Neville Goddard is considered one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century. He is a household name in the spiritual world, and is commonly referred to as “Neville.” He is said to have inspired other great spiritual teachers, like Rhonda Byrne and Wayne Dyer. It is therefore no surprise that Neville Goddard quotes are searched far and wide.
Neville focused on self-help, mysticism, and the Bible.
The best Neville Goddard Quotes
If you will assume your desire and live there as though it were true, no power on earth can stop it from becoming a fact.
Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled and observe the route that your attention follows.
Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.
Stop trying to change the world since it is only the mirror. Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself. The reflection then will be satisfactory.
If a man looks upon any other man and estimates that man as less than himself, then he is stealing from the other. He is stealing the other’s birthright – that of equality.
If you assume success and persist in that assumption, you cannot fail. That is the law.
If he does not know what he is doing, he can lose his wealth and not know how to recover it. I am asking you, regardless of your financial situation, to assume wealth, knowingly.
The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are doing, within yourself.
Capture the feeling associated with your realized wish by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of the thing you desire, and your wish will objectify itself.
Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.
An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable and transforms or destroys the undesirable.
All conceptions are limitations of the conceiver.
You must be in the consciousness of being or having that which you want to be or to have before you drop off to sleep. Once asleep, man has no freedom of choice. His entire slumber is dominated by his last waking concept of self.
Dare to believe in the reality of your assumption and watch the world play its part relative to its fulfillment.
Imagination and faith are the secrets of creation.
Do not go seeking for that which you are.
There is nothing God cannot do! Do not think that one who is fabulously rich has an influx of spirit which differs from yours. He is imagining wealth, either wittingly or unwittingly; but you can do it knowingly.
You are already that which you want to be, and your refusal to believe it is the only reason you do not see it.
Sleep conceals the creative act while the objective world reveals it. In sleep man impresses the subconscious with his conception of himself.
I know this much: If you believe to the point of acceptance, life will be marvelous for you, perfectly wonderful, for this is the one secret in the world that everyone should aspire to solve.
To reach a higher level of being, you must assume a higher concept of yourself.
Love is our birthright. Love is the fundamental necessity of our life. Do not go seeking for that which you are. Those who go seeking for love only make manifest their own lovelessness and the loveless never find love. Only the loving find love and they never have to seek for it.
For life makes no mistakes and always gives man that which man first gives himself.
Simply dare to assume you are what you want to be, and you will compel everyone to play their part.
The difference between feeling yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure.
The first step in changing the future is desire, that is, define your objective – know definitely what you want. Second, construct an event which you believe you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire – an event which implies fulfillment of your desire – something which will have the action of self-predominant.
It is not what you want that you attract, you attract what you believe to be true.
Become aware of what you are thinking, and you will recognize a law between your mood and your surrounding circumstances.
If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses.
Don’t condemn yourself for the state into which you have fallen. If you do not like it, move into another.
I AM wealthy, poor, healthy, sick, free, confined were first of all impressions or conditions felt before they became visible expressions. Your world is your consciousness objectified. Waste no time trying to change the outside; change the within or the impression; and the without or expression will take care of itself. When the truth of this statement dawns upon you, you will know that you have found the lost word or the key to every door. I AM (your consciousness) is the magical lost word which was made flesh in the likeness of that which you are conscious of being.
Nothing comes from without; all things come from within – from the subconscious.
Consciousness is the one and only reality, not figuratively but actually. This reality may for the sake of clarity be likened unto a stream which is divided into two parts, the conscious and the subconscious. In order to intelligently operate the law of consciousness it is necessary to understand the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious is personal and selective; the subconscious is impersonal and non-selective. The conscious is the realm of effect; the subconscious is the realm of cause. These two aspects are the male and female divisions of consciousness. The conscious is male; the subconscious is female. The conscious generates ideas and impresses these ideas on the subconscious; the subconscious receives ideas and gives form and expression to them.
Your opinion of yourself is your most important viewpoint. You are infinitely greater than you think you are.
Each person is born with an infinite power, against which no earthly force is of the slightest significance.
Man fails to do the works of Jesus Christ because he attempts to accomplish them from his present level of consciousness. You will never transcend your present accomplishments through sacrifice and struggle. Your present level of consciousness will only be transcended as you drop the present state and rise to a higher level. You rise to a higher level of consciousness by taking your attention away from your present limitations and placing it upon that which you desire to be. Do not attempt this in day-dreaming or wishful thinking but in a positive manner. Claim yourself to be the thing desired. I AM that; no sacrifice, no diet, no human tricks. All that is asked of you is to accept your desire. If you dare claim it, you will express it.
To be conscious of being poor while praying for riches is to be rewarded with that which you are conscious of being, namely, poverty. Prayers to be successful must be claimed and appropriated. Assume the positive consciousness of the thing desired.
Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.
When you drop your desire in consciousness as a seed, confident that it shall appear in its full-blown potential, you have done all that is expected of you. To be worried or concerned about the manner of their unfoldment is to hold these fertile seeds in a mental grasp and, therefore, to prevent them from really maturing to full harvest.