Inspiring Quotes From The Master Key System

Inspiring Quotes From The Master Key System

I recently stumbled across the book The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel and am amazed I hadn’t found it sooner! It is truly a gem and packed with insightful, sound wisdom for conscious creators. This book is a gold mine of inspirational quotes!

Charles Haanel, born in 1866, was an American author, philosopher and a businessman. He is best known for his contributions to the New Thought movement through his book The Master Key System. He made his transition in 1949.

You can visit the official Charles F. Haanel web site at for more information about the man many considered to be the “Father of Personal Development.”

I highly recommend you take your time reading through these quotes. There are many that you’ll want to take time to process and assimilate.

If you’re a Law of Attraction enthusiast like me, you’ll love these quotes! Enjoy!

“Mind is creative. Conditions, environment, and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual, or predominant, mental attitude.”

“The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement, and all possession depends upon our method of thinking.”

“The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power. We can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within.”

“There is a world within — a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty; and, although invisible, its forces are mighty.”

“The world without is a reflection of the world within.”

“Harmony in the world within will be reflected in the world without by harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, the best of everything. It is the foundation of health and a necessary essential to all greatness, all power, all attainment, all achievement, and all success.”

“Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.”

“As we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, we mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development.”

“Life is an unfoldment, not an accretion. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within.”

“It is through the subconscious that we are connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.”

“The consciousness that focuses in your brain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the brain cells of every other individual. Each individual is but the individualization of the Universal, the Cosmic Mind.”

“The Universal Mind is static, or potential, energy. It simply is. It can manifest only through the individual, and the individual can manifest only through the Universal. They are one.”

“Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition an effect; for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.”

“A majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.”

“The world within is the cause; the world without the effect. To change the effect, you must change the cause.”

“The world within is the Universal fountain of supply, and the world without is the outlet to the stream. Our ability to receive depends upon our recognition of this Universal Fountain, this Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet, and so is one with every other individual.”

“Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.”

“The operations of the mind are produced by two parallel modes of activity, the one conscious and the other subconscious… Of these two powers, the outward and changeable has been termed the “Conscious Mind,” or the “Objective Mind” (dealing with outward objects). The interior power is called the “Subconscious Mind,” or the “Subjective Mind,” and besides its work on the mental plane it controls the regular functions.”

“The value of the subconscious is enormous: It inspires us; it warns us; it furnishes us with names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity.”

“Perceiving and operating through the five physical senses, the conscious mind deals with the impressions and objects of the outward life. It has the faculty of discrimination, carrying with it the responsibility of choice. It has the power of reasoning whether inductive, deductive, analytical, or syllogistic, and this power may be developed to a high degree. It is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow from there.”

“…there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically, and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set in operation the mightiest force in existence — the creative power of the Universal Mind. This, as everything else, is governed by natural law, and this law is the “Law of Attraction,” which is that Mind is creative, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.”

“Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire; when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious.”

“The subconscious mind is a part of the Universal mind.”

“…the subconscious mind is responsive to our conscious will, which means that the unlimited creative power of the Universal Mind is within the control of the conscious mind of the individual.”

“…remember that it is not necessary to outline the method by which the subconscious will produce the results you desire. The finite cannot inform the Infinite. You are simply to say what you desire, not how you are to obtain it.”

The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating… If this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called magnetic; he is said to be filled with personal magnetism. Such a person may wield an immense power for good. His presence alone will often bring comfort to the troubled minds with which he comes in contact.”

“When the Solar Plexus is in active operation and is radiating life, energy, and vitality to every part of the body and to every one whom he meets, the sensations are pleasant. The body is filled with health and all with whom he comes in contact experience a pleasant sensation… If there is any interruption of this radiation the sensations are unpleasant, the flow of life and energy to some part of the body is stopped, and this is the cause of every ill to the human race — physical, mental, or environmental.”

“…all we have to do is let our light shine. The more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit.”

“Nonresistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it. Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence, and hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one arch enemy of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy must be completely destroyed; he must be eliminated; he must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun which causes a perpetual gloom.”

“When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse, and you will have found the source of power, energy, and life.”

“When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.”

“It is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the experiences with which we are to meet; if we expect nothing, we shall have nothing; if we demand much, we shall receive the greater portion.”

“Life is expressive and it is our business to express ourselves harmoniously and constructively.”

“The “I” of you is not the physical body. That is simply an instrument which the “I” uses to carry out its purposes. The “I” cannot be the Mind, for the mind is simply another instrument which the “I” uses with which to think, reason, and plan.”

“When you say “I think” the “I” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say “I go” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a realization of their true nature.”

“One of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of strengthening the will and realizing your power to accomplish is, ‘I can be what I will to be’.”

“If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start. If you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one interfere; the “I” in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is no longer any argument.”

“…when you remember that the “World Within” is controlled by the “I” and that this “I” is a part or one with the Infinite “I” which is the Universal Energy or Spirit, usually called God.”

“The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service, and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity where it can do the most good, where it can be of greatest service to mankind.”

“The Universal cannot express through you as long as you are busy with your plans, your own purposes; quiet the senses, seek inspiration, focus the mental activity on the within, dwell in the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence.”

“Over-work or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it impossible to do the more important work which results in a realization of conscious power. We should, therefore, seek the Silence frequently. Power comes through repose. It is in the Silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can think, and thought is the secret of all attainment.”

“Mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise.”

“At least ninety per cent of our mental life is subconscious, so that those who fail to make use of this mental power live within very narrow limits.”

“The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it.”

“We are today the result of our past thinking, and we shall be what we are thinking today.”

“The Law of Attraction is bringing to us not the things we should like, or the things we wish for, or the things someone else has, but it brings us “our own” — the things which we have created by our thought processes, whether consciously or unconsciously. Unfortunately, many of us are creating those things unconsciously.”

“The thing to do is to have a mental housecleaning, and to have this housecleaning every day; and keep the house clean. Mental, moral, and physical cleanliness are absolutely indispensable if we are to make progress of any kind.”

“…thought is mind in motion (just as wind is air in motion).”

“The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.”

“So with the power of thought: Let power be dissipated by scattering the thought from one object to another, and no result is apparent; but focus this power through attention or concentration on any single purpose for any length of time and nothing becomes impossible.”

“Visualization is the process of making mental images, and the image is the mold or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge.”

“Make the pattern clear, and make it beautiful; do not be afraid — make it grand. Remember that no limitation can be placed upon you by any one but yourself; you are not limited as to cost or material; draw on the Infinite for your supply, construct it in your imagination; it will have to be there before it will ever appear anywhere else.”

“Make the Mental Image. Make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way.”

“Create ideals only. Give no thought to external conditions. Make the world within beautiful and opulent and the world without will express and manifest the condition which you have made within.”

“Thought contains a vital principle because it is the creative principle of the Universe and by its nature will combine with other similar thoughts.”

“Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and experience.”

“In order to cultivate the imagination it must be exercised. Exercise is necessary to cultivate mental muscle as well as physical muscle. It must be supplied with nourishment or it cannot grow.”

“…all power is from within, but it must be developed, unfolded, cultivated; in order to do this we must be receptive, and this receptivity is acquired just as physical strength is gained — by exercise.”

“You cannot entertain weak, harmful, negative thoughts ten hours a day and expect to bring about beautiful, strong, and harmonious conditions by ten minutes of strong, positive, creative thought.”

“Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact. This indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it becomes a part of ourselves. We are actually changing ourselves; we are making ourselves what we want to be.”

“…substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance, and confidence, for those of fear, lack, and limitation. The easiest and most natural way to do this is to select an affirmation which seems to fit your particular case. The positive thought will destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys darkness, and the results will be just as effectual.”

“The affirmation, ‘I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy,”’will bring about harmonious conditions. The reason for this is because the affirmation is in strict accordance with the Truth, and when truth appears every form of error or discord must necessarily disappear.”

“Thought is a spiritual activity and spirit is creative.”

“Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others and it will help you both. We reap what we sow. If we send out thoughts of love and health, they return to us like bread cast upon the waters; but if we send out thoughts of fear, worry, jealousy, anger, hate, etc., we will reap the results in our own lives.”

“Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.”

“We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled, its accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making use of the creative power of thought by impressing on the Universal subjective mind the particular thing which we desire as an already existing fact.”

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.”

“Law of Attraction is…The Law by which Faith is brought into manifestation.”

“Man’s power to think is infinite, consequently his creative power is unlimited.”

“There is no getting away from the law of love. It is feeling that imparts vitality to thought. Feeling is desire, and desire is love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.”

“All these cells are moving for a common purpose and each one is not only a living organism, but has sufficient intelligence to enable it to perform its necessary duties. It is also endowed with sufficient intelligence to conserve the energies and perpetuate its own life. It must, therefore, secure sufficient nourishment and it has been found that it exercises choice in the selection of such nourishment.”

“The subconscious mind being the connecting link between the Universal Mind and the conscious mind, is it not evident that the conscious mind can consciously suggest thoughts which the subconscious mind will put into action, and as the subconscious is one with the Universal, is it not evident that no limit can be placed upon its activities?”

“Thought is the only reality; conditions are but the outward manifestations; as the thought changes, all outward or material conditions must change in order to be in harmony with their creator, which is thought.”

“If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop a harmonious mental attitude.”

“Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need or refusing to accept what we require.”

“…if we wish desirable conditions, we can afford to entertain only desirable thoughts.”

“If you wish to bring about the realization of any desire, form a mental picture of success in your mind by consciously visualizing your desire; in this way you will be compelling success and you will be externalizing it in your life by scientific methods.”

“…visualization is a form of imagination; this process of thinking forms impressions on the mind, and these impressions in turn form concepts and ideals, and they in turn are the plans from which the Master Architect will weave the future.”

“When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself — is you — you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly and to execute masterfully.”

“You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop. It is here that your ideal is to be visualized.”

“Every time we breathe we fill our lungs with air and at the same time vitalize our body with this Pranic Ether which is Life itself, so that we have the opportunity of making a conscious connection with All Life, All Intelligence, and All Substance.”

“Thought is creative vibration and the quality of the conditions created will depend upon the quality of our thought, because we cannot express powers which we do not possess. We must ‘be’ before we can ‘do’ and we can ‘do’ only to the extent to which we ‘are,’ and so what we do will necessarily coincide with what we ‘are’ and what we are depends upon what we ‘think’.”

“The creative energies of mind find no more difficulty in handling large situations than small ones. Mind is just as much present in the Infinitely large as in the Infinitely small.”

“…if we wish a change in conditions, all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, the things, and the conditions or the experiences with which we meet in life.”

It is, however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished. The mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”

“If the desire is one which requires determination, ability, talent, courage, power, or any other spiritual power, these are necessary essentials for your picture; build them in; they are the vital part of the picture; they are the feeling which combines with thought and creates the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give your picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it begins to grow the result is practically assured.”

“…thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.”

“The various forms of inflammation, paralysis, nervousness, and diseased conditions generally are the manifestation of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred, and similar thought.”

“If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking; let us remember that every thought produces an impression on the mind; every impression is a seed which will sink into the subconscious and form a tendency; the tendency will be to attract other similar thoughts and before we know it we shall have a crop which must be harvested… If these thoughts contain disease germs, the harvest will be sickness, decay, weakness, and failure. The question is: What are we thinking, what are we creating, what is the harvest to be?”

“Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration. Change the rate of vibration and you change the nature, quality, and form.”

“Every cell in your body is intelligent and will respond to your direction. The cells are all creators and will create the exact pattern which you give them.”

“The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire.”

“If you desire to help some one or to destroy some form of lack, limitation, or error, the correct method is not to think of the person whom you wish to help; the intention to help them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the person. Then drive out of your own mind any belief of lack, limitation, disease, danger, difficulty, or whatever the trouble might be. As soon as you have succeeded in doing this the result will have been accomplished and the person will be free.”

“If your thought is sufficiently refined and concentrated, then you will be placed in harmony with the object of your thought quickly; if not, more time will be required.”

“Most persons are busily engaged in concentrating upon lack, limitation, loss, and inharmony of every kind, and they are therefore attracting these conditions, a few are busily engaged in concentrating upon success, prosperity, and harmonious conditions generally, and find that their environment reflects the quality of their thought.”

“A thought goes forth from the thinker, it meets other thoughts for which it has an affinity, they coalesce and form a nucleus for other similar thoughts; this nucleus sends out calls into the formless energy, wherein all thoughts and all things are held in solution, and soon the thought is clothed in a form in accordance with the character given to it by the thinker.”

“A million men in the agony of death and torture on the battlefield send out thoughts of hatred and distress, soon another million men die from the effect of a germ called “influenza.” None but the experienced metaphysician knows when and how the deadly germ came into existence.”

“Every thought changes the rate of vibration. As you are enabled to think greater, deeper, higher, and more forceful thoughts, the brain cells are refined, they become more powerful, and they are enabled to receive finer vibrations.”

“One of the characteristic signs of a general awakening is the optimism shining through the mist of doubt and unrest, this optimism is taking the form of illumination, as the illumination becomes general, fear, anger, doubt, selfishness ,and greed pass away. We are not looking for the Christ child, but the Christ consciousness — we are anticipating a more general realization of the Truth which is to make men free.”

“We do not need to laboriously shovel the darkness out of a room before letting in the light; on the contrary, all that is necessary is to turn on the light and the darkness vanishes.”

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