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. His writings and small aphorisms have been published in over 160 books and translated into 15 languages by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, Wiley, McGraw Hill, For Dummies and Writer's Digest. McGill was the front-page cover story of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and was listed as, "one of the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time." in Inc. Magazine. In an official Congressional commendation, the nation's leaders applauded McGill's, "highly commendable life's work," as an Ambassador of Goodwill and founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. Bryant is a sought after speaker who has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.

As a coaching and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill's simple writings have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association. His writings have appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, in peer-reviewed psychology journals, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill's works have been referenced and published by educational authorities such as the dean of NYU School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, The George Lucas Educational Foundation, and have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University. His writings are regularly used in the curriculum at the university level and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU. McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW.

To learn more about Bryant's work visit: BryantMcGill.com

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Simple Reminders by Bryant McGill

Amazing Quotes by Bryant McGill

Silence is more than observation; it informs from non-observation. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (35)

You will only find the profoundly inexpressible in profound silence. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (33)

Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (26)

There is a simple path to follow, that appears only when you calm your mind. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (25)

Being 'smart' is a total spectrum of behaviors; it is about balance--not just intellect. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (13)

Words are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (28)

There is no room for reverence in a mind fettered with ceaseless query. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (30)

Life is so big. Do not try to fill it. Instead, expand within. You are enough for you. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (15)

Every word you speak is a prayer, or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (11)

When we consume violent entertainment it becomes a part of our experiential identity. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (16)

Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (43)

Each moment of gratitude awareness reveals the total beauty which surrounds you. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (21)

As long as you are waiting for something to make you happy--happiness will never come. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (15)

The gift of life is present at every moment--even moments that seem insignificant or unpleasant. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (5)

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (24)

Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (53)

Love is not about others; love is a practice of self-mastery. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (40)

When we are at peace with ourselves the total expression of that true peace includes our outer being; our body. by @BryantMcGill (11)

It is never too late to love yourself again. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (57)

Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the integrity you seek. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (2)

If you don't like something in your life, look only at who you are. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (34)

If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you. by @BryantMcGill (10)

The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (11)

You are powerful, if you choose to be. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (63)

You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (43)

Your future begins with your next thought. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (59)

Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (23)

How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (6)

You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (29)

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (22)

Just beyond the horizon of the so-called impossible is infinite possibility. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (25)

We lead by doing; we lead by being. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (66)

The only way is to teach with love, which requires looking beyond what seems, and remembering we create with our judgements. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-1)

When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (34)

Revolution is really about a personal revolution of consciousness. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (35)

All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (25)

The need for gain, and advantage over others, is one of the chief driving forces behind all human misery. by @BryantMcGill (17)

We cannot trust our own minds, traditions and beliefs. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (47)

Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (24)

Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (23)

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. by @BryantMcGill (4)

As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (29)

Close your eyes to what apparently "is," and look inward to the infinite truth of what is possible through imagination. by @BryantMcGill (3)

The expansion of your own consciousness, love capacity, humility and compassion--this is the path; this is the way. by @BryantMcGill (7)

Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (27)

Fear is the greatest enemy; the father of all suffering, and love is the only cure for humanity's great afflictions. by @BryantMcGill (6)

What we do to others, we do to ourselves. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (60)

Have high-respect, if not for your opponent, then for your own comportment and conduct as a good listener. by @BryantMcGill (16)

Never allow a monster to reach into the mind or heart, and silence a free soul, with fear and threat of liberty lost. by @BryantMcGill (5)

Real respect is more concerned with your freedom than your obedience. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (32)

When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (23)

Let go of everything. That is how you get everything; you let go of everything. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (22)

Your true purpose is to become your own unique self, and to do so with happiness and freedom from fear. by @BryantMcGill (19)

The most effective form of creation is an act of cooperation, not force. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (29)

There is no greater path than the act of listening. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (50)

Every moment you are open, as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice. by @BryantMcGill (17)

A life of success comes from seeking a life of beauty. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (47)

