Joseph Murphy quotes page 2
You are the sum total of your own thoughts. You can keep from entertaining negative
thought and imagery. 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.
Imagination is the most powerful faculty. Imagine what is lovely and of good report. You are
what you imagine yourself to be.
Deposit thoughts of prosperity, wealth, and success in your subconscious mind, and the
latter will give you compound interest.
If you are wondering about the answer to a problem, try to solve it objectively. Get all the
information you can from research and also from others. If no answer comes, turn it over to
your subconscious mind prior to sleep, and the answer always comes. It never fails.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security,
and divine guidance, and your mind will be productive of happiness.
Forgiveness is love in action.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security and
divine guidance and your mind will be productive of happiness.
If another criticizes you, and these faults are within you, rejoice, give thanks, and appreciate
the comments. This gives you the opportunity to correct the particular fault.
You are as young as you think you are. You are as strong as you think you are. You are as
useful as you think you are. You are as young as your thoughts.
Envy and jealousy are stumbling blocks to the flow of wealth. Rejoice in the prosperity of
Change your thoughts, and you change your destiny.
An excellent way to get aquainted with the two functions of your mind is to look upon your
mind as a garden. You are a gardener, and you are planting seeds (thoughts) in your
subconscious mind all day long, based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your
subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.
The law of life is the law of belief.
The Buddhist, the Christian, the Moslem, and the Hebrew all may get answers to their prayers,
not because of the particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy,
incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but solely because of belief or mental acceptance and
receptivity about that for which they pray. The law of life is the law of belief, and belief could
be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the
condition of his mind, body, and circumstances.
Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands
bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.
When your mind is relaxed and you accept an idea, your subconscious goes to work to execute
Poverty is a mental disease.
Your subconscious is the builder of your body and is on the job 24 hours a day. You interfere
with its life giving patterns by negative thinking.
Rejoice in the success, promotion and good fortune of the other. In doing so, you attract good
fortune to yourself.
The feeling of health produces health; the feeling of wealth produces wealth. How do you
There is tremendous power within you. Happiness will come to you when you acquire a
sublime confidence in this power. Then, you will make your dreams come true.
Suppose you are afraid of the water, a mountain, an interview, an audition, or you fear
closed spaces. If you are afraid of swimming, begin now to sit still for five or ten minutes
three or four times a day, and imagine you are swimming. Actually, you are swimming in your
mind. It is a subjective experience. Mentally you have projected yourself into the water. You
feel the chill of the water and the movement of your arms and legs. It is all real, vivid, and a
joyous activity of the mind. It is not idle daydreaming, for you know that what you are
experiencing in your imagination will be developed in your subconscious mind. Then you will be
compelled to express the image and likeness of the picture you impressed on your deeper
mind. This is the law of the subconscious. You could apply the same technique if you are
afraid of mountains, or high places. Imagine you are climbing the mountain, feel the reality of
it all, enjoy the scenery, knowing that as you continue to do this mentally, you will do it
physically with ease and comfort.
Love is the answer to getting along with others. Love is understanding, good will, and
respecting the divinity of the other.
Charge your subconscious with the task of evolving an answer to any problem, prior to sleep
and it will answer you.
A psychologist friend of mine told me that one of his lungs was infected. X rays and analysis
showed the presence of tuberculosis. At night before going to sleep he would quietly affirm,
"Every cell, nerve, tissue, and muscle of my lungs are now being made whole, pure, and
perfect. My whole body is being restored to health and harmony." These are not his exact
words, but they represent the essence of what he affirmed. A complete healing followed in
about a month's time. Subsequent X rays showed a perfect healing.
You are a son of Infinite Life which knows no end. You are a child of Eternity. You are
A woman may say, "I wake up at three o' clock, if I drink coffee at night." Whenever she
drinks coffee, her subconscious mind nudges her, as if to say, "The boss wants you to stay
awake at night." Your subconscious mind works twenty-four hours a day and makes
provisions for your benefit, pouring all the fruit of your habitual thinking into your lap.