• “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.”
  • “All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.”
  • “By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.”
  • “To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.”
  • Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.”
  • “A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.”
  • Fiction supplies the only philosophy that may readers know; it establishes their ethical, social, and material standards; it confirms them in their prejudices or opens their minds to a wider world.”
  • “The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.”
  • “Man’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.”


DOROTHEA BRANDE (1893-1948) was a well respected writer & Editor in New York