Affirmation Quotes (126) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Affirmations refers primarily to the practice of positive thinking—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything. More specifically an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one's self and written down frequently. For an affirmation to be effective, it needs to be present tense, positive, personal and specific.


Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them..
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
~ Jim Rohn

Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.
~ Emile Coue

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, I release the need for this in my life.
~ Wayne Dyer

I deserve this. Doing this is good for my health. If I am at my best, then I can share my best with others.
~ Jonathan H. Ellerby

This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.
~ Shakti Gawain

I am wealth. I am abundance. I am joy.
~ David Cameron Gikandi

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capabilities, then go beyond to a higher level.
~ Alexander Haig

As I say yes to life, life says yes to me!
~ Louise Hay

I am the joy of life expressing and receiving in perfect rhythm.
~ Louise Hay

I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life.
~ Louise Hay

I accept perfect health as the natural state of my being. I now consciously release any mental patterns within me that could express as dis-ease in any way. Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now.
~ Louise Hay

I am one with the Power that created me. I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. I am Divinely guided and protected, and I make choices that are beneficial for me. I rejoice in other’s successes, knowing there is plenty for us all.
~ Louise Hay

I love and approve of myself. I love and approve of my body. I feed it nourishing foods and beverages. I exercise it in ways that are fun.
~ Louise Hay

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
~ Louise Hay

It is safe to be me. I love life. I am always safe and secure. I move forward in life with joy and ease. All is well in my world.
~ Louise Hay

My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good.
~ Louise Hay

I am a gift of joy that God gives to a wonderful world.
~ Ernest Holmes

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
~ Ernest Holmes

Affirmations are not bound up in rules. An affirmation can be long or short, poetic or plain. If you love a phrase and find that it helps you, that is a valid affirmation.
~ Eric Maisel

All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the kingdom of fulfillment, under grace.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance, under grace in miraculous ways.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Every person is a golden link in the chain of my good. 
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

I have a magical work in a magical way. I give magical service for magical pay.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

My good now flows to me in a steady, unbroken, ever-increasing stream of success, happiness and abundance.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
~ Muhammad Ali

An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point on the path to change.
~ Louise Hay

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
~ Napoleon Hill

Affirmations are like seed planted in soil. Poor soil, poor growth. Rich soil, abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work.
~ Louise Hay

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
~ Niels Bohr

Affirmation literally means to validate or confirm. So when we think a thought over and over again, we are validating or confirming it as the truth.
~ Robert Anthony

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
~ Simone Weil

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
~ Simone Weil

Affirmation statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now.
~ Louise Hay

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
~ Romain Gary

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
~ Ellen Key

Affirmations are so easy that some people think they are too simple to be effective.
~ Ruth Fishel

The drop in pending home sales is an affirmation that we are experiencing a modest slowing in the housing sector.
~ David Lereah

I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe.
~ Louise Hay

An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.
~ Shakti Gawain

Your mind believes what you tell it.
~ Paul J. Meyer

It is safe to be me. I love life. I am always safe and secure. I move forward in life with joy and ease. All is well in my world.
~ Louise Hay

It is safe to be me. I love life. I am always safe and secure. I move forward in life with joy and ease. All is well in my world.
~ Louise Hay

As You Think, So Shall You Be.
~ Wayne Dyer

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
~ Napoleon Hill

Here is a most significant fact-the subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute FAITH, and acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind.
~ Napoleon Hill

Be the change you want to see.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you in effect, acknowledge that it is effect. Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God - an affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered. Therefore never supplicate... Appreciate.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
~ Jim Rohn

Repeating an affirmation several times a day keeps you focused on your goal, strengthens your motivation, and programs your subconscious by sending an order to your crew to do whatever it takes to make that goal happen.
~ Jack Canfield

Every thought and every word you speak is an affirmation. So why not choose to use only positive affirmations to create an exceptional life? I know you can do it!
~ Louise Hay

