34 Splendid Emmet Fox Quotes

Emmet Fox was considered to be a New Thought spiritual leader in the early 20th century. Famous for many of his church services in New York City during the time of the Great Depression with attendance made upwards to 5,500 people. Here is a look at some of the most moving Emmet Fox quotes.

“A small spark can start a great fire”

“As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be”

“Do it trembling if you must, but do it!”

“He clearly indicates throughout his teaching that the time has come when man must make each and every day a spiritual Sabbath by knowing and doing all things in a spiritual light.”

“If you are looking to outer, passing, mutable things for either happiness or security, you are not putting God first.”

“If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”


“If you have no time for prayer and meditation, you will have lots of time for sickness and trouble.”

“It cannot be your duty to do anything that is beyond your reach or your strength at the moment. It cannot be your duty to do anything that sacrifices your own integrity or your own spiritual development.”

“It is not possible that you could ever find yourself anywhere where God was not fully present, fully active, able and willing to set you free.”

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”

“It is the law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, must be exactly what you need most at the moment to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them.”

“It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.”

“It seems that human nature is very prone to believe what it wants to believe, rather than to incur the labor of really searching the Scriptures with an open mind.”

“Lack of any kind is always traceable to the fact that we have been seeking our supply from some secondary source, instead of from God himself, the author and giver of life.”

“Life is a state of consciousness.”

“Nature always takes you at your own valuation. Believe that you are the child of God. Believe that you express Life, Truth, Love. Believe that Wisdom guides you.”

“No suffering for another man’s original sin, but the reaping of a harvest that we ourselves have sown. We have free will, but our free will lies in our choice of thought.”

“Pray definitely for yourself every day or you will get nowhere.”

“Prayer does change things.”

“Realizing God as Truth will save you hours of work in research in any field. You will be led to the right book or the right place or the right person without loss of time, or the necessary information will come to you in some other way.”

“Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you.”

“Thank God for the healing that you believe will come—and then you keep your thought off the matter until you feel led, after an interval, to treat again.”

“The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God himself.”

“The Bible is really a textbook of metaphysics, a manual for the growth of the soul, and it looks at all questions from this point of view.”

“The root of all difficulties is a lack of the sense of the Presence of God.”

“The truth is that the whole of our life’s experience is but the outer expression of inner thought.”

“The universe is run exactly on the lines of a cafeteria. Unless you claim—mentally—what you want, you may sit and wait forever.”

“The word treatment is usually applied to a prayer that is made for some specific purpose, as distinct from a general prayer, which is really a visit with God.”

“There are as many universes as there are individuals to form them through thinking.”

“There is nothing in the universe that you cannot do or be if you are mentally ready.”

“You can have anything in life that you really want, but you must be prepared to take the responsibilities that go with it. God is ready the moment you are.”

“You cannot expect to reach port if you are faithful in your prayers and meditations for a time, and then for a time you forget God.”

“You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought.”

“You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.”

Here is a summary from Emmet Fox’s 1934 pamphlet, “The Seven Main Aspects of God.” These seven aspects of God are listed as life, truth, love, intelligence, soul, spirit, and principle.