65 The Science of Getting Rich Quotes by Wallace D. Wattles

“The Science of Getting Rich” written by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910 explores wealth attraction through mental strategies and positive thinking inspired by Hindu philosophies and the New Thought Movement.

It emphasizes creation over competition and the importance of a positive mindset termed “the Certain Way” for achieving prosperity.

Wattles who ran for office as a Socialist and was influenced by mental healing theories combined these ideas with early 20th-century trends like Transcendentalism.

The Science of Getting Rich

His book along with others on similar themes forms part of the New Thought philosophy.

Remaining popular over a century later it influenced Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret” and continues to be widely read and printed.

Below are the top quotes from The Science of Getting Rich book.

The Science of Getting Rich Quotes

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


“Your first duty to God, to yourself, and to the world is to make yourself as great a personality, in every way, as you possibly can.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create. Not to compete for what is already created.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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 D. Wattles.


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


“There is no such thing as lack of opportunities for the man who is living the advancing life, and who has an advancing mind.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“The grateful mind is constantly fixated upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character from the best, and will receive the best.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the formless substance.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

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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.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“You can become what you want to be.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Begin to do small things in a great way. You must put the whole power of your great soul into every act.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us. The more good things we will receive.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Read only the most optimistic comments on the world’s news; those in harmony with your picture.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“Greatness is attained only by thinking of great thoughts.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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.


“While you rest, do not think of your present weakness; think of the strength that is coming.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Talk about the happy times you had in your youth, and forget all the unhappy times.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


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

Powerful The Science of Getting Rich Quotes

“See just what you want, and get a clear mental picture of it, as you wish it to look when you get it.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“An ounce of doing things is worth a pound of theorizing.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“You must eliminate from your thoughts all doubt and uncertainty that you will get well; that you will succeed; that you will gain your point and get what you want. You may have some uncertainty as to methods, but you must have none as to ultimate results. You may not feel certain that you will succeed today, or next week, but you must feel certain that you will succeed sometime.” – Wallace D. Wattles


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


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

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles


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

“Go on in a certain way, and if you do not receive that thing, you will receive something so much better that you will see that the seeming failure was really a great success.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


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

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“No man is born incapable of growth.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“God gives you all there is; your only question is how much to take of the unlimited supply.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

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“A man’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Every man has the natural and inherent power to think what he wants to think, but it requires far more effort to do so than it does to think the thoughts which are suggested by appearances. To think according to appearance is easy; to think truth regardless of appearances is laborious, and requires the expenditure of more power than any other workman is called upon to perform.” – Wallace D. Wattles


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

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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 praiseworthy.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“Spend most of your leisure time in contemplating your vision.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“Man was formed for growth, and all things external were designed to promote his growth.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

Wise The Science of Getting Rich Quotes

“Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of riches; the supply will never run short.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“Do, every day, all that can be done that day.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

“To think what you want to think is to think TRUTH, regardless of appearances.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“The universe desires you to have everything you want to have.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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


“You must never think for a moment that the supply is limited.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


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

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


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


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

“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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Act now. There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now.” – Wallace D. Wattles


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

“Close your ears to all adverse suggestions. Never mind if people call you a fool and a dreamer. Dream on.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“You are a god in the company of gods and must conduct yourself accordingly.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

Great The Science of Getting Rich Quotes

“Do not wait for a change of environment before you act; get a change of environment by action.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“Read less and think more. Read about great things and think about great questions and issues.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Never look at the visible supply; always look at the limitless riches in the formless substance and know that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“The exercise of gratitude will never fail to strengthen your faith and renew your purpose.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“A thought-form held in thinking substance is a reality; it is a real thing, whether it has yet become visible to the mortal eye or not.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“Do not let other people decide what you are to be. Be what you feel you want to be.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“Do not merely think that you are great; think that you are great now. Do not think that you will begin to act in a great way at some future time; begin now.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“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.


“If you will make the necessary effort you can develop any talent.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. 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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.” – Wallace D. Wattles


“In order to get what you want, you must act.” – Wallace D. Wattles

“When you make a failure, it is because you have not asked for enough, keep on, and a larger thing than you were seeking will certainly come to you. Remember this.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

“The more clear and definite you make your picture then, and the more you dwell upon it, bringing out all its delightful details, the stronger your desire will be, and the stronger your desire, the easier it will be to hold your mind fixed upon the picture of what you want.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

“When you are in doubt, wait. Fall back on the contemplation of your vision, and increase your faith and purpose. And by all means, in times of doubt and indecision, cultivate gratitude.” – Wallace D. Wattles.


“There is no possibility in any man that is not in every man.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

“Do not believe that anyone can know, better than yourself, what is right for you. Listen to what others have to say, but always form your own conclusions.” – Wallace D. Wattles.

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