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Werner Erhard

Birthdate: 5. September 1935

Werner Hans Erhard is an American author and lecturer known for founding "est", which operated from 1971 to 1984. He has written and lectured widely on critical thinking, transformational models and applications, integrity, performance, leadership and individual and organizational transformation.In 1977 Erhard, with the support of John Denver, Robert W. Fuller and others, founded The Hunger Project in which more than 4 million people have participated in establishing the end of hunger as "an idea whose time has come".In 1991, Erhard retired from business and sold his then-existing intellectual property to a group of former employees who formed Landmark Education, renamed in 2013 "Landmark Worldwide", with whom he maintains a consulting relationship. Erhard continues to lecture and present.Much of Erhard's scholarly writing can be found on his author's page in the Social Science Research Network .

„The moment when you really experience that you have created yourself being whatever way you are, at that same moment you will never have to be that way again.“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with William Warren Bartley, cited in — [Bartley, William Warren, w:William Warren Bartley, Werner Erhard: the Transformation of a Man: the Founding of est, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1978, New York, 252, 0-517-53502-5]

„The greatest philosopher of the twentieth century.“

—  Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard on L. Ron Hubbard — quoted in [L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?, 1987, Bent Corydon and Ronald DeWolf, 15, 0818404442]
Attributed

„You and I possess within ourselves, at every moment of our lives and under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives.“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with William Warren Bartley, cited in [Bartley, William Warren, w:William Warren Bartley, Werner Erhard: the Transformation of a Man: the Founding of est, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1978, New York, 104, 0-517-53502-5]

„You are god in your own universe. There is no god unless it is self.“

—  Werner Erhard

[39, Psychobabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology - and the Biblical Alternative, Richard L. Ganz, 1993, Crossway Books, 0891077340]
Attributed

„Miracles occur in direct proportion to our willingness to have them.“

—  Werner Erhard

[Jerry Jerome, Instant Inspiration: Using Quotes to Guide You to Your Goals, Instant Wisdom Publishing, February 1, 2003, 35, 097261690X]
Attributed

„Something experienced is true; the same thing believed is a lie.“

—  Werner Erhard

[39, Psychobabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology - and the Biblical Alternative, Richard L. Ganz, 1993, Crossway Books, 0891077340]
Attributed

„Until what is significant is created by you, you aren’t living your life, you are living some inherited life.“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with The Financial Times — [Lucy Kellaway, w:Lucy Kellaway, Lunch with the FT: Werner Erhard, The Financial Times, April 28, 2012, http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/feb214a8-8f88-11e1-98b1-00144feab49a.html#axzz1v4NTTdmJ]

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„You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference — to be of genuine consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions in life, even if those motions make us successful or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want to know we have had some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. We want to make the world work.“

—  Werner Erhard

The End of Starvation : Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come, Werner Erhard, 1977, 3 http://www.wernererhard.net/thpsource.html,
Also published in — The end of starvation: creating an idea whose time has come, 3, 1982, Werner Erhard http://books.google.com/books?id=4o4wAAAAMAAJ&q=%22be+of+genuine+consequence+in+the+world%22&dq=%22be+of+genuine+consequence+in+the+world%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rpyFUvTMB6_MsQT0sYCwDQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ,
Also quoted in — [The Answer : What do you mean I have to figure it out for myself?, 2001, Quila H. Creig] and — [The Spartan Life 2, Scott Westerman, ‎2012]

„Does it really work for us to go through our lives as though there were no realizations beyond the grasp of our system-of-concepts, the awareness of which would transform the quality of our lives?“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with William Warren Bartley, cited in [Bartley, William Warren, w:William Warren Bartley, Werner Erhard: the Transformation of a Man: the Founding of est, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1978, New York, 302, 0-517-53502-5]

„Here’s my definition of a hero. A hero is an ordinary person given being and action by something bigger than themselves. One thing I’m sure about is I’m real ordinary. Yet I’ve had the chance to touch the lives of a lotta people.“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with The Financial Times — [Lucy Kellaway, w:Lucy Kellaway, Lunch with the FT: Werner Erhard, The Financial Times, April 28, 2012, http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/feb214a8-8f88-11e1-98b1-00144feab49a.html#axzz1v4NTTdmJ]

„[Alan] Watts did two main things for me. He opened up the connections between what I was doing and the traditional Oriental philosophies. And he pointed me toward the distinction between Self and Mind.“

—  Werner Erhard

Interview with William Warren Bartley, cited in [Bartley, William Warren, w:William Warren Bartley, Werner Erhard: the Transformation of a Man: the Founding of est, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1978, New York, 118, 0-517-53502-5]

„Happiness is a function of accepting what is.“

—  Werner Erhard

[Alan Aldridge, 2007, Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction, Cambridge, England, Polity, 53, 0745634044]
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