James Allen

1864 - 1912

A Quote by James Allen on control, desires, environment, idealism, present, and vision

Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on darkness, life, victory, and yielding

For those who will fight bravely and not yield, there is triumphant victory over all the dark things of life.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances, good, and mind

The good or bad is not in the circumstance, but only in the mind of him that encounters it.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances, evolution, learning, and spirituality

As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson which any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen

A man is literally what he thinks.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen

We clothe events with the drapery of our own thoughts. . . .

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by James Allen on authors, circumstances, environment, and thought

Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself. Man, therefore, as the lord and master of thought, is the maker of himself, the shaper and author of environment.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances

A man cannot directly chose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on good

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

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on authority, desires, guests, happiness, learning, soul, and thought

He who would be useful, strong, and happy, must cease being a passive receptacle for the negative, beggardly, and impure streams of thought; and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests, so must he learn to command his desires, and to say, with authority, what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

Contributed by: Zaady

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