150+ Best Ernest Holmes Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes was an American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader. He was the founder of a Spiritual movement known as Religious Science, part of the greater New Thought movement, whose spiritual philosophy is known as “The Science of Mind.” Inspirational Ernest Holmes quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Most Famous Ernest Holmes Quotes

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes

God gives some more than others because some accept more than others. – Ernest Holmes

Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole. – Ernest Holmes

We have within us, a power that is greater than anything we shall ever contact in the outer, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life and set us safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous, in a new light, and in a new life. – Ernest Holmes

Practically the whole human race is hypnotized because it thinks what somebody else told it to think. – Ernest Holmes

Drop all negative thoughts from the mind. Do not dwell on adversity but think plenty into everything, for there is power in the word. Meditate on the things you are doing as being already done – complete and perfect. – Ernest Holmes

We must be convinced that abundance is the natural state of the Universe. To experience and accept abundance in our life, we must be convinced that as we conceive and believe, the Universe handles the details. – Ernest Holmes

We are to look for God in each other and love this God, forgetting all else. – Ernest Holmes

I cleanse the windows of my mind, that it may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most High. I do this, not with strenuous effort, but through quiet contemplation, through gently reaching and affirming an inward recognition. I know exactly what to do in every situation. There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction and in peace. – Ernest Holmes

So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. If a gardener plants a thousand kinds of seeds, he will get a thousand kinds of plants: it is the same in mind. – Ernest Holmes

Life is not just something to be endured. It is to be lived in joy, in a fullness without limit – Ernest Holmes

Never let anything cause you to doubt your ability to demonstrate the Truth. – Ernest Holmes

Healing is the result of clear thinking. – Ernest Holmes

It is done to you as you believe. – Ernest Holmes

If the philosophy of Christianity were lived, wars would cease, unhappiness would cease, economic problems would be solved, poverty would be wiped from the face of the earth, and man’s inhumanity to man would be transmuted into a spirit of mutual helpfulness. – Ernest Holmes

The whole thing resolves itself into our mental ability to control our thought. The man who can do this can have what he wants, can do what he wishes and becomes what he wills. – Ernest Holmes

Nothing is too good to be true. – Ernest Holmes

A realization of the Presence of God is the most powerful healing agency known to the mind of man. – Ernest Holmes

The great spiritual geniuses, whether it was Moses, Buddha, Plato, Socrates, Jesus, or Emerson….. have taught man to look within himself to find God. – Ernest Holmes

Thoughts of lack manifest as limitation. Thoughts of abundance manifest as success and happiness. Failure and success are but two ends of the same stick. – Ernest Holmes

Abundance is mine. I cannot be deprived of my supply. The trees do not lack for leaves, nor do the flowers fail to bloom. – Ernest Holmes

Change your thinking, change your life. – Ernest Holmes

I am a gift of joy that God gives to a wonderful world. – Ernest Holmes

The Power which creates and sustains everything is now creating everything necessary to my happiness. – Ernest Holmes

Like attracts like and we attract just what we are in mind. – Ernest Holmes

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy. – Ernest Holmes

The greatest good that can come to anyone is forming within them an absolute certainty of themselves, and of their relationship to the Universe, forever removing the sense of heaven as being outside of them. – Ernest Holmes

Whoever dewlls on beauty tends to become beautiful; there will be a grace and charm to expressing itself through that person which no one can fail to recognize and appreciate. – Ernest Holmes

The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God. – Ernest Holmes

We are born to create, and we can’t help it. Why is that? Because God, the great Creator, is in us. – Ernest Holmes

Man is just what he thinks himself to be. He will attract to himself what the thinks most about. He can learn to govern his own destiny when he learns to control his thoughts. – Ernest Holmes

Prepare your mind to recieve the best that life has to offer. – Ernest Holmes

Never limit your view of life by any past experience. – Ernest Holmes

Trust in your own self more than in all else. – Ernest Holmes

Too often, our minds are so burdened because of the mistakes we have made that we do not take the time to forgive ourselves and others and start over again. – Ernest Holmes

Every thought has a consequence. And every experience has a causative thought behind it. – Ernest Holmes

We already live in a Perfect Universe, but It needs to be seen mentally before It can become a part of our experience. – Ernest Holmes

You can be on the cusp of something. Appreciate the cusp, not the something. Appreciate this moment now. – Ernest Holmes

Fear brings failure; faith brings success. It’s just that simple. – Ernest Holmes

