Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Born: July 16, 1821
  • Died: December 3, 1910
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Theologian









Mary Baker Eddy established the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a Christian denomination and worldwide movement of spiritual healers. She wrote and published the movement's textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and 15 other books. She started several weekly and monthly magazines—the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science—that feature articles on Christian Science practice and verified testimonies of healing. In 1908, at the age of 87, she founded The Christian Science Monitor, a global newspaper that has won seven Pulitzer Prizes. Eddy's book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures has been a best seller for decades, and was selected as one of the "75 Books By Women Whose Words Have Changed The World," by the Women's National Book Association. In 1995 Eddy was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. In 2002, The Mary Baker Eddy Library opened its doors, giving the public access to one of the largest collections about an American woman.

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Great mischief comes from attempts to steady other people's altars Religion & God
It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have recommended and employed them in his healing. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The less we think or know about hygiene, the less we are predisposed to sickness. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life. Society ;Life ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Each successive period of progress is a period more humane and spiritual. The only logical conclusion is that all is Mind and its manifestation, from the rolling of worlds, in the most subtle ether, to a potato-patch.
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
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.
Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Happiness & Unhappiness
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, but not the boundary, of the affections.
I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art. Religion & God ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident. Truth ;Religion & God ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Jealousy is the grave of affection.
Reject hatred without hating.
Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Death
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth