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

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