You can attract only that which you mentally become and feel yourself to be in reality. – Ernest Holmes

The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible. – Ernest Holmes

We are bound by nothing except belief. – Ernest Holmes

We are all immersed in the atmosphere of our own thinking, which is the direct result of all we have ever said, thought or done. This decides what is to take place in our lives. – Ernest Holmes

Seek to make your work a prayer, your believing an act, your living an art. It is then that the object of your faith will be made visible to you. It is then that you shall ‘kiss the lips of your desire.’ – Ernest Holmes

God is all there is – God includes everything, all possibility and all action, for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form. – Ernest Holmes

Today I do affirm that I am Divinely guided. There is that within which knows what to do and how to do it, and it compels me to act on what it knows. – Ernest Holmes

We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals. – Ernest Holmes

Peace comes from the absence of fear, from a consciousness of trust, from a deep, underlying faith in the absolute goodness and mercy, the final integrity of the universe in which we live, and of every cause to which we give our thought, our time and our attention. – Ernest Holmes

We are chemists in the laboratory of the Infinite. What, then shall we create? – Ernest Holmes

Life is ever giving of Itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift. Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people. – Ernest Holmes

The abundance you desire to experience must first be an experience in your mind. – Ernest Holmes

The person who is to succeed will never let his mind dwell on past mistakes. He will forgive the past in his life and in the lives of other people. If he makes a mistake he will at once forgive it. – Ernest Holmes

Life externalizes at the level of our thought. – Ernest Holmes

Expectancy speeds progress. Therefore, live in a continual state of expectancy. No matter how much good you are experiencing today, expect greater good tomorrow. Expect to meet new friends. Expect to meet new and wonderful experiences. Try this magic of expectancy and you will soon discover a dramatic side to your work which gives full vent to constructive feeling. – Ernest Holmes

All the power of the universe is with you. Feel it, know it, and then act as though it were true. – Ernest Holmes

The mind is a magnet and we attract that with which we identify the self. In order to get the most out of life we must learn consciously to change many of our habitual thought patterns. This is not easy, for our old thought patterns cling to us with great tenacity, but, being thought patterns, they can be reversed. If you are filled with fear, refill yourself with faith, for faith always overcomes fear. – Ernest Holmes

When you want to do a big thing, get the mental pattern, make it perfect, know just what it means, enlarge your thought, keep it to yourself, pass it over to the creative power behind all things, wait and listen, and when the impression comes, follow it with assurance. Don’t talk to anyone about it. Never listen to negative talk or pay attention to it and you will succeed where all others fail. – Ernest Holmes

I am guided by the same intelligence and inspired by the same imagination which scatters the moon beams across the waves and holds the forces of nature in it’s grasp. – Ernest Holmes

Spirituality is natural goodness. God is not a person; God is a presence personified in us. Spirituality is not a thing; it is the atmosphere of God’s Presence, goodness, truth, and beauty. – Ernest Holmes

There is a Power around you that knows and that understands all things. This Power works like the soil; it receives the seed of your thought and at once begins to operate upon it. It will receive whatever you give to it and will create for you and throw back at you whatever you think into it. – Ernest Holmes

Stop trying, stop struggling; begin to be calm, to trust in the higher laws of life, even though you do not see them; they are still there. – Ernest Holmes

You are an eternal being now on the pathway of endless unfoldment, never less but always more yourself. Life is not static. It is forever dynamic, forever creatingnot something done and finished, but something alive, awake, and aware. There is something within you that sings the song of eternity. Listen to it. – Ernest Holmes

But we are born to be happy, to be abundantly supplied with every good thing, to have fun in living, to consciously unite with the Divine Power that is around us and within us, and to grow and expand forever. – Ernest Holmes

I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Power and is Always right where I am – Ernest Holmes

Nature will not let us stay in any one place for too long. She will let us stay just long enough to gather the experience necessary to the unfolding and advancement of the soul. This is a wise provision, for should we stay there too long, we would become too set, too rigid, too inflexible. Nature demands change in order that we may advance. – Ernest Holmes

Where the mind goes energy flows. – Ernest Holmes

The thought of judgment, criticism and condemnation must, in time, operate against the one who sets it into motion. – Ernest Holmes

To the soul that knows its own divinity, all else must gravitate – Ernest Holmes

All limitations are self-imposed. – Ernest Holmes

You are more than you appear to be – Life is greater than you have ever known it – The best is yet to come. – Ernest Holmes

You have discovered the spiritual universe. Many others have discovered this same world, but each must make the discovery for himself. You are going to have a lot of joy sailing around this world of yours. Don’t fight the opinions of others, or waste your time arguing over these things. Follow the inward gleam of your consciousness and you will arrive. – Ernest Holmes

Definitely I know that every negative condition of the past is cleared away from my consciousness. I no longer think about it, see it, or believe in it. Nor do I believe that it has any effect whatsoever in my experience. Yesterday is not, tomorrow is not, but today, bright with hope and filled with promise, is mine. Today I live. – Ernest Holmes

Since the only life you can have is the life of the Spirit within you, you need but permit Its radiance to flow through your thought into self-expression. You are surrounded by a dynamic force, a great surge of living power. You are immersed in and saturated with the vital essence of Life. Its presence permeates everything, binding all together in one complete whole. – Ernest Holmes

Just what is meant by ‘your word?’ It means your conscious intention, your conscious direction, your conscious faith and acceptance that, because of what you are doing, the Power of Spirit will flow through your word in the direction you give It. – Ernest Holmes

Heaven is within us, and we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it. – Ernest Holmes

But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand. – Ernest Holmes

The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws. – Ernest Holmes

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying. – Ernest Holmes

When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith. – Ernest Holmes

We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing. – Ernest Holmes

To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness. – Ernest Holmes

In principle the great religions of the world do not differ as much as they appear to. – Ernest Holmes

There was a time when a man was so convinced that the world was round that he was determined to prove it. – Ernest Holmes

Teach and practice, practice and teach – that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do. – Ernest Holmes

Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages. – Ernest Holmes

Each one of us is an outlet to God and an inlet to God. – Ernest Holmes

The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does. – Ernest Holmes

I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson. – Ernest Holmes

Reading Emerson is like drinking water to me. – Ernest Holmes

There is but one ultimate Power. This Power is to each one what he is to it. – Ernest Holmes

No one can rob us of our own soul, and our spirit is already one with the eternal goodness. – Ernest Holmes

We are not depending on a reed shaken by the wind, but on the Priniciple of Life Itself, for all that we have or ever shall need. It is not some Power, or a great Power, it is all power. – Ernest Holmes

What you are looking for is what you are looking with. – Ernest Holmes

That which distinguishes the new thought from the old is not a denial of this Divine Reality, but an affirmation of its immediate availability. – Ernest Holmes

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself. In every act, word or gesture he stands revealed as he is, and not as he would have himself appear to be. From the Universe, nothing is or an be hidden. – Ernest Holmes

The Apostle John said, “Beloved, now we are the sons of God.” He didn’t say by and by we are going to become sons of God. He said we are that now, today, this moment. “” Now we are the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is – Ernest Holmes

Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within. – Ernest Holmes

We live in a spiritual Universe. God is in, through, around and for us. – Ernest Holmes

Electricity was a reality in the universe when Moses led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This is true of all-natural laws; they have always existed but only when understood may they be used. – Ernest Holmes

Know that nothing can hinder you but yourself. If you believe you can, you can. – Ernest Holmes

We should daily feel a deeper union with Life, a greater sense of that Indwelling God – the God of the seen and of the unseen – within us. – Ernest Holmes

Love is the victor in every case. Love breaks down the iron bars of thought and sets the captive free. – Ernest Holmes

Each one should realize there is nothing in (us) which denies that which (we) desire. – Ernest Holmes

We are all thinking, willing, knowing, conscious centers of Life. We are surroundedby, immersed in, and there is flowing through us a creative something… call it what you will. – Ernest Holmes

True teaching liberates the student from his teacher. – Ernest Holmes

It is right that we should be successful, for otherwise Spirit is not expressed. – Ernest Holmes

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability, knowing that it is the nature of thought to externalize itself in your health and affairs, knowing that you are the thinker. – Ernest Holmes

There is One Infinite Spirit and every time man says, “I am” he proclaims it. – Ernest Holmes

There is one power in the Universe, and we can all use it. – Ernest Holmes

We are continuously living a new life, and when the old and the new do not fit nicely together, the old – no longer able to contain the new – should be discarded. – Ernest Holmes

Joy has come to live with me. How can I be sad? I do so love Thy presence, which is joy within me. – Ernest Holmes

Life is greater than you have ever known it. – Ernest Holmes

With a penetrating vision you can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition. – Ernest Holmes

