James Allen

1864 - 1912

A Quote by James Allen on circumstances, desires, fear, good, love, mind, opportunity, soul, and thought

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires. Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own furtive of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit; bad thought, bad fruit.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on knowledge

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on aim and purpose

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on husbands, learning, lies, power, practice, and secrets

And herein lies the secret of true power. Learn, by constant practice, how to husband your resources, and concentrate them, at any moment, upon a given point.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on courage, honor, mind, quality, women, and world

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on harmony and wishes

Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and prayers.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on life

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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.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on anxiety, circumstances, failure, heart, improvement, life, men, preparation, sacrifice, and wealth

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on joy, peace, strength, thought, and weapons

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought, he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on bliss, circumstances, good, individuality, learning, suffering, thought, and world

The outer world or circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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