Every breath is a sacrament, an affirmation of our connection with all other living things, a renewal of our link with our ancestors and a contribution to generations yet to come. Our breath is a part of life's breath, the ocean of air that envelopes the earth.
~ David Suzuki

You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Commit to thinking about what you want, rather than how impossible or difficult that dream may seem.
~ Wayne Dyer

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world - that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me - is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
~ Albert Schweitzer

In effective personal leadership, visualization and affirmation techniques emerge naturally out of a foundation of well thought through purposes and principles that become the center of a person's life.
~ Stephen Covey

Here is an affirmation for today: I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy!
~ Wayne Dyer

An affirmation to say everyday: The healing power of God is working in me right now. Eveyr day I get better and better in every way.
~ Joyce Meyer

Explain to people that everything they say is an affirmation. Everything they think is an affirmation. Everything! What you want to do is to get control of what you are saying and thinking, so these things bring you good experiences in life rather than rotten experiences.
~ Louise Hay

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Peace is not a passive but an active condition, not a negation but an affirmation.
~ Mary Roberts Rinehart

Healing does not come through intense affirmation of divinity, or by simply pouring out love and the expression of a vague mysticism.It comes through mastering an exact science of contact, impression, of invocation plus an understanding of the subtle apparatus of the etheric vehicle.
~ Alice Bailey

Few things build a person up like affirmation. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, Third College Edition (Simon and Schuster, 1991), the word affirm comes from ad firmare, which means “to make firm.” So when you affirm people, you make firm within them the things you see about them. Do that often enough, and the belief that solidifies within them will become stronger than the doubts they have about themselves.
~ John C. Maxwell

Affirmation plus action equals miracles.
~ Cheryl Richardson

It would not be necessary to make an affirmation more than once if one had perfect faith.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Now let me say that the next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the nonviolent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. Every man is somebody because he is a child of God.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Constitution had provided that all the public functionaries of the Union...should be under oath or affirmation for its support. The homage of religious faith was thus superadded to all the obligations of temporal law to give it strength.
~ John Quincy Adams

Words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever moulding man's body and affairs.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Travel is the discovery of truth; an affirmation of the promise that human kind is far more beautiful than it is flawed. With each trip comes a new optimism that where there is despair and hardship, there are ideas and people just waiting to be energized, to be empowered, to make a difference for good.
~ Dan Thompson

Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Affirmations don't make something happen; they make something welcome.
~ Michael Beckwith

Love is at once an affirmation and a transcendence of who we are.
~ Esther Perel

We can make, to ourselves, very much stronger suggestions than anyone else can, whoever that person may be.
~ Emile Coue

Rebellion, in man, is the refusal to be treated as an object and to be reduced to simple historical terms. It is the affirmation of a nature common to all men, which eludes the world of power.
~ Albert Camus

I think anything that you can use to connect is fine. For some people it's meditation. For some people it's yoga. For some people, it's running. For some people, it's affirmations. For me, it's photographs and drawings, and affirmations, and statues, and crystals. I fill my writing space and I fill my home with symbols of what I think of as higher energy.
~ Wayne Dyer

Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion .
~ Napoleon Hill

It's important to note that Jesus and Christ are two different faith affirmations. Hardly any Christians have been taught that - they think "Christ" is Jesus's last name.
~ Richard Rohr

The internationalization of art becomes a factor contributing to the estrangement of art from the artist. The sum of works of all times and places stands against him as an entity with objectives and values of its own. In turn, since becoming aware of the organized body of artworks as the obstacle to his own aesthetic self-affirmation, the artist is pushed toward anti-intellectualism and willful dismissal of the art of the past.
~ Harold Rosenberg

Power is required for communication. To stand before an indifferent or hostile group and have one's say, or to speak honestly to a friend truths that go deep and hurt these require self-affirmation, self-assertion, and even at times aggression. ... My experience in psychotherapy convinces me that the act which requires the most courage is the simple communication, unpropelled by rage or anger, of one's deepest thoughts to another.
~ Rollo May

I see in the act of throwing the dice and of risking the affirmation of some intuitively felt truth, however uncertain, my whole reason for living.
~ Antonin Artaud

