Who on Earth is Wallace Wattles?

Wallace D. Wattles was an obscure New Thought writer and self-help author, best known for the book The Science of Getting Rich.

Books by Wallace Wattles

Quotes by Wallace Wattles

“A man's way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“Abandon everything you have outgrown.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Great

“All you need is to know what you want, and to want it badly enough so that it will stay in your thoughts.”

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“An ounce of doing things is worth a pound of theorizing.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“Because you are not in the right business or the right environment now, do not think that you must postpone action until you get into the right business or environment.”

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“By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you receive it.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“Cast out envy; you can have all that you want, and you need not envy any man what he has.”

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“Every man comes into the world with a predisposition to grow along certain lines, and growth is easier for him along those lines than in any other way.”

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“Give everyone more in use value than you take from him in cash value. Then you are adding to the life of the world by every business transaction.”

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“Guard your speech. Never speak of yourself, your affairs, or of anything else in a discouraged or discouraging way.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“If you are not in an environment where there is scope for your best powers and talents you can move in due time; but meanwhile you can be great where you are. Lincoln was as great when he was a backwoods lawyer as when he was President; as a backwoods lawyer he did common things in a great way, and that made him President.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Great

“If you have not consciously made the decision to be rich, excellent, and healthy, then you have unconsciously made the decision to be poor, mediocre, and unhealthy.”

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“If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“In all your relations to men be great, just, generous, courteous, and kindly. The great are never otherwise.”

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“Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility.”

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“No man is born incapable of growth.”

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“No one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.”

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“Nothing can go wrong in this world but yourself; and you can go wrong only by getting into the wrong mental attitude.”

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“Spend most of your leisure time in contemplating your vision,”

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“Success in life is becoming what you want to be.”

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“The competitive mind is not the creative one.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“The man who is wise enough to know the right thing to do, who is good enough to wish to do only the right thing, and who is able and strong enough to do the right thing is a truly great man.”

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“The proper use of the mind of man will build a brain capable of doing what the mind wants to do. The brain does not make the man; the man makes the brain.”

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“The purpose of life for man is growth, just as the purpose of life for trees and plants is growth. Trees and plants grow automatically and along fixed lines; man can grow as he will. Trees and plants can only develop certain possibilities and characteristics; man can develop any power which is or has been shown by any person anywhere. Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”

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“The world needs demonstration more than it needs teaching.”

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“There is a genius in every man and woman, waiting to be brought forth.”

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“There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“There is never any hurry on the creative plane; and there is no lack of opportunity.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now. If you are ever to begin to make ready for the reception of what you want, you must begin now”

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“There is no reason for worry about financial affairs. Every person who wills to do so may rise above his want, have all he needs, and become rich.”

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“To become convinced that you can succeed is the first requisite to success.”

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“To exercise some sort of control over others is the secret motive of every selfish person.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Great

“To fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.”

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“What I want for myself, I want for everybody.”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. ”

Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

“Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are. You must form, now, a greater and better habit; you must form a conception of yourself as a being of limitless power, and habitually think that you are that being. It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny.”

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“You already have within you everything you need to turn your dreams into reality.”

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“You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.”

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“You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear. It is impossible for an anxious person, a worried one, or a fearful one to perceive truth; all things are distorted and thrown out of their proper relations by such mental states.”

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“You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to compete for what is already created.”

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“You must have absolute faith in your own perceptions of truth. Never act in haste or hurry; be deliberated in everything; wait until you know the true way.”

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“You must learn to see the world as something which is evolving and becoming; not as a finished work.”

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“You must so impress others that they will feel that in associating with you they will get increase for themselves.”

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“Your present work may not be the work you want to do; but unless you can do your present work perfectly you are not ready for the work you want to do. And even when you can do your present work perfectly, if that is all that you can do, you are still not ready for anything else. It is only when you can do your present work perfectly, and do some other work besides, that you are ready to advance.

Evolution is brought about by developing the faculties which are to be used on a higher plane; and this is done by first doing perfectly the work of the lower plane and then adding to it, so as to bring other faculties into use, or to so develop those already in use that they become too large to find expression on the lower plane.

To rise, you must not only fill your present place, but you must more than fill it: it is that part of you which projects beyond the boundaries of your present place which gets hold on the higher place. The evolutionary principle of success is that you should more than fill your present place; and you can succeed in no other way. ”

Wallace Wattles How to Promote Yourself