The only way you can control people is to lie to them. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.
There’s only one remedy for crime — get rid of the psychs! They are causing it!
Through our hardest times we have endured. Into our brightest times we are expanding.
You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.
A philosophy can only be a route to knowledge. It cannot be knowledge crammed down one’s throat. If one has a route, he can then find what is true for him. And that is Scientology.
Today’s children will become tomorrow’s civilization.
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.
If a man can dream, if a man can have goals, he can be happy and he can be alive. If he has no goals he doesn’t even have a future.
Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free – he is his own trap.
I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all books are destroyed.
To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this the inability to confront that which is.
No man is happy without a goal, and no man can be happy without faith in his own ability to reach that goal.
Learn to write when you would rather sleep. Learn to exercise this gift of language when no conscious portion of your wits can vibrate anything but worry. Learn to write so, my son, and you can call yourself a writer.
Works of art are viewed by people. They are heard by people. They are felt by people. They are not just the fodder of a close-knit group of initiates. They are the soul food of all people.
To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.
Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear; lies are told because one is afraid of the consequences should one tell the truth; thus, the liar is inevitably a coward, the coward is inevitably a liar.
Let the child see Mama and Daddy both at least once a day. Never quarrel or argue in front of a baby or a child-it destroys security.
What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that, you have lost everything.
Save the child and you save the nation.
Organised religion tries to control, so therefore must be lying.
Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment.
That which a person works hardest on, he winds up having. That’s one of the fundamentals of this universe.
That to which he devotes energy, he finally has.
If a person thinks he can be happy without making those around him happy, he’s crazy.
Are you making life or is life making you?
Self-confidenc e alone is security. Your ability is your security. There is no security but you.