30 Amazing Quotes from the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

30 Amazing Quotes from the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by The Unbounded Thinker

Wallace D. Wattles believes there is a science of getting rich. He also believes we must desire riches because God wants us to be rich. For these reasons – in the book – he provides us with a formula for acquiring riches.

The first step to getting rich, according to Wallace Wattles, is knowing how to control your thoughts. He claims that you will be rich if you train yourself to think riches.

I love Wallace Wattles’ book because its ideas are based on spirituality. I gathered powerful quotes from the book, which I really enjoy sharing with you.


  1. ‘Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.’
  2. ‘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. The person who does not desire to live abundantly is uncommon.’
  3. ‘There are three motives for which we live: we live for the body, the mind, and the soul. None of these is better or holier than the other.’
  4. ‘To live fully in soul, an individual must have love. And the expression of love is often frustrated by poverty.’
  5. ‘It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich. If you are a normal man or woman, you cannot help doing so.’
  6. ‘There is a science of getting rich. It is an exact science like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches. Once a person learns and obeys these laws, he will get rich with mathematical certainty.’
  7. ‘Getting rich is not the result of saving or thrift. Many very penurious people are poor, while free spenders often get rich.’
  8. ‘A human being is a thinking center and can originate thought. All the forms that a person fashions with his hands must first emerge from his thought. He cannot shape a thing until he has thought that thing.’
  9. ‘It requires power to think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of the appearances of poverty. But he who acquires this power becomes a master mind. He can conquer fate; he can have what he wants.’
  10. ‘It is the desire of God that you should get rich. He wants you to get rich because he can express himself better through you if you have plenty of things to use in giving him expression.’
  11. ‘Never look at the visible supply; always look at the limitless riches in the formless substance/God and know that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them.’
  12. ‘When good things come to us, the more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme Power, the more good things we will receive- and the more rapidly they will come.’
  13. ‘See just what you want and get a clear mental picture of it as you wish it to look when you get it.’
  14. ‘It is not necessary to take exercises in concentration, nor to set apart special times for prayer and affirmation, nor to ‘go’ into silence,’ nor to do occult stunts of any kind. These things are well enough, but all you need is to know what you want and to want it badly enough so that it will stay in your thoughts.’
  15. ‘The person who can sincerely thank God for the things which he owns only in imagination has real faith. That person will get rich; that person will cause the creation of whatsoever he wants.’
  16. ‘The answer to your prayer is not according to your faith while you are talking, but according to your faith while you are working.’
  17. ‘The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich.’
  18. ‘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.’
  19. ‘If you do not have physical health, you will find that its attainment is conditional on your getting rich.’
  20. ‘You can serve God and your fellow humans in no more effective way than by getting rich.’
  21. ‘We have not yet reached the stage of development in which a person can create directly from the formless substance without nature’s processes or the work of human hands. A person must act well as well as think.’
  22. ‘Whatever your action is to be, it is evident that you must act now.’
  23. ‘If you act in the present with your mind on the future, your present action will be with a divided mind and will not be effective. Put your whole mind into present action.’
  24. ‘Do not wait for a change of environment before you act. Cause a change of environment through action.’
  25. ‘Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building. Hold to one vision of what you want, and act now.’
  26. ‘If there is something that may be done today and you do not do it, you have failed in so far as that thing is concerned.’
  27. ‘Do every day, all that you can do that day, and do each act in an efficient manner.’
  28. ‘It will be easier for you to succeed in a vocation for which you already have the talents in a well-developed state. But, you can succeed in any vocation because you can develop any rudimentary talent, and there is no talent of which you have not at least a small amount.’
  29. ‘You will get rich most easily 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.’
  30. ‘The person who is certain to advance is the one who is too big for his place and who has a clear concept of what he wants to be –who knows that he can become what he wants to be and who is determined to be what he wants to be.’

I hope you enjoyed Wallace D Wattles’ quotes. You are free to comment on the quote you loved the most.

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