Quotes by Wayne W. Dyer

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

"Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family."

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."


Books by Wayne W. Dyer

  • Your Erroneous Zones
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  • December 5th 1993 by HarperTorch

    (first published August 1976)

Wayne W. Dyer
  • Wayne W. Dyer

  • Date of birth: May 10, 1940
  • Died: August 29, 2015
  • Born: in Detroit, Michigan, The United States.

  • Description: Wayne Walter Dyer was a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have "[brought] humanistic ideas to the masses".

    He received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. He was a guidance counselor in Detroit at the high school level and a professor of counselor education at St. John's University in New York.
    He first pursued an academic career, publishing in journals and running a successful private therapy practice, but his lectures at St. John's, which focused on positive thinking and motivational speaking techniques, attracted students beyond those enrolled. A literary agent persuaded Dyer to package his ideas in book form, resulting in Your Erroneous Zones; although initial sales were thin, Dyer quit his teaching job and began a publicity tour of the United States, doggedly pursuing bookstore appearances and media interviews ("out of the back of his station wagon", according to Michael Korda, making the best-seller lists "before book publishers even noticed what was happening"