31 Breath Taking Quotes From Book : As a Man Thinketh

As a man thinketh

As A Man Thinketh” is short book written by James Allen in 1903. James Allen was Englishman known for his inspirational books, poetry and as a pioneer of self help movement. “As a man thinketh” is his phenomenal success compare to his other books “The Path to Prosperity”,  “Eight Pillars of Prosperity”  and “365 JAMES ALLEN Meditations – For Everyday of the Year”.

James Allen talks about  success and failures in one’s life and how it is totally connected to good and bad thoughts. It explains that whatever you are today is because of your thoughts.

He beautifully teaches the “Power of Thoughts” which flows through our mind everyday and how are they responsible for our own sufferings and happiness. By positive thinking and its right application anyone can elevate their life. As a man thinketh is widely read self-help book and one of my favorites.

Let’s take a look at some of the best wisdom from this book which will help you to understand that no one else is responsible for your life but you.

31 Breath Taking Quotes From Book : As a Man Thinketh

1. “That strength can