"It is true there is a wisdom higher than the natural man. For the natural man is superstitious, bigoted, overbearing, proud, vain, full of cunning deceit and all the passions of the beast. He is very religious under some circumstances: fear of death for instance; bold when there is no danger and only kept in check by fear. This is the religious man, but this is not the religion or wisdom of the wise. All religion is of man and the trouble lies not in the religion or belief, but in the separation of opinions from the truth." [Quimby, The Complete Writing, Volume I, What is the Relation of God to Man]
"I have two identities, one in matter and the other out of matter, one can be seen and felt by the natural man and the other can feel and see the sick man's identity, which to him is not visible to his natural man.
Then what is the natural man?
Why do you speak of two when one is only a shadow?
â€œI will now tell you where I am and how I am leading you along. You are in the old world or testament. I am in the new world or testament, not P. P. Quimby but this truth. It is the light that lighteth everyone that cometh into this world and to make you understand it, it takes upon itself flesh and blood. So when it speaks, it speaks not as man speaks, but it speaks the truth, not opinions. The natural man is opinion, not wisdom; the scientific man is not flesh and blood but wisdom. And where wisdom is recognized by the natural man, then the natural man is not far from the kingdom of heaven. To gain the kingdom of heaven is to gain Science. There are many kinds of science, but they are all from one great wisdom. And science is the name of that particular application of wisdom to a particular phenomenon. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby