45 Motivational Guy Finley Quotes For Success In Life

Guy Finley is an American self-help writer, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician. These Guy Finley quotes will motivate you.

Best Guy Finley Quotes

  1. “The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.” ~ Guy Finley
  2. “Trying to “fix” the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.” ~ Guy Finley
  3. “You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” ~ Guy Finley
  4. “Life isn’t a race to win, it’s a school for our higher education.” ~ Guy Finley
  5. “Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way.” ~ Guy Finley
  6. “The only reason your mind won’t stop its endless chattering is that you won’t stop listening to it!” ~ Guy Finley

  7. “Discouragement is a negative emotion with more than one trick up its dark sleeve. It tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. Drop all such sorrow permanently by daring to see through this deception of the unconscious mind. You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today” ~ Guy Finley
  8. “Everything passes. There is great beauty in this, both in the passing of pain and in the passing of pleasure. When things present themselves to you as permanent, don’t believe it.” ~ Guy Finley
  9. “There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself.” ~ Guy Finley
  10. “When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you… that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light, and darkness you alone are given to see… then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be.” ~ Guy Finley
  11. “Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.” ~ Guy Finley
  12. “The only mistake that we can make as human beings is to be asleep, unaware of ourselves.” ~ Guy Finley

  13. “Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.” ~ Guy Finley
  14. “The more time we spend considering the shortcomings of others, the smaller a person we become.” ~ Guy Finley
  15. “Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance… and therein do the work needed to change it once and for all.” ~ Guy Finley
  16. “Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait… and peace will appear.” ~ Guy Finley
  17. “Every one of us lives in a world that is no larger and no smaller than our understanding.” ~ Guy Finley
  18. “Only you can choose the nature of what grows, or what doesn’t, within you.” ~ Guy Finley

  19. “We are not here on earth to change our destiny, but to fulfill it.” ~ Guy Finley
  20. “The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.” ~ Guy Finley
  21. “Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it.” ~ Guy Finley
  22. “Every relationship that we have in our lives – our contact with each person, place, and event – serves a very special, if yet to be realized purpose: They are mirrors that can serve to show us things about ourselves that can be realized in no other way.” ~ Guy Finley
  23. “The only way to cultivate a quiet mind is by planting seeds of silence.” ~ Guy Finley
  24. “Anyone or anything that asks you to be untrue to yourself has already acted against you.” ~ Guy Finley

  25. “Never run from what you don’t understand, as it will be waiting for you every time you come to a stop.” ~ Guy Finley
  26. “Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the unseen light of love that lives within it.” ~ Guy Finley
  27. “Real freedom isn’t subject to how others estimate our value; it is in realizing that none are free who find their sense of worth wondering how others measure their lives.” ~ Guy Finley
  28. “No one rises above who he or she has been without first having fallen down. The best time – in fact, the only time – to make a real change in your life is in the moment of seeing the need for it. He who hesitates always gets lost in the hundred reasons why tomorrow is a better day to get started.” ~ Guy Finley
  29. “We become what we love. What we put first in our lives is what we receive from life.” ~ Guy Finley

  30. “Any form of measuring yourself by the unkind action of another towards you is like looking into a badly fractured mirror… and then blaming yourself for the shattered image you see therein.” ~ Guy Finley
  31. “An unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat.” ~ Guy Finley
  32. “If you love getting gifts – and who doesn’t – then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the present moment.” ~ Guy Finley
  33. “Do the moment-to-moment work of dropping anything that wants to drag you down, and Reality itself will see to it that you rise.” ~ Guy Finley
  34. “A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.” ~ Guy Finley
  35. “In spite of how things may appear to us, we are never trapped by where we are. The trap is always who we are” ~ Guy Finley
  36. “The heart at peace is its own reward, needing nothing outside of itself to be fully content.” ~ Guy Finley

  37. “You must learn to stop thinking in terms of beginnings and endings, successes and failures, and begin to treat everything in your life as a learning experience instead of a proving one.” ~ Guy Finley
  38. “The only one interested in hearing your sad story is . . . you; and even you wish you didn’t have to relive it again!” ~ Guy Finley
  39. “The vast majority of our troubles and heartaches would simply vanish from view if only we could remember – before we act – that we are made victims mostly by our own tendencies.” ~ Guy Finley
  40. “On the other side of resistance is the flow of real life.” ~ Guy Finley
  41. “The belief that you have no choice but to keep suffering through whatever frightens you is like believing you have to hold onto a scalding cup so that you won’t spill your coffee!” ~ Guy Finley
  42. “The Only Power You Need to Be Free of Troublesome PeopleSince what other people do to you is not in your power to change, you need only concern yourself with what you do to yourself, for that is in your power” ~ Guy Finley
  43. “Trying to change ourselves in order to please others – so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval – is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase.” ~ Guy Finley
  44. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” ~ Guy Finley
  45. “All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.” ~ Guy Finley

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