41 Captivating Alfred A. Montapert Quotes

Alfred A. Montapert was an author best known for the book, “Supreme Philosophy of Man.” With many words of wisdom shared, here is a look at some of the most captivating Alfred A. Montapert quotes to inspire you.

“A big, spectacular thing can frequently be accomplished quickly. Quality usually takes longer. Fanfare and fireworks are not part of quality; therefore, only those who know true values are attracted to it. But when fanfare and fireworks are over, quality will remain.”

“All lasting business is built on friendship.”

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”

“Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink.”

“Before every action ask yourself. Will this bring more monkeys on my back. Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?”

“Begin and you’re halfway there.”


“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.”

“Don’t dodge difficulties; meet them, greet them, beat them. All great men have been through the wringer.”

“Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.”

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”

“Few of us know what we are capable of doing… we have never pushed ourselves hard enough to find out.”

“Great persons are great because of good, strong foundations on which they were able to build a character….”

“Happiness depends not on things around me, but on my attitude.”

“If you don’t have solid beliefs, you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.”

“If you have no goals you will be bored: you will be unhappy because you are empty.”

“In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might”

“Intentions are invisible but they are the true test of character.”

“It is foolish to wait for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out.”

“Learn to eat problems for breakfast”

“Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching.”

“Man’s ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures.”

“Move out man! Life is fleeting by. Do something worthwhile, before you die. Leave Behind a work sublime, that will outline you and time.”

“Nature’s Laws are the invisible government of the earth.”

“Negative attitudes bring negative results.”

“Never compromise a principle or relinquish a vital truth.”

“No better words than”thank you” have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one’s heart; when the two words are sincerely spoken.”

“Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.”

“The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain, and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world’s great ideas.”

“The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.”

“The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former”

“The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of your eternal love.”

“The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion.”

“The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.”

“The secret of health, happiness, and long life: If you simply learn how to accept and express love, you will live longer…be happier…grow healthier. For love is a powerful force.”

“To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan.”

“To know God is to be adjusted to daily living.”

“True success depends more on character than on intellect.”

“We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.”

“We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.”

“You get what you order in life.”

“Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.”

Here are some famous Alfred A. Montapert quotes to keep you inspired.