Joseph Murphy Quotes (The Power of Your Subconscious Mind)

Joseph Murphy (1898 – 1981) was an Irish born American author and speaker, who wrote more than 30 books, including The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of the New Thought movement.

Murphy’s work has been reprinted and studied by many, including Wayne Dyer. His quotes are often inspiring and thought-provoking, challenging us to consider the enormous impact that our thoughts and beliefs have in our lives.

Murphy believed that our thoughts and beliefs shape our reality, and that by changing our thinking, we could change our lives.

Murphy’s quotes often encourage us to think more positively, and to believe in ourselves and our ability to create our own reality. His work is still popular today, and continues to inspire and motivate people all over the world.

Joseph Murphy Quotes


“Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best.” Joseph Murphy


“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.” Joseph Murphy


“Whatever you give attention to will grow, magnify, and multiply in your experience.” Joseph Murphy


“He awakened to the simple truth that it is never what a person says or does that affects him, it is his reaction to what is said or done that matters.” Joseph Murphy


“You can develop the right mental attitude when you realize that nothing external can upset you or hurt you without your mental consent.” Joseph Murphy


“Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life.” Joseph Murphy


“You are like a captain navigating a ship… You must give the right orders, thoughts and images to your subconscious which controls and governs all your experiences.” Joseph Murphy


“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.” Joseph Murphy


“Don’t fight your problem. Know that there is a solution.” Joseph Murphy


“If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it. Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers.” Joseph Murphy


“The truth is you can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.” Joseph Murphy


“Every thought is a cause & every condition is an effect. Change your thoughts & you change your destiny.” Joseph Murphy


“What does success imply to you? You want undoubtedly to be successful in your relationship with others. You wish to be outstanding in your chosen work or profession. You wish to possess a beautiful home, and all the money you need to live comfortably and happily. You want to be successful in your prayers, and in your contact with the Universal Power within you. Imagine yourself doing the thing.” Joseph Murphy


“The law of life is the law of belief.” Joseph Murphy


“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. It’s power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.” Joseph Murphy


“Fill your mind with the great truths of life and walk forward in the light of love.” Joseph Murphy


“The only path by which another person can upset you is through your own thought.” Joseph Murphy


“If you imagine, for example, that another person is mean, dishonest, and jealous, notice the emotion you evoke within yourself. Now reverse the situation. Begin to imagine the same person as honest, sincere, loving, and kind; notice the reaction it calls forth in you. Are you not, therefore, master of your attitudes?” Joseph Murphy



“Your desire is your prayer. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered.” Joseph Murphy


Joseph Murphy Quote


“Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire. Your desire is your prayer. It comes out of your deepest needs and it reveals the things you want in life.” Joseph Murphy


“I like money, I love it, I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously. Money is constantly circulating in my life. I release it with joy, and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way. It is good and very good. Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance. I use it for good only, and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind.” Joseph Murphy


“Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.” Joseph Murphy



“You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.” Joseph Murphy


“Remember, you have the capacity to choose. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!” Joseph Murphy


“Be still and quiet, tune in with the Infinite Intelligence, and continue in right thought, right feeling, and right action, and you will arrive at your goal.” Joseph Murphy


“All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it.” Joseph Murphy


“The first thing to remember is the dual nature of your mind. The subconscious mind is constantly amenable to the power of suggestion; furthermore the subconscious mind has complete control of the functions, conditions, and sensations of your body. Trust the subconscious mind to heal you. It made your body, and it knows all of its processes and functions. It knows much more than your conscious mind about healing and restoring you to perfect balance.” Joseph Murphy


“Trying to accumulate wealth by the sweat of your brow and hard labor is one way to become the richest man in the graveyard. You do not have to strive or slave hard.” Joseph Murphy


“There is no virtue in poverty.” Joseph Murphy



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