Volume I of IV - Download a sample PDF of the book below.

A compilation of quotations and proverbs from the most enlightened, intelligent, and forward thinkers in human history regarding the most important aspects of life. Compiled and arranged to give the reader a clear direction in their life based on their internal needs, wants, and desires.

While no one on Earth is special, everyone is unique. Nobody past, present, or future has gone through or has had the same thoughts and experiences as you, nor will they in the future. As a result, you see the world in a completely unique way. Studying these volumes will guide your mind's eye in distinguishing the most significant passages to you and your being as well as reaffirming or contradicting what you already know and believe, by the wisest people throughout history. Out of the thousands of quotes and proverbs within these volumes, your personality will subconsciously pick out the most relevant quotes and proverbs to you and you alone.

It would be a mistake to concentrate on only one topic because all subjects are connected to aid you in reaching your own epiphany. Many of the most profound quotes and proverbs are recorded under various topics throughout the book. Though you may only be interested in "Success & Failure," many of the quotes and proverbs attributed to success can also be found under "Leadership," "Attitude," or even "Life, Purpose, & Growth," for example.

The aim of this huge collection of human wisdom is enlightenment: to assist the readers in realizing what is truly important in life, as well as to find their true self; to shatter the illusions that everyone builds for themselves through false assumptions and stereotypes; to find their true inner being; to find purpose; and, most importantly, to discover what makes them and them alone happy.

To receive the full benefit of these volumes and to fully immerse yourself in self-discovery, you must commit to studying the entire collection. If you only want a hint of what’s important in life, then limit yourself to a single volume.

Read and carefully study all the volumes as well as all the topics to wake yourself up, gain insight, break through the illusions you’ve built for yourself, and live a life free from regret.


The only sin is mediocrity. 

- Martha Graham 1894 – 1991; American modern dancer, choreographer & Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

- J. B. Priestley (John Boynton Priestley) 1894 – 1984; English playwright, novelist, broadcaster, critic.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

- Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865; American politician, 16th President of the U.S. during the American Civil war & instrumental in abolishing slavery.

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

- Confucius 551 BC – 479 BC; Chinese teacher, politician, & philosopher. 


 Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

- Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC; Greek philosopher, polymath, & one of the fathers of Western philosophy. 

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

- Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) 1694 – 1778; French writer, historian, philosopher, & poet.  

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. 

- Les Brown 1945 - ; American motivational speaker, politician, author, & TV host.

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.

- B. C. Forbes 1880 – 1954; Scottish-American financial journalist, author, & founder of Forbes Magazine.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

- Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970; American author on motivation.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Michael King) 1929 - 1968; American clergyman, minister, civil rights activist.  Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, & Congressional Gold Medal recipient. 

Why, in our age of science, do we still have laws and policies which come from an age of superstition?

- Shereen El Feki; Arab writer.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress….Power concedes nothing without a demand.

- Frederick Douglas (Fredrick Augustus Washington Bailey) 1818 – 1895; American orator, writer, statesman, abolitionist, former slave, & autobiographer.

Every prisoner is not a criminal, just as every criminal is not in prison.

- Michael Eric Dyson 1958 - ; American author, professor, & radio talk show host.

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M.I. Seka,
Mar 27, 2014, 11:18 AM