Claude M. Bristol

Born 1891, Claude M. Bristol served as a soldier in WW1 in France and Germany. He worked on the army newspaper, Stars and Stripes until 1919. His best known book is The Magic of Believing, published in 1948, which has sold well over a million copies, and is widely regarded as a prosperity classic

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Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you.
Doing things for others always pays dividends...
Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aims be co-ordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
Strong minded, resolutely willed, you can create out of nothing a great business, a huge empire, a new world. Others have and they have no monopoly.
The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.
These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
To win you've got to stay in the game.
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage.
You have to think big to be big.

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