Meeting another human is always a sacred event. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (54)

If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (36)

Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (10)

The act of true giving is indistinguishable from receiving. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (42)

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. by @BryantMcGill (3)

Who you are is the ultimate form of marketing. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (55)

You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (34)

When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement. by @BryantMcGill (0)

No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (34)

The dreamer's untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (20)

The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (4)

You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (43)

To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (26)

The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (0)

Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (19)

We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (41)

There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (15)

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (25)

Respect is the lifeblood of progress, and the safe harbor of humanity's great aspirations. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (11)

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (11)

Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. by @BryantMcGill (3)

Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (47)

If you cannot be openminded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (13)

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (0)

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (4)

Cooperation is a higher moral principle than competition. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (44)

The battlefields of life were first meadows and gardens. We made them into battlefields, and by the same power, we must release the dark spell, so they are meadows and gardens once again. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-64)

If children's tears could be made into diamonds, corporate thugs would indenture children and force them to cry. by @BryantMcGill (10)

Food is a part of our contract with life. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (60)

There is no happiness outside of ourselves. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (58)

We believe we are the consumers, but we are the consumed. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (44)

Inside each of us there is a marvelous compass which greatly favors life, freedom and vitality. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (6)

The simple things in life are the greatest gifts. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (52)

Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it. by @BryantMcGill (2)

You are not who you think you are; you are someone else's ideas. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (37)

One of the most important things you can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught. by @BryantMcGill (12)

The ultimate question of who we are is set before us at all times and answered with every action. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (4)

It is a high spiritual truth that we create with our judgements. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (37)

When fighting any great enemy; we must endeavor to not become the madness we seek to heal. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (11)

The nature of oppression can be very tame, and often goes by the false name of civility. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (13)

A person who wants nothing fears nothing. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (60)

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (52)

The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (26)

If one cannot speak their truth, and be their own truth, then what is life beyond an unbearable lie? by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (1)

Change can be beautiful, when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal, when we fearfully resist. by @BryantMcGill (2)

Much of education today focuses on obedience skills rather than critical thinking skills. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (12)

Real education is valuable, no matter where it comes from: an ivy league school, a public library or your grandmother. by @BryantMcGill (4)

Real education creates revolutionaries rather than suppressing them. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (33)

The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-40)

When teaching someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary, and more from the way the boundary is established. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-15)

Your message means less than the way the message is delivered, because in actuality, the way the message is delivered, IS the message. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-11)

Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (36)

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (20)

Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (22)

We must be free, but to have real freedom, you must be wild and free yourself. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (23)

In a world of hate, love is the revolution. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (58)

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (58)

Be beautiful and you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (27)

No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (27)

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (42)

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (50)

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (4)

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (2)

One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught. by @BryantMcGill (12)

Suffering is one of life's great teachers. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (59)

The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (40)

All problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (35)

The way a message is delivered, IS the message. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (54)

It's an imperfect world, so you fit in perfectly. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (52)

Life is a practice. You are what you do each day. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (52)

Become an ambassador of peace in your own life. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (54)

The most effective form of activism is kindness. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (53)

Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (58)

Nothing great ever happens from thinking small. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (54)

The number one skill in life is not giving up. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (55)

You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (26)

We are all constructed out of our self dialogue. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (53)

Children are everything we could have been. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (58)

Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude. by @BryantMcGill (18)

Fear is a prison where you are the jailer. Free yourself! by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (44)

Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (9)

Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (24)

We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (35)

To alter the universe, alter your thoughts, because the only universe you will ever know is in your mind. by @BryantMcGill (17)

The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-10)

Educate yourself. Learn everything you can and then let knowledge yield to kindness. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (17)

Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (47)

We label people to control them. All labels are for control. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (41)

We all know the true beauty of people everywhere, because we have all looked into the eyes of children, and saw ourselves looking back. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (-12)

The path to transcendence is unrecognized by many because it appears ordinary. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (23)

Joy is a practice, not an involuntary state. by @BryantMcGill http://smpl.ws/az (57)