When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.

— Mary Baker Eddy

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God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies.

Never ask for tomorrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment.


Good thoughts are an impervious armor;

clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited.


Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need.


True prayer is not asking God for love;

it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection.


Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love.

It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.


The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.


Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.


When the heart speaks, however simple the words, its language is always acceptable to those who have hearts.


Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?


There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage.


To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.


All successful individuals have become such by hard work;

by improving moments before they pass into hours, and hours that other people may occupy in the pursuit of pleasure.


About Mary Baker Eddy

Quotes 111 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Theologian
Birthday October 16

To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition;

to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.


Every luminary in the constellation of human greatness, like the stars, comes out in the darkness to shine with the reflected light of God.


Love inspires, illummines, designates and leads the way.


The lives of great men and women are miracles of patience and perseverance.


The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.

Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.


A wicked mortal is not the idea of God.

He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.


Great mischief comes from attempts to steady other people's altars.


Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.


If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force.


Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it.


What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.


Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.


Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.


No power can withstand divine Love.


The theory of three person in one God (that is, a personal Trinity or Tri-unity) suggests polytheism, rather than the one ever-present I AM. Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God.


God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect.


Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols.


If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.


Drugs, cataplasms, and whiskey are stupid substitutes for the dignity and potency of divine mind and its efficacy to heal.


Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.


In spring, nature is like a thrifty housewife .

.. taking up the white carpets and putting down the green ones.


The human sigh for peace and love is answered and compensated by divine love.


Ideas are spiritual, harmonious and eternal


Sickness is a belief, which must be annihilated by the divine Mind.


God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, life, Truth, Love.


Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love.


Father-Mother is the name for Deity.


Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.


Literary commercialism is lowering the intellectual standard to accommodate the purse and to meet a frivolous demand for amusement instead of for improvement.


There should be painless progression, attended by life and peace.

...Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God....Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony and as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality. Chapter VII pp. 224 and 228 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind.


Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.


Truth is immortal; error is mortal.


Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical.


Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.


The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God.


Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man,is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.