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.

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Amazing Quotes by Bryant McGill

Silence is more than observation; it informs from non-observation. by @BryantMcGill (35)

You will only find the profoundly inexpressible in profound silence. by @BryantMcGill (33)

Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate. by @BryantMcGill (26)

There is a simple path to follow, that appears only when you calm your mind. by @BryantMcGill (25)

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

Words are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world. by @BryantMcGill (28)

There is no room for reverence in a mind fettered with ceaseless query. by @BryantMcGill (30)

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

Every word you speak is a prayer, or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence. by @BryantMcGill (11)

When we consume violent entertainment it becomes a part of our experiential identity. by @BryantMcGill (16)

Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind. by @BryantMcGill (43)

Each moment of gratitude awareness reveals the total beauty which surrounds you. by @BryantMcGill (21)

As long as you are waiting for something to make you happy--happiness will never come. by @BryantMcGill (15)

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

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. by @BryantMcGill (24)

Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult. by @BryantMcGill (53)

Love is not about others; love is a practice of self-mastery. by @BryantMcGill (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 (57)

Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the integrity you seek. by @BryantMcGill (2)

If you don't like something in your life, look only at who you are. by @BryantMcGill (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 (11)

You are powerful, if you choose to be. by @BryantMcGill (63)

You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life. by @BryantMcGill (43)

Your future begins with your next thought. by @BryantMcGill (59)

Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions. by @BryantMcGill (23)

How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us. by @BryantMcGill (6)

You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others. by @BryantMcGill (29)

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. by @BryantMcGill (22)

Just beyond the horizon of the so-called impossible is infinite possibility. by @BryantMcGill (25)

We lead by doing; we lead by being. by @BryantMcGill (66)

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

When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created. by @BryantMcGill (34)

Revolution is really about a personal revolution of consciousness. by @BryantMcGill (35)

All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed. by @BryantMcGill (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 (47)

Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. by @BryantMcGill (24)

Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free. by @BryantMcGill (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 (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 (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 (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 (32)

When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free. by @BryantMcGill (23)

Let go of everything. That is how you get everything; you let go of everything. by @BryantMcGill (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 (29)

There is no greater path than the act of listening. by @BryantMcGill (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 (47)

Meeting another human is always a sacred event. by @BryantMcGill (54)

If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world. by @BryantMcGill (36)

Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more. by @BryantMcGill (10)

The act of true giving is indistinguishable from receiving. by @BryantMcGill (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 (55)

You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. by @BryantMcGill (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 (34)

The dreamer's untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real. by @BryantMcGill (20)

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

You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it. by @BryantMcGill (43)

To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty. by @BryantMcGill (26)

The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings. by @BryantMcGill (0)

Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully. by @BryantMcGill (19)

We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature. by @BryantMcGill (41)

There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation. by @BryantMcGill (15)

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. by @BryantMcGill (25)

Respect is the lifeblood of progress, and the safe harbor of humanity's great aspirations. by @BryantMcGill (11)

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. by @BryantMcGill (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 (47)

If you cannot be openminded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you. by @BryantMcGill (13)

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

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things. by @BryantMcGill (4)

Cooperation is a higher moral principle than competition. by @BryantMcGill (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 (-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 (60)

There is no happiness outside of ourselves. by @BryantMcGill (58)

We believe we are the consumers, but we are the consumed. by @BryantMcGill (44)

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

The simple things in life are the greatest gifts. by @BryantMcGill (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 (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 (4)

It is a high spiritual truth that we create with our judgements. by @BryantMcGill (37)

When fighting any great enemy; we must endeavor to not become the madness we seek to heal. by @BryantMcGill (11)

The nature of oppression can be very tame, and often goes by the false name of civility. by @BryantMcGill (13)

A person who wants nothing fears nothing. by @BryantMcGill (60)

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. by @BryantMcGill (52)

The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid. by @BryantMcGill (26)

If one cannot speak their truth, and be their own truth, then what is life beyond an unbearable lie? by @BryantMcGill (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 (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 (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 (-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 (-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 (-11)

Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred. by @BryantMcGill (36)

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. by @BryantMcGill (20)

Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you. by @BryantMcGill (22)

We must be free, but to have real freedom, you must be wild and free yourself. by @BryantMcGill (23)

In a world of hate, love is the revolution. by @BryantMcGill (58)

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. by @BryantMcGill (58)

Be beautiful and you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world. by @BryantMcGill (27)

No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man. by @BryantMcGill (27)

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. by @BryantMcGill (42)

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. by @BryantMcGill (50)

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. by @BryantMcGill (4)

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. by @BryantMcGill (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 (59)

The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. by @BryantMcGill (40)

All problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us. by @BryantMcGill (35)

The way a message is delivered, IS the message. by @BryantMcGill (54)

It's an imperfect world, so you fit in perfectly. by @BryantMcGill (52)

Life is a practice. You are what you do each day. by @BryantMcGill (52)

Become an ambassador of peace in your own life. by @BryantMcGill (54)

The most effective form of activism is kindness. by @BryantMcGill (53)

Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty. by @BryantMcGill (58)

Nothing great ever happens from thinking small. by @BryantMcGill (54)

The number one skill in life is not giving up. by @BryantMcGill (55)

You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth. by @BryantMcGill (26)

We are all constructed out of our self dialogue. by @BryantMcGill (53)

Children are everything we could have been. by @BryantMcGill (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 (44)

Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear. by @BryantMcGill (9)

Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person. by @BryantMcGill (24)

We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements. by @BryantMcGill (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 (-10)

Educate yourself. Learn everything you can and then let knowledge yield to kindness. by @BryantMcGill (17)

Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom. by @BryantMcGill (47)

We label people to control them. All labels are for control. by @BryantMcGill (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 (-12)

The path to transcendence is unrecognized by many because it appears ordinary. by @BryantMcGill (23)

Joy is a practice, not an involuntary state. by @BryantMcGill (57)