Who on Earth is Joseph Murphy?

Born in Ireland, Joseph Murphy moved to the United States to become a pharmacist and a psychologist. He is especially known for the book The Power of the Subconscious Mind.

Books by Joseph Murphy

Quotes by Joseph Murphy

“A hateful or resentful thought is a mental poison. Do not think ill of another for to do so is to think ill of yourself. You are the only thinker in your universe, and your thoughts are creative.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Give no one in all the world the power to deflect you from your goal, your aim in life, which is to express your hidden talents to the world, to serve humanity, and to reveal more and more of God’s wisdom, truth, and beauty to all people in the world. Remain true to your ideal.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“In order to change external conditions, you must change the cause. To remove discord, confusion, lack, and limitation, you must remove the cause, and the cause is the way you are using your conscious mind.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“It is never what a person says or does that affects you, it is your reaction to what is said or done that matters.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Men gifted with intuition and imagination find water in the desert, and they create cities where formerly other men only saw a desert and a wilderness.”

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“Never finish a negative statement. Reverse it immediately and wonders will happen in your life.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Physical inertia favors mental passivity and renders the mind more receptive to suggestion.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Picture your ideal in life; live with this ideal. Let the ideal captivate your imagination; let the ideal thrill you! You will move in the direction of the ideal that governs your mind.”

Joseph Murphy Believe In Yourself

“Remember, it is the world within, namely, your thoughts, feelings, and imagery that makes your world without.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Remember, you have the capacity to choose. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Stop trying to get something for nothing. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You must give to receive. You must give mental attention to your goals, ideals, and enterprises, and your deeper mind will back you up. The key to wealth is application of the laws of the subconscious mind by impregnating it with the idea of wealth.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous, and doing what you love to do, you are successful.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“The first step toward your goal is the birth of the idea in the mind, and the second step is the manifestation of the idea.”

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“The law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure, frustration, and unhappiness. However, when your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, you experience perfect health, success, and prosperity.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“The only path by which another person can upset you is through your own thought.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“The subconscious mind takes your fears as a request, proceeds to manifest them, and brings them into your experience.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“There is no virtue in poverty.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Trying to accumulate wealth by the sweat of your brow and hard labor is one way to become the richest man in the graveyard. You do not have to strive or slave hard.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“What the other person says or does cannot really annoy or irritate you except you permit him to disturb you. The only way he can annoy you is through your own thought. For example, if you get angry, you have to go through four stages in your mind: You begin to think about what he said. You decide to get angry and generate an emotion of rage. Then, you decide to act. Perhaps, you talk back and react in kind. You see that the thought, emotion, reaction, and action all take place in your mind. When you become emotionally mature, you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“Whatever you give attention to will grow, magnify, and multiply in your experience.”

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“When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“You can develop the right mental attitude when you realize that nothing external can upset you or hurt you without your mental consent.”

Joseph Murphy Believe In Yourself

“You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions, which heal, bless, elevate, and inspire you in all your ways. Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke. It takes you at your word.”

Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind