Joseph Murphy quotes page 3
If you are seeking promotion in your work, imagine your employer, supervisor, or loved
congratulating you on your promotion. Make the picture vivid and real. Hear the voice, see
the gestures, and feel the reality of it all. Continue to do this frequently, and through
frequent occupancy of your mind, you will experience the joy of the answered prayer.
Wish for the other what you wish for yourself. This is the key to harmonious human realtions.
God, or Life, is no respecter of persons. Life plays no favorites. Life, or God, seems to favor
you when you align yourself with the principle of harmony, health, joy, and peace.
Watch what you say. You have to account for every idle word. Never say, "I will fail; I will
lose my job; I can't pay the rent." Your subconscious cannot take a joke. It brings all these
things to pass.
The happiest man is he who brings forth the highest and the best in him. God is the highest
and best in you. Express more of God's love, light, truth, and beauty, and you will become
one of the happiest persons in the world today.
Sleep brings counsel. Prior to sleep, claim that the infinite intelligence of your subconscious
mind is guiding and directing you. Then, watch for the lead, which comes, perhaps on
One reason many people simply make ends meet and never have enough money is that they
condemn money. What you condemn takes wings and flies away.
You cannot be hurt by criticism when you know that you are master of your thoughts,
reactions and emotions. This gives you the opportunity to pray and bless the other, thereby
Know that faith is like a seed planted in the ground; it grows after its kind. Plant the idea
(seed) in your mind, water and fertilize it with expectancy, and it will manifest.
Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.
Remember, it is not the thing believed in, but the belief in your own mind, which brings about
the result. Cease believing in the false beliefs, opinions, superstitions, and fears of mankind.
Begin to believe in the eternal verities and truths of life, which never change. Then, you will
move onward, upward, and Godward.
The hateful, frustrated, distorted, and twisted personality is out of tune with the Infinite. He
resents those who are peaceful, happy, and joyous. Usually he criticizes, condemns, and
vilifies those who have been very good and kind to him. His attitude is this: Why should they
be so happy when he is so miserable? He wants to drag them down to his level. Misery loves
company. When you understand this you remain unmoved, calm, and dispassionate.
Become emotionally mature and permit other people to differ from you. They have a perfect
right to disagree with you, and you have the same freedom to disagree with them. You can
disagree without being disagreeable.
Sleep is essential for peace of mind and health of body. Lack of sleep can cause irritation,
depression and mental disorders. You need eight hours sleep.
To forgive is to give something for. Give love, peace, joy, wisdom, and all the blessings of life
to the other, until there is no sting left in your mind. This is really the acid test of
Patience, kindness, love, good will, joy, happiness, wisdom, and understanding are qualities,
which never grow old. Cultivate them and express them, and remain young in mind and body.
Great and noble thoughts upon which you habitually dwell become great acts.
Never use the terms, "I can't afford it" or "I can't do this." Your subconscious mind takes you
at your word and sees to it that you do not have the money or the ability to do what you
want to do. Affirm, "I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind."
You can build radiant health, success and happiness by the thoughts you think in the hidden
studio of your mind.
Your prayer is anwered according to the universal law of action and reaction. Thought is
incipient action. The reaction is the response from your subconscious mind which corresponds
with the nature of your thought. Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health,
peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.
Open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you.
A successful person loves his work and expresses himself fully. Success is contingent upon a
higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches. The man of success is the man who
possesses great psychological and spiritual understanding.
Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous and doing what you
love to do, you are successful.
Let us discuss three steps to success: The first step to success is to find out the thing you
love to do, then do it. Success is in loving your work... The second step to success is to
specialize in some particular branch of work and know more about it than anyone else... The
third step is the most important one. You must be sure that the thing you want to do does
not redound to your success only. Your desire must not be selfish; it must benefit humanity.
The path of a complete circuit must be formed. In other words, your idea must go forth with
the purpose of blessing or serving the world.
Repeat frequently, "I like money. I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously. I release it
with joy, and it returns a thousand fold."
You are mentally divorced when you indulge in peeves, grudges, ill will, and hostility toward
your marriage partner. You are mentally dwelling with error in the bed of your mind. Adhere to
your marriage vows, "I promise to cherish, love, and honor him (or her) all the days of my life."