Wallace Wattles Quotes


Best 118 Quotes by Wallace Wattles – Page 1 of 4

“A thought is a substance, producing the thing that is imagined by the thought.”

“Because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

“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.”

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

“Do not be servile; never be a flunkey; and above all things avoid the intellectual pr*stitution which is the vice of our times in many trades and most professions.

I mean by this the being a mere hired apologist for and defender of immorality, graft, dishonesty, or vice in any form. The intellectual pr*stitute may rise in the service, but he is a lost soul.”

“Do not sit down and try to attract the thing you want to you; but begin to move toward the thing you want, and you will find it coming to meet you.

Action and reaction are equal; and the person who steadily and purposefully moves forward with one thing in view becomes a center toward which the thing he seeks is drawn with irresistible power;”

“Do not wait for a change of environment before you act; get a change of environment by action. You can so act upon the environment in which you are now as to cause yourself to be transferred to a better environment.

Hold with faith and purpose the vision of yourself in the better environment, but act upon your present environment with all your heart, and with all your strength, and with all your mind.”

“Do not wait for an opportunity to be all that you want to be.”

“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.”

“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.”

“God stands ready to give you wealth, mental and spiritual power, and perfect health.”

“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.”

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

“It is certain that you can do what you want to do; the desire to do it is proof that you have within you the power which can do it. Desire is a manifestation of power.”

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

“No greater good can come to any man or woman than to become self-active.

All the experiences of life are designed by Providence to force men and women into self-activity; to compel them to cease being creatures of circumstances and master their environment.”

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“Have faith in God, have faith in man, have faith in yourself, have faith in everything; and have faith in faith. When you have confidence in yourself you arouse everything that is stronger, greater and superior in yourself.

In consequence, the more confidence you have in yourself, the more you will attain and accomplish. But the power of self-confidence is but an atom in comparison with the marvelous power of faith.”

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“No man is born incapable of growth.”

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

“Nothing better is possible until we cease to be mental savages in industry and business, and become men and women.

This can only come about by the rise of the whole race to a higher viewpoint. And this can only come about by the rise of such individuals here and there as are ready for the higher viewpoint.”

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

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

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

“The distinguishing characteristic of all really great men and women is an unwavering faith.”

“The exercise of gratitude is always a sheet anchor which will prevent you from being swept away.”

“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.”

“The only service you can render God is to give expression to what he is trying to give the world, through you. The only service you can render God is to make the very most of yourself in order that God may live in you to the utmost of your possibilities.”

“The Principle of Power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it only gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way it gives us all the power there is.”

“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.”

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

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

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“Any connection with nature and most connections with technology are lost. There's a belief that nature is irrelevant and that anything can be solved using the current methods--now technology; previously magic or praying.”

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