Philip Schmitz

Biography

Life is like a gemstone. Let’s hold it under the light and watch it sparkle.

Born in Princeton, NJ, Philip Schmitz spent his formative decades in Salzburg, Austria. His exposure to a foreign culture exerted an enormous influence on his life.

As a professional translator, he has written well over a million words. Although much of his work was printed between the covers of books (12) and published online, it left him unsatisfied.

Wisdom Quotes Illustrated is his first attempt at publishing on the subjects that matter to him most: learning, developing, and changing; staying inspired and motivated; and cultivating a positive, optimistic frame of mind even—and especially—when difficult situations arise.

His goal is to produce a series of books that will provide awareness and insight, and encourage personal growth.
Philip lives in Connecticut. When he’s not up to his neck in a translation or busily collecting quotes for his next book, he enjoys baking cakes and can found walking in the quiet recesses of nearby nature preserves.

View samples of his style at www.fullyhereandnow.com

Where to find Philip Schmitz online

Series

Wisdom Quotes Illustrated
Here are four books of carefully selected (and sometimes overlooked) quotes on life, positive thinking, and confidence. They’ve been enhanced with bold, colorful images and set in an easy-to-read and engaging format. Many times, quotes capture surprising new insights. But they also remind us of things we already know, or at least sense. For example . . . - You’re free to define yourself, let go of the past, and choose your own road. - Life is more than a destination, it’s the entire journey. Enjoy it now and keep worry in check. Readers are also encouraged to develop some of the more reflective traits. - Forgiveness and gratitude can improve your life more than almost anything else. - What about altruism and generosity? When you give, you actually gain. - And maybe patience isn’t your greatest strength, but have you ever tried to push a river? The “Wisdom Quotes Illustrated” series combines understanding, reflection, and entertainment. The quotes focus on encouragement and creating a positive outlook. Have a look inside! “You have escaped your cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.”~Rumi

Books

Inspirational Quotes on Life. Wisdom Quotes Illustrated 2
Series: Wisdom Quotes Illustrated. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This is Book 2 in the Wisdom Quotes Illustrated series. It features bold images, reflections, and quotes about optimism, courage, love, and some 30 other topics. Here’s a suggestion: the first time you open the book, scroll through and simply enjoy the pictures. Then, focus on your special interests and delve into the rich content. Have a look inside!
Inspirational Quotes about Positive Thinking. Wisdom Quotes Illustrated 3
Series: Wisdom Quotes Illustrated. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Illustrated with striking contemporary photos, this quote collection will uplift you. It emphasizes that the source of real happiness lies within—along with the strength we need to master difficulties as they arise. Cultivate a positive mindset, see things in a favorable light, and face your challenges with hope and confidence. It is your thoughts that are the key to a rich, fulfilling life.
Be Confident. Don’t Give Up! Wisdom Quotes Illustrated 4
Series: Wisdom Quotes Illustrated. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
How self-confident are you? Most of us probably fall somewhere between the two extremes of "I am the greatest” and “I can’t trust myself to do anything right.” If you’d like to feel more self-assured—and give others the courage to act—there’s good news. Laying a solid foundation and getting started with the basics doesn’t have to be complicated. This book will help you stay focused and inspired.

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