Alan Cohen Quotes

This is a compilation of my favorite Alan Cohen quotes.

Alan Cohen is an author of 27 inspirational books that have transformed millions of lives around the world. Cohen was born on February 28, 1950 and he has dedicated many years of his life to helping people identify and fulfill their purpose. Some of the most popular books by Alan Cohen include A Deep Breath of Life: Daily Inspiration for Heart-Centered Living, A Course in Miracles Made Easy: Mastering the Journey from Fear to Love, Why Your Life Sucks, Spirit Means Business: The Way to Prosper Wildly Without Selling Your Soul, A Daily Dose of Sanity: A Five-Minute Soul Recharge for Every Day of the Year and The Tao Made Easy: Timeless Wisdom to Navigate a Changing World.

Here are some inspirational Alan Cohen quotes from speeches, interviews and books:

Alan Cohen Quotes On Gratitude

Alan Cohen quotes on gratitude

1. To make the world a better place, see the world as a better place. -Alan Cohen

2. Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.

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3. Keep memories of insult on a short leash, and memories of blessing on a long one. -Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen Quotes On Life

Alan Cohen quotes on life

4. There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. -Alan Cohen

5. To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny. -Alan Cohen

6. Take care what words you speak that follow “I am.” In so speaking you create your life. -Alan Cohen

7. Truly creative people care little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. -Alan Cohen

8. Your thoughts do not create reality, but they do create your experience. -Alan Cohen

9. It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free. -Alan Cohen

10. View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross. View it as your friend, and it will give you wings. -Alan Cohen

11. You empower what you fight. You withdraw power from what you release. -Alan Cohen

12. Acts that proceed from your calm center are always more effective than acts that proceed from fear, guilt, or anger. -Alan Cohen

13. There are two kinds of people in the world: those who make excuses and those who get results. An excuse person will find any excuse for why a job was not done, and a results person will find any reason why it can be done. Be a creator, not a reactor.

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14. You have the power to take away someone’s happiness by refusing to forgive. That someone is you. -Alan Cohen

15. Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought. -Alan Cohen

16. Only the ego resists egos. The spirit may notice egos, but sees beyond them and does not engage with them. -Alan Cohen

17. Preparing to live your dream is postponing it. You are either living it, or not. -Alan Cohen

18. Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities. -Alan Cohen

19. Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. -Alan Cohen

20. For everyone you create to be dependent on you, you are equally dependent on them. Neither relationship is healthy. -Alan Cohen

21. The more you recognize the immense good within you, the more you magnetize immense around you. -Alan Cohen

22. People who pressure you usually deserve a “no”. People who are patient with you usually deserve a “yes”. -Alan Cohen

23. Your greatest contribution to helping other people live their destiny is for you to live your own. -Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen Quotes On Love

Alan Cohen quotes on love

24. When you protect yourself from pain, be sure you do not protect yourself from love. -Alan Cohen

25. Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are. -Alan Cohen

26. To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. -Alan Cohen

27. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

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28. When you learn to say yes to yourself, you will be able to say no to others, with love. -Alan Cohen

29. All hatred of others is a reflection of self-hatred. All love of others is a reflection of self-love. -Alan Cohen

30. Love does not require you to make believe you are something you are not. -Alan Cohen

Inspirational Alan Cohen Quotes

Inspirational Alan Cohen Quotes

31. Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable. -Alan Cohen

32. You will not achieve work/life balance as long as you believe there is a difference between the two. When you find life in your work and work with your life, you will have only life. -Alan Cohen

33. Completion is an attitude, not an event. -Alan Cohen

34. Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important then proving anything to anyone. -Alan Cohen

35. Affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek. -Alan Cohen

36. Quit planning your dream and start living it. -Alan Cohen

37. Everything that happens ultimately serves us. An experience might not appear to be perfect according to the ego’s plan, but it may be supremely perfect according to Spirit’s plan.

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38. Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free. -Alan Cohen

39. Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. -Alan Cohen

40. It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. -Alan Cohen