Quotes by Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.
– Maxwell Maltz
Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
– Maxwell Maltz
For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
– Maxwell Maltz
If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
– Maxwell Maltz
It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.
– Maxwell Maltz
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
– Maxwell Maltz
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
– Maxwell Maltz
Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and the hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, It's no use-I can't do it.
– Maxwell Maltz
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
– Maxwell Maltz
Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
– Maxwell Maltz
People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to - to work for and hope for.
– Maxwell Maltz
Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
– Maxwell Maltz
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.
– Maxwell Maltz
Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.
– Maxwell Maltz
The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
– Maxwell Maltz
To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
– Maxwell Maltz
To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.
– Maxwell Maltz
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
– Maxwell Maltz
We are injured and hurt emotionally, Not so much by other people or what they say and don't say, But by our own attitude and our own response.
– Maxwell Maltz
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
– Maxwell Maltz