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Wayne Dyer

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Dyer in 2009

Born

May 10, 1940
Detroit, Michigan, US

Died

August 29, 2015
Maui County, Hawaii, US

Occupation

Author, motivational speaker

Children

8

Wayne Walter Dyer was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones , is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date.

Dyer was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Melvin Lyle Dyer and Hazel Irene Vollick, and spent much of his first ten years in an orphanage on the east side of Detroit, after his father walked out on the family, leaving his mother to raise three small boys. After graduating from Denby High School, Dyer served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He received his Ed.D. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. His dissertation was titled Group Counseling Leadership Training in Counselor Education.

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You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. - Wayne Dyer

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

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It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. - Wayne Dyer

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

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The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do. - Wayne Dyer

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

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There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively. - Wayne Dyer

There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. - Wayne Dyer

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

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Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. - Wayne Dyer

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.

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Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. - Wayne Dyer

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

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Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. - Wayne Dyer

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.

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Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Wayne Dyer

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

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Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. - Wayne Dyer

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

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Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you. - Wayne Dyer

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

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Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. - Wayne Dyer

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

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Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. - Wayne Dyer

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

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When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. - Wayne Dyer

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

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

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

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