The manifest universe is the body of God … all people are incarnations of the One Spirit. – Ernest Holmes

The highest God and the innermost God is one God. – Ernest Holmes

Let the inner ear listen to the voice of truth that is always speaking. – Ernest Holmes

Create or perish is the eternal mandate of nature. Be constructive or become frustrated is an equal demand. You cannot escape the conclusion that whatever this thing is which is seeking expression through everything, it can find satisfactory outlet only through constructive and life-giving creativeness. – Ernest Holmes

With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought. – Ernest Holmes

The Science of Mind is intensely practical because it teaches us how to use the Mind Principle for definite purposes, such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy. – Ernest Holmes

All emerge from that One Whose Being is ever present and Whose Life, robed in numberless forms, is manifest throughout all creation. Creation is the logical result of the out-push of Life into self-expression. – Ernest Holmes

One who has learned to love all people will find plenty of people who will return that love. – Ernest Holmes

Since each soul is some part of the Whole, it is impossible that any soul can be lost. – Ernest Holmes

True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven. – Ernest Holmes

Anyone can heal who believes that he can and will take the time to put that belief into motion. – Ernest Holmes

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God. – Ernest Holmes

Whatever the mind holds to and firmly believes in, forms a new pattern of though within its creative mold, as whatever thought is held in the mind tends to take outward form in new creations. – Ernest Holmes

Life is infinite energy coupled with limitless creative imagination. It is the invisible essence and substance of every visible form. Its nature is goodness, truth, wisdom and beauty, as well as energy and imagination. Our highest satisfaction comes from a sense of conscious union with this invisible Life. All human endeavor is an attempt to get back to first principles, to find such an inward wholeness that all sense of fear, doubt and uncertainty vanishes. – Ernest Holmes

Any thought which tends to inspire, to comfort, and to give peace to the mind is good. – Ernest Holmes

Love is the sole impulse for creation; and the man who does not have it as the greatest incentive in his life has never developed the real creative instinct. No one can swing out into the Universal without love, for the whole universe is based upon it. – Ernest Holmes

The one seeking to demonstrate the power of spiritual realization in everyday affairs should believe in Divine guidance… and that everything in life is controlled by love, harmony, and peace. – Ernest Holmes

Enthusiasm reaches out with joy, for there is nothing depressing about it; it reaches out in faith, for there is no fear in it; it reaches out with acceptance, for there is no doubt in it; it reaches out as a child for there is no uncertainty about it. – Ernest Holmes

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe, just as electricity exists as a principle. – Ernest Holmes

To the man who can perfectly practice inaction, all things are possible. – Ernest Holmes

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy. – Ernest Holmes

Faith is a mental attitude that is so convinced of its own idea – which so completely accepts it – that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible. – Ernest Holmes

Within us is the unborn possibility of limitless experience. Ours is the privilege of giving birth to it! – Ernest Holmes

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings. – Ernest Holmes

As our thought is opened and we behold the image of eternity within ourselves, we are changed by this image into a newness of life. – Ernest Holmes

Let us waste no further time looking for the secret of success or the key to happiness. Already the door is open and whosoever will, may enter. – Ernest Holmes

Everything in life responds to the song of the heart. – Ernest Holmes

The mind of man is continuously unfolding into a greater recognition of its real plan in the creative order of the Universe. – Ernest Holmes

Blessing: Constructive thought directed toward anyone or condition. You bless a man when you recognize the divinity in him. – Ernest Holmes

If you wish to know the truth about your business or your profession, know that it is an activity of good. It is an activity of your partnership with the infinite. – Ernest Holmes

Through the art of affirmative prayer the limitless resources of the Spirit are at my command. The power of the Infinite is at my disposal. – Ernest Holmes

We must have a spiritual rebirth. We must be born out of the belief in externalities into the belief of inner realities, out of the belief that we are separated from God, into the belief that we are part of a Unitary Wholeness. – Ernest Holmes

Everything necessary to the full and complete expression of the most boundless experience of joy is mine now. – Ernest Holmes

It is necessary for us to understand that the only Active Principle is Spirit. – Ernest Holmes

Begin to act from your dominion. Declare the truth by telling yourself that there is nothing to be afraid of, that you no longer entertain any images of fear. – Ernest Holmes

When we learn to trust the universe, we shall be happy, prosperous and well – Ernest Holmes

Believe as though you are, and you will be. – Ernest Holmes

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