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142 Inspiring Quotes by Alan Cohen

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Alan Cohen.

Wikipedia Summary for Alan Cohen

Alan Phillip Cohen (born October 5, 1954) is an American businessman, best known for his ownership of the Florida Panthers hockey team and his founding of several pharmaceutical companies. Cohen holds several degrees from the University of Florida.

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Today I set my mind and heart on a new path. I focus my energy on love, appreciation, and my highest possibilities.

--Alan Cohen

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You do not need to import greatness from another; you just need to act on your own.

--Alan Cohen

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The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.

--Alan Cohen


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Abundance is not a number or acquisition. It is the simple recognition of enoughness.

--Alan Cohen

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What happens to you happens from you.

--Alan Cohen

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If you desire to know where your spiritual work lies, look to your emotional pain.

--Alan Cohen

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Don't use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future.

--Alan Cohen

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Who would you be if you dropped your complaints?

--Alan Cohen

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God has denied you nothing. Only you can deny yourself.

--Alan Cohen

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It is not selfish or narcissistic to love yourself. It is your first and foremost responsibility.

--Alan Cohen


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Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free.

--Alan Cohen

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Trust who and what you are, and the universe will support you in miraculous ways.

--Alan Cohen

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Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.

--Alan Cohen

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Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.

--Alan Cohen

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There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.

--Alan Cohen

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Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

--Alan Cohen

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It's not more time you need. It's more quality use of the time you already have.

--Alan Cohen

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If you keep asking, eventually someone will say yes.

--Alan Cohen

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Success in business depends more on relationships than spreadsheets.

--Alan Cohen


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Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but unlearning old limits.

--Alan Cohen

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Be at peace with your choices.
They all serve you.

--Alan Cohen

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Focus on the highest, clearest, and most meaningful teaching you can find, and let all else go.

--Alan Cohen

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Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.

--Alan Cohen

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Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.

--Alan Cohen

Longer Version:

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.


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If someone thinks you can help or heal them, and you think you can't, choose their faith over your doubt.

--Alan Cohen

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Your greatest contribution to helping other people live their destiny is for you to live your own.

--Alan Cohen


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The same Source that gave you the idea, will give you the means to see it through.

--Alan Cohen

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If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.

--Alan Cohen

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Because fear is insatiable, everything that is insatiable is born of fear.

--Alan Cohen

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It is not selfish to be happy. It is your highest purpose. Your joy is the greatest contribution you can make to life on the planet. A heart at peace with its owner blesses everyone it touches.

--Alan Cohen

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Blessed are those who are so naive that they do not know what they cannot do.

--Alan Cohen

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You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.

--Alan Cohen

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Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.

--Alan Cohen

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If you know something is true, you don't need to convince anyone of it. If you are trying to convince anyone, it is probably yourself.

--Alan Cohen

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You empower what you fight.
You withdraw power from what you release.

--Alan Cohen

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Kindness to self will put you in the perfect attitude and position to be kind to others.

--Alan Cohen

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If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace.

--Alan Cohen

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The desire to change others cloaks your desire to change yourself.

--Alan Cohen

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Temporary discomfort pales in the face of long-term awakening.

--Alan Cohen

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Integrity is a high rock above which the stormy ocean of worldly troubles cannot rise.

--Alan Cohen

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If you want your destiny to be greater than your history, give no credence to history and all credence to possibility.

--Alan Cohen

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If you have ever followed a rainbow to its end, it leads you to the ground on which you are standing.

--Alan Cohen

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The best way to lose weight is to know that you are light.

--Alan Cohen

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Those who recognize their innocence do not expect, receive, or accept punishment from any outside source.

--Alan Cohen

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When you can laugh about something, you know it is healed.

--Alan Cohen

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Prayer sends love. Affirmation sees love.

--Alan Cohen

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Optimism may sometimes be delusional, but pessimism is always delusional.

--Alan Cohen

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When your intention is clear, so is the way.

--Alan Cohen

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The only real knowledge is who you really are -- a spiritual being created in the image in the likeness of a loving God. If you know that, everything you do will honor the wisdom and beauty you already own.

--Alan Cohen

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To make the world a better place, see the world as a better place.

--Alan Cohen

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To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world.

--Alan Cohen

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Affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek.

--Alan Cohen

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Probe, challenge, and grow beyond any belief system that does not acknowledge you as already divine and Grace as already present. Don't stop until everything you seek is already given.

--Alan Cohen

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The vision you use determines the results you obtain.

--Alan Cohen

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True champions are team players.

--Alan Cohen

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You are not here to work. You are here to awaken.

--Alan Cohen


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The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth.

--Alan Cohen

Longer Version:

The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.


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There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.

--Alan Cohen


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The words "genius" and "genuine" derive from the same root. The core of genius is authenticity.

--Alan Cohen

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Opportunities show up in direct proportion to your willingness to recognize them.

--Alan Cohen

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View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross.
View it as your friend, and it will give you wings.

--Alan Cohen

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To think you know what is best for another person is an industrial-strength ego trip.

--Alan Cohen

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Do what is healing to your spirit and without effort you will bring the world healing in return.

--Alan Cohen

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There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

--Alan Cohen

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When you protect yourself from pain, be sure you do not protect yourself from love.

--Alan Cohen

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You can be helping many people, but if you are not helping yourself, you have missed the one person you were born to heal.

--Alan Cohen

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Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

--Alan Cohen

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Don't try to lose weight. Take delight in gaining fitness.

--Alan Cohen

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Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.

--Alan Cohen

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Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.

--Alan Cohen

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Quit making believe you don't know.
You do know. Act on it.

--Alan Cohen

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Keep memories of insult on a short leash, and memories of blessing on a long one.

--Alan Cohen

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If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.

--Alan Cohen

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Be clear on where you are and where you want to go and you will get there. It can be the best year of your life.

--Alan Cohen

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Whatever you think and talk about paves the runway for what you will create.

--Alan Cohen

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Any attempt to improve on God's creation will distance you from God's creation.

--Alan Cohen

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Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.

--Alan Cohen


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Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.

--Alan Cohen

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The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence.

--Alan Cohen

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As you recognize that you already own the wholeness you seek, and no one outside you can give you more than you already are, dysfunctional situations will evaporate like bad dreams exposed to the morning sun.

--Alan Cohen


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In the end, we shall recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you'll find your way home.

--Alan Cohen

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Completion is an attitude, not an event.

--Alan Cohen

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To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.

--Alan Cohen

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The word courage comes from the French word 'coeur,' which means heart. True power proceeds not from force, but from love.

--Alan Cohen

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You cannot evaluate an insane belief system from within it.

--Alan Cohen

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You are doing better than you think you are.

--Alan Cohen

brown and black tiger near body of water

The answer is simpler than you think.

--Alan Cohen

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Our noblest purpose in life is to remember our spiritual nature in the face of suggestions that we are a material society.

--Alan Cohen


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Do not confuse humility with humiliation.

--Alan Cohen

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Laughter lifts us over high ridges and lights up dark valleys in a way that makes life so much easier. It is a priceless gem, a gift of release and healing direct from Heaven.

--Alan Cohen

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Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are.

--Alan Cohen




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Every musician I have ever heard has influenced me. I often find I emulate micro-aspects of an artist, and combine it to form something new and unique.

--Alan Cohen

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All hatred of others is a reflection of self-hatred. All love of others is a reflection of self-love.

--Alan Cohen

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We hurt ourselves not by what we ask for, but what we settle for.

--Alan Cohen


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Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.

--Alan Cohen



Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

--Alan Cohen

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Control what you can, but flow with what you can't.

--Alan Cohen


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Life's gift to you is your unique vantage point. Your gift to life is expressing from it.

--Alan Cohen

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We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.

--Alan Cohen

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Only those who ask for more can get more and only those who know there is more, ask.

--Alan Cohen

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What a doctor or healer tells you is a reflection of the beliefs and expectations you hold. Change your beliefs and you change the prognosis. Who is the doctor? The mind of the patient.

--Alan Cohen

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Spirit Math: The quality of your life equals the ratio of appreciation to complaint.

--Alan Cohen

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Our history is not our destiny.

--Alan Cohen

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Teach yourself freedom with the same zeal that the world has taught you limits.

--Alan Cohen


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When we enter into any relationship with the premise that we are empty and the other person will fill us in, we are sure to fail. We can only win when we proceed from wholeness.

--Alan Cohen

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Asking for help is an affirmation that you believe in yourself, you recognize an answer is available, and you are open to receive it.

--Alan Cohen

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Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on.

--Alan Cohen

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What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?

--Alan Cohen

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Will you ever run out of creative ideas and expressions? Ha! The more creative ideas you have, the more you will discover. Creativity is a tree with countless branches that never stop blossoming.

--Alan Cohen

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The world you see is less of an indication about the world and more of an indication about your seeing.

--Alan Cohen

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You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.

--Alan Cohen

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Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.

--Alan Cohen

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When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people, most of whom we will never know about ... never underestimate the importance of a kind act.

--Alan Cohen

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The cause of poverty is not scarcity. It is fear and small thinking.

--Alan Cohen

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We learn early on that, in order to be a winner, you have to believe in yourself. You have to have the confidence to make things happen. And you have to have personal pride.

--Alan Cohen

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God is a frequency. Stay tuned.

--Alan Cohen

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Love is natural. Cynicism is learned. Come home.

--Alan Cohen

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The purpose of prayer is not to change God's mind, which always knows your wholeness and your deservingness. The purpose of prayer is to change your mind so you can see through the eyes of God.

--Alan Cohen


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The apparent goal of the journey is simply the carrot the universe dangles before you to get you to learn the lessons the adventure yields.

--Alan Cohen

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People ho need to be right do so because they fundamentally feel wrong.

--Alan Cohen

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Spirit is a more accurate measure of success than the ruler.

--Alan Cohen


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Put aside ambition for public recognition, and simply do what you do because it feels good inside.

--Alan Cohen

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You are not here to duplicate and replicate. You are here to initiate.

--Alan Cohen

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Apply analysis when appropriate, but keep it on a short leash when joy beckons.

--Alan Cohen

We wish you a perfect day!