The essence of spirituality does not consist in a specialised or narrow interest in some imagined part of life, but in a certain enlightened attitude to all the various situations which obtain in life. It covers and includes the whole of life. All the material things of this world can be made subservient to the divine game, and when they are thus subordained they become auxiliary to the self-affirmation of the spirit.
~ Meher Baba

Conclusions which are merely verbal cannot bear fruit, only those do which are based on demonstrated fact. For affirmation and talk are deceptive and treacherous. Wherefore one must hold fast to facts in generalizations also, and occupy oneself with facts persistently, if one is to acquire that ready and infallible habit which we call "the art of medicine.
~ Hippocrates

The anxiety of fate is conquered by the self-affirmation of the individual as an infinitely significant microcosmic representation of the universe .
~ Paul Tillich

There is more to joy than looking only for affirmation; refusing to be challenged is the only bigotry.
~ Criss Jami

Just to say "Well, God is dead" in one breath is to say, in another, that nothing means anything. This is the moment of nihilism. Nihilism is the affirmation of meaninglessness.
~ Simon Critchley

I just have to do prayers and meditation and affirmations to myself as I go throughout the day, and that's the only way I'm able to make it through some days.
~ Valerie June

We must stand up and say, "I'm black and I'm beautiful," and this self-affirmation is the black man's need, made compelling by the white man's crimes against him.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Using affirmations on a daily basis is one of the easiest things we can do to change our lives.
~ Robert Anthony

The press and the public like certainty and affirmation of popular biases. But real science thrives on the capacity for doubt.
~ Wendy Kaminer

... as we age we have not only to readdress earlier developmental crises but also somehow to find the way to three affirmations that may seem to conflict. ... We have to affirm our own life. We have to affirm our own death. And we have to affirm love, both given and received.
~ Mary Catherine Bateson

It's a great affirmation of the possibility of overcoming conflict through reason and good will.
~ Mary Ann Glendon

Even the cry from the depths is an affirmation: Why cry if there is no hint of hope of hearing?
~ Martin E. Marty

People don't want novelty - they want the reassurance of familiarity. No-one wants to be challenged, no-one wants to have their minds blown. There is an insatiable appetite for affirmation.
~ Lauren Beukes

Art, if it is successful in the task of questioning reality, if it is good painting and not merely a performance of dexterity, will be an affirmation of God.
~ Patrick Swift

Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith a desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will but faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
~ George F. Kennan

The Mayor, Aldermen and Councilors of the City of Nauvoo, IL, before entering upon the duties of their office, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State and that they will well and truly perform the duties of their offices to the best of their skill and abilities.
~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

I emphasize in it [my Orientalism] accortdingly that neither the term Orient nor the concept of the West has any ontological stability; each is made up of human effort, partly affirmation, partly identification of the Other.
~ Edward Said

I knelt and prayed, and the strongest truth came over me. Didn't matter if God in his heaven was a Catholic or a Protestant God, or the God of the Hindus. What mattered was something deeper and older and more powerful than any such image - it was a concept of goodness based upon the affirmation of life, the turning away from destruction, from the perverse, from man using and abusing man. It was the affirmation of the human and the natural.
~ Anne Rice

Because I have confidence in the power of truth and in the spirit, I believe in the future of mankind. Affirmation of the world and of life contains within itself an optimistic willing and hoping which can never be lost. It is, therefore, never afraid to face the dismal reality and to see it as it really is.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Affirmations are like screaming that you're okay in order to overcome this whisper that you're not. That's a big contrast to actually uncovering the whisper, realizing that it's a passing memory, and moving closer to all those fears and all those edgy feelings that maybe you're not okay. Well, no big deal. None of us is okay and all of us are fine. It's not just one way. We are walking, talking paradoxes.
~ Pema Chodron

Rebirth is an affirmation that must be counted among the primordial affirmations of mankind. The concept of rebirth necessarily implies the continuity of personality. Here the human personality is regarded as continuous and accessible to memory, so that, when one is incarnated or born, one is able, potentially, to remember that one has lived through previous existences, and that these existences were one's own, ie, they had the same ego form as the present life. As a rule, reincarnation means rebirth in a human body.
~ Carl Jung

