As a Man Thinketh Best Book Bits


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As a Man Thinketh Best Book Bits

  • As a Man Thinketh written by James Allen and published in 1903.

  • Published 117 years ago and still as relevant today as back then.

  • James Allen died in 1912 and was something of an enigma, little is known of his life other than he was born is Leicester, England. He wrote 20 books but as a man thinketh was by far the most successful , despite James feeling that is was a minor work. This small book, if you can call it a book is 32 pages and can be read in an hour.

  • They themselves are makers of themselves.

  • A man’s character is the complete sum of his thoughts.

  • Man is made or unmade by himself.

  • That man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment and destiny.

  • He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.’

  • So may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.

  • The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.

  • Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

  • The outer world of circumstances shapes itself to the inner world of thought.

  • Circumstances does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.

  • Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

  • Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound

  • That man is the causer of his circumstances.

  • Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results: bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

  • Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction. It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the law of his being.

  • He will find that as he alters his thoughts towards things and other people, things and other people will alter toward him.

  • Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.

  • Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit solidifies into circumstance.

  • The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.

  • Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought.

  • Thoughts of fear have been known to kill a man as speedily as a bullet

  • Thought is the foundation of action, life, the manifestation.

  • Change of diet will not help the man who will not change thoughts. When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.

  • Clean thoughts make clean habits.

  • Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.

  • They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self pitying, all of which are indicators of weakness.

  • A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralising point of his thoughts.

  • Enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the Pathways to attainment.

  • The will to do springs from knowledge that we can do. Doubt and fear of the great enemies of knowledge

  • He who have conquered doubt he has conquered failure.

  • Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force.

  • All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is a direct result of his own thoughts.

  • Individual responsibility must be absolute.

  • A strong man cannot help a weaker unless that weaker is willing to be helped.

  • A man can only rise, conquer, and achieved by lifting up his thoughts.

  • He is limited only by the thoughts which he chooses.

  • He who is constantly in the conception of noble and lofty thoughts, who dwells upon all that is pure and selfless, will, as surely as the sun reaches its zenith and the moon it’s full, become wise noble and character, and rise into a position of influence and blessedness.

  • The dreamers are the saviours of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible.

  • Desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.

  • Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be.

  • The greatest achievement was the first and for a time a dream.

  • Dreams are the seedlings of reality.

  • In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of each effort is the measure of the result.

  • Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

  • The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater in his success, his influence, his power for good.

  • Self-control is strength; right thought his mastery


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