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Mary Baker Eddy

  • I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art.

    • Mary Baker Eddy,
    • in Christian Science Journal ()
  • Life is real, and death is the illusion.

  • Father-Mother is the name for Deity ...

  • Truth has no beginning.

  • Reason is the most active human faculty.

  • Jealousy is the grave of affection.

  • Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the center, though not the boundary, of the affections.

  • Hypocrisy is fatal to religion.

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

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

  • Consistent prayer is the desire to do right.

  • Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us.

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

  • Our Father-Mother God, all harmonious.

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

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

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

  • Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.

  • Truth is immortal; error is mortal.

  • Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government.

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

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

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

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

  • True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection.

  • Mankind thinks either too much or too little of sin.

  • Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols.

  • Matter and death are mortal illusions.

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

  • Leaning on the sustaining Infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

  • ... sickness is an illusion, to be annihilated by Science ...

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

  • In spring, nature is like a thrifty housewife ... taking up the white carpets and putting down the green ones ...

  • Two points of danger beset mankind; namely, making sin seem either too large or too little ...

  • Rushing around smartly is no proof of accomplishing much.

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

  • Spring is my sweetheart ...

  • I have been into many of the ancient cathedrals—grand, wonderful, mysterious. But I always leave them with a feeling of indignation because of the generations of human beings who have struggled in poverty to build these altars to the unknown God.

    • Mary Baker Eddy
  • 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.

    • Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy, U.S. theologian, pastor, writer, founder of Christian Science and <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i>

(1821 - 1910)

Full name: Mary Morse Baker Glover Patterson Eddy