful, and life will defend you.
You get most things in life not by taking, but by giving.
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.
Your message means less than the way the message is delivered, because in actuality, the way the message is delivered, IS the message.

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