38 Quotes From Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles
                            Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles was an American author. As a New Thought writer , he remains personally somewhat obscure , but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.
Wallace D. Wattles best known work is a 1903 book called the Science Of Getting Rich in which he explains how to accumulate wealth.


Here are the best quotes of Wallace D. Wattles. 

1. “There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy.”

2. “The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way; those who do things in this Certain Way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich.”

3. “If getting rich is the result of doing things in a Certain Way, and if like causes always produce like effects, then any man or woman who can do things in that way can become rich.”

4. “Men get rich by doing things in a Certain Way; and in order to do so, men must become able to think in a Certain Way. A man’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.”

5. “To think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances of poverty, requires power; but he who acquires this power becomes a MASTER MIND. He can conquer fate; he can have what he wants.”
Wallace Wattles

6. “Since belief is all important, it behooves you to guard your thoughts; and as your beliefs will be shaped to a very great extent by the things you observe and think about, it is important that you should command your attention.”

7. “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.”

8. “The value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are.”

9. “To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things. On the other hand, to fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.”

10. “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.”  – Wallace D. Wattles

11. “It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you; and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. 

12. “See the things you want as if they were actually around you all the time; see yourself as owning and using them. Make use of them in imagination just as you will use them when they are your tangible possessions.” –Wallace D. Wattles

13. “First, you believe that there is one Intelligent Substance, from which all things proceed; second, you believe that this Substance gives you everything you desire; and third, you relate yourself to it by a feeling of deep and profound gratitude.” – Wallace D. Wattles

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14. “Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building; hold to the one vision of what you want, and act now”. – Wallace D. Wattles

15. “The normal desire for increased wealth is not an evil or a reprehensible thing; it is simply the desire for more abundant life; it is aspiration. “– Wallace D. Wattles

16. “The desire to rule for selfish gratification has been the curse of the world.” – Wallace D. Wattles

17.  “Getting rich is not the result of saving, or “thrift”; many very penurious people are poor, while free spenders often get rich.”         – Wallace D. Wattles

18. “The purpose of Nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all that can contribute to the power, elegance, beauty, and richness of life; to be content with less is sinful.
– Wallace D. Wattles

19. “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.”– Wallace D. Wattles

10. “If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty. Things are not brought into being by thinking about their opposites. Health is never to be attained by studying disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty. Medicine as a science of disease has increased disease; religion as a science of sin has promoted sin, and economics as a study of poverty will fill the world with wretchedness and
want. “– Wallace D. Wattles

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

12. “The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget
for an hour or two; but inspiration will cause them to rise out of their misery.”-Wallace D. Wattles

13. “If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself. “– Wallace D. Wattles

14. “Every day is either a successful day or a day of failure; and it is the successful days which get you what you want. If every day is a failure, you can never get rich; while if every day is a success, you cannot fail to get rich.”– Wallace D. Wattles

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15. “Wherever you find a boastful person, you find one who is secretly doubtful and afraid.”
– Wallace D. Wattles

16. “Success, growth and development are only attained by the right use of time; and we are failures today in exact proportion as we have erred in our use of time past.”– Wallace D. Wattles

17. “The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.”
– Wallace D. Wattles

18. “A man’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man.”
– Wallace D. Wattles

19. “The cause of failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner, and not doing enough things in an efficient manner.”
– Wallace D. Wattles

20. There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and
consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world.
– Wallace D. Wattles

21. “Do, every day, all that you can do that day, and do each act in an efficient manner.”

22. “You are not showing hardness of heart or an unfeeling disposition when you refuse to pity poverty, see poverty, read about poverty, or think or talk about it, or to listen to those who do talk about it. Use your will power to keep your mind off the subject of poverty, and to keep it fixed with faith and purpose on the vision of what you want.” – Wallace D. Wattles

23. “Since the desire for more life is inherent in all things, when a man begins to move toward larger life more things attach themselves to him, and the influence of his desire is multiplied.”– Wallace D. Wattles

24. “You will get rich most easily in point of effort, if you do that for which you are best fitted; but you will get rich most satisfactorily if you do that which you want to do.”
– Wallace D. Wattles

25. “There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. The man who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal.”– Wallace D. Wattles

26. “By thought, the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it.”– Wallace D. Wattles

27. “To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things. On the other hand, to fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.”– Wallace D. Wattles

28. Education is measured, not by the number of books the individual has read, but by hiscapacity for doing things.”– Wallace D. Wattles

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29. “Oral prayer is well enough, and has its effect, especially upon yourself, in clarifying your vision and strengthening your faith; but it is not your oral petitions which get you what you want. In order to get rich you do not need a “sweet hour of prayer”; you need to “pray without ceasing.” And by prayer I mean holding steadily to your vision, with the purpose to cause its creation into solid form, and the faith that you are doing so.

30. It is really not the number of things you do, but the efficiency of each separate action that counts. – Wallace D. Wattles

31. Man is a thinking center, and can originate thought. All the forms that man fashions with his hands must first exist in his thought; he cannot shape a thing until he has thought that thing. And so far man has confined his efforts wholly to the work of his hands; he has applied manual labor to the world of forms, seeking to change or modify those already existing. He has never thought of trying to cause the creation of new forms by impressing his thoughtsupon Formless Substance.”– Wallace D. Wattles

32. “To learn how to make every thought and action constructive, is to master the secret of all attainment.”– Wallace D. Wattles

33. “A man’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things. To do things in a way you want to do them, you will have to acquire the ability to think the way you want to think; this is the first step toward getting rich.”– Wallace D. Wattles

34. “Give every man 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.”– Wallace D. Wattles

35. “You wil see that it is a self-evident proposition that if you do not do any inefficient acts, and if you do a sufficient number of efficient acts, you will become rich. If, now, it is possible for you to make each act an efficient one, you see again that the getting of riches is reduced to an exact science, like mathematics.”– Wallace D. Wattles

36. “The conceited person is one who holds himself to be better than others; the truly modest person is one who exalts himself, while admitting that everybody else is as good, and as great as he. That is the true way to love your neighbor as yourself; simply admit that he is as good as you are. There is no other way that I know of.”– Wallace D. Wattles

37. “The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come.”

38. “Do not wait for an opportunity to be all that you want to be; when an opportunity to be more than you are now is presented and you feel impelled toward it, take it. It will be the first step toward a greater opportunity.”
Wallace D. Wattles 


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