The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what may seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth.
~ Maria Montessori

Fear is an affirmation of your growth.
~ Rhonda Britten

I firmly believe the world will sort itself out in the end. Believe it with me. At least none of us will be around to be proven wrong.
~ Stuart Wilde

The Bishop goes on to the human eye, asking rhetorically, and with the implication that there is no answer, 'How could an organ so complex evolve?' This is not an argument, it is simply an affirmation of incredulity.
~ Richard Dawkins

To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer.
~ Henri Nouwen

Live as if your prayers are to be answered.
~ Wayne Dyer

Beauty is not skin-deep; it can be a means of self-affirmation, a true indicator of personality and confidence.
~ Aimee Mullins

Every thought we think and every word we speak is an affirmation of what we believe about life and it's the same with magnetism.
~ Louise Hay

To me, the work I do is a means of interpreting unsettling truths, of bearing witness, and of sounding an alarm. The beauty of formal representation both carries an affirmation of life and subversively brings us face to face with news from our besieged world.
~ Richard Misrach

God, please use me" is the most powerful affirmation we can say for an abundant career. It is the miracle-worker's prayer. Everybody wants a great job. Accept that it's already been given you. The fact that you're alive means a function has been assigned to you: open your heart to everyone and everything. That way you're a vessel of God. Don't worry about what to say or what to do. He'll let you know.
~ Marianne Williamson

Every single thought I have and every sentence I speak is an affirmation. It is either positive or negative. Positive affirmations create positive experiences, and negative affirmations create negative experiences. My new affirmation habit is to only speak of the good I want in my life. Then, only good will come to me. I use my affirmations wisely.
~ Louise Hay

Focusing upon the positive by counting your blessings, or using positive affirmations in the fertile time before you fall asleep is an invitation to both your subconscious mind and your pre-conscious mind to use your dreams as a way to show you insights, solutions and new creative ideas.
~ Genevieve

I am not a positivist. Positivism states that what cannot be observed does not exist. This conception is scientifically indefensible, for it is impossible to make valid affirmations of what people 'can' or 'cannot' observe. One would have to say 'only what we observe exists,' which is obviously false.
~ Albert Einstein

The new statement will comprise the skepticisms, as well as the faiths of society, and out of unbeliefs a creed shall be formed. For, skepticisms are not gratuitous or lawless, but are limitations of the affirmative statement, and the new philosophy must take them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as must include the oldest beliefs.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Buddhist message is a message not of the negation of life, but one of affirmation.
~ Frederick Lenz

Rebuilding us. Isn't that what the spirit requires, when we climb over the wreckage of our lives, sometimes, we go on to make our lives our own affirmation? We are perfect expressions of perfect Love, here and now. There is no permanent injury.
~ Richard Bach

Every loss recapitulates earlier losses, but every affirmation of identity echoes earlier moments of clarity.
~ Mary Catherine Bateson

Personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncracy of a living being. It is an act of high courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence coupled with the greatest possible freedom for self-determination.
~ Carl Jung

This isn't romance. This isn't a declaration of love or affirmation of friendship. This is something more.
~ Melina Marchetta

Isn't it grand, isn't it good, that language has only one word for everything we associate with love - from utter sanctity to the most fleshly lust? The result is perfect clarity in ambiguity, for love cannot be disembodied even in its most sanctified forms, nor is it without sanctity even at its most fleshly. Love is always simply itself, both as a subtle affirmation of life and as the highest passion; love is our sympathy with organic life.
~ Thomas Mann

It's no accident that most of the great black spokespersons and leaders understood the centrality of self-affirmation, self-respect and self-love.
~ Cornel West

One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death, not as contrary to life, but as an aspect of it.
~ Joseph Campbell

Have you thought that your willingness to forgive is really your affirmation of the power of God to do you good?
~ Paula Rinehart

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