91 Best Guy Finley Quotes from the American Self-Help Writer

Guy Finley, a luminary in self-improvement, offers insights on pressing personal and societal challenges such as relationships, stress and happiness, guiding many towards an elevated life.

As a celebrated author, he’s penned over 30 books, translated into 16 languages, with sales exceeding a million copies.

Over two decades, he’s conducted 4,000+ seminars across North America and Europe and featured in 400+ TV and radio appearances, including major networks like ABC, NBC and CNN.

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He also played a pivotal role at the International Conference of Science and Consciousness. As the Life of Learning Foundation’s Director, his weekly e-mails reach 400,000 subscribers globally.

Originating from a prominent entertainment family, Guy transitioned from a successful music career, having composed hits for top artists, to pursue profound self-study after recognizing the emptiness in worldly success.

You will find below a popular collection of the ‘Guy Finley’ quotes.

Best Guy Finley Quotes


We are not here on earth to change our destiny but to fulfill it. ~ Guy Finley.

The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities. ~ Guy Finley.

Each time we see and are touched by the expression of some eternal principle, we catch a sweet glimpse of some aspect of our True Self. ~ Guy Finley.

From the movie, The Boy Who Could Fly Somewhere, deep inside, we can all fly. ~ Guy Finley.

Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed. ~ Guy Finley.

Staying present, living in Presence is the best gift anyone can give to those they love. ~ Guy Finley.

Love is effortless attention. ~ Guy Finley.

We become what we love. What we put first in our lives is what we receive from life. ~ Guy Finley.

To go beyond yourself, you must first be yourself. ~ Guy Finley.

Famous Guy Finley Quotes

Instead of always asking yourself how to clear up your mental fog, learn to ask: Can confusion know anything about clarity? ~ Guy Finley.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Instead of always asking yourself why so-and-so acts this or that way, learn to ask: What’s inside of me that wants to hurt itself over how anyone else acts? ~ Guy Finley.

Don’t believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living – they lie. ~ Guy Finley.

You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today. ~ Guy Finley.

Past mistakes cannot create a present pain; no mistake in life has the power to make us ache any more than the echo of someone crying can shed tears. ~ Guy Finley.

The fear of seeing ourselves as we are ensures we will never see the end of our fears. ~ Guy Finley.

The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared. ~ Guy Finley.

The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we’ve run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don’t like needful moments and therefore we resist them. ~ Guy Finley.

Only you can choose the nature of what grows, or what doesn’t, within you. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

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.

Top Guy Finley Quotes

Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it. ~ Guy Finley.

The heart at peace is its own reward, needing nothing outside of itself to be fully content. ~ Guy Finley.


On the other side of resistance is the flow. ~ Guy Finley.

Real love cannot be deceived because it wants nothing outside of itself. ~ Guy Finley.

The only mistake that we can make as human beings is to be asleep, unaware of ourselves. ~ Guy Finley.

If you don’t leap, you’ll never know what it’s like to fly. ~ Guy Finley.

If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed. ~ Guy Finley.

A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind. ~ Guy Finley.

Who you really are, your True Nature, is no more tied to the kind of person you’ve been than the wind is tied to the skies through which it moves. ~ Guy Finley.

The secret self knows the anguish of our attachments and assures us that letting go of what we think we must have to be happy is the same as letting go of our unhappiness. ~ Guy Finley.

Popular Guy Finley Quotes

As those who have learned to rule their own mind will attest, misfortune is a state of mind long before it becomes a miserable circumstance. ~ Guy Finley.

False life is exhausting; Real Life is inexhaustible. ~ Guy Finley.

Never run from what you don’t understand, as it will be waiting for you every time you come to a stop. ~ Guy Finley.

Disappointment, discouragement, and despair are nothing but the bitter fruit of an unfulfilled expectation allowed to live beyond its time. ~ Guy Finley.

Once you know what it means to choose in favor of yourself, there is no power in the universe that can make you choose against yourself. ~ Guy Finley.

Discouragement tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

Great Guy Finley Quotes

Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future. ~ Guy Finley.

No experience in life is set in stone unless we ourselves have unwittingly poured the concrete! ~ Guy Finley.

Wasting your time in anxious worry over what you may not have is a good way to waste what you need to get it. ~ Guy Finley.

The less one knows about oneself, the more one enjoys talking about oneself. ~ Guy Finley.

Our greatest strength isn’t our ability to imagine brighter days ahead, it is that we are empowered-in every present moment-to effortlessly dismiss any dark thought or feeling that, left unattended, diminishes our happiness. ~ Guy Finley.


Walk lightly through life. ~ Guy Finley.

Rushing around, hoping to find peace of mind anywhere other than within yourself, is like looking for your heart in someone else’s body! ~ Guy Finley.

It’s a paradox of the true spiritual path, but the more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our life. ~ Guy Finley.

Powerful Guy Finley Quotes

No truly conscious human being sabotages himself – it’s impossible, because it’s contrary to Nature. ~ Guy Finley.

Any conclusion you reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation because there’s always more to see. ~ Guy Finley.

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. ~ Guy Finley.

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. ~ Guy Finley.

Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere! ~ Guy Finley.

It’s time to break our ties with anything in us that would rather complain about its situation than go to work to change it. ~ Guy Finley.

Inspiring Guy Finley Quotes

Anyone or anything that asks you to be untrue to yourself has already acted against you. ~ Guy Finley.

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. ~ Guy Finley.

What you don’t want to know about yourself wants to be known, which is why it keeps ‘showing up’ at your door unannounced! ~ Guy Finley.

Make it your moment-to-moment aim to recognize the difference between being aware of your thoughts, and being carried along by them. ~ Guy Finley.

No condition outside ourselves can create a rut or trap us in it. It’s impossible. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding. ~ Guy Finley.

Those who dare to try what others only dream of – never fail to discover that real effort is always rewarded. ~ Guy Finley.

We are not here on earth to change our destiny, but to fulfill it. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

Motivational Guy Finley Quotes

Never again help anyone to feel as though they have a right to feel badly. ~ Guy Finley.

Chasing after a pleasure to ease a pain is like running after a breeze to cool you down. ~ Guy Finley.

The real quality of our life is not determined by what we have won from it, but by what we have discovered within it. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

The only reason your mind won’t stop its endless chattering is because you won’t stop listening to it! ~ Guy Finley.

Act on what you love, not from what you fear, and watch how fear fades as love grows. ~ Guy Finley.

The path to the inwardly enriched life is not hidden from the man or woman who longs to walk upon it. ~ Guy Finley.

One of the most important rules for me is: Don’t ever defend myself. If we could put this one principle into practice, how much more simple life would be. ~ Guy Finley.

Getting stressed and struggling to change the outcome of any past event is like arguing with an echo to make it see your point of view. ~ Guy Finley.

To be more aware, we need only listen for and let go of the thoughts which steal our attention. ~ Guy Finley.


Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. ~ Guy Finley.

We must do the work to prove our fears groundless, otherwise it is our fears that will gain ground and our lives will be spent in their service. ~ Guy Finley.

Inspirational Guy Finley Quotes

Be still; quietly remember the presence of and within yourself, and you will know, without thinking, that while all around you everything changes, within you lives something unchanging. ~ Guy Finley.

The only way to cultivate a quiet mind is by planting seeds of silence. ~ Guy Finley.

All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things. ~ Guy Finley.

The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose. ~ Guy Finley.

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.

Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing. ~ Guy Finley.

We can only begin to change the world around us when we are willing to become a conscious part of all that is changing. ~ Guy Finley.

Work to connect yourself to the allness of life – instead of identifying with the smallness of it – and you’ll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it. ~ Guy Finley.

The only thing worried thoughts have the power to change is what the next thing will be for you to worry over! ~ Guy Finley.

We conquer ourselves by learning patience, for she gives to us our longed for victory only in the surrender of self. ~ Guy Finley.

So these were the 91 top Guy Finley quotes and sayings on life, love, letting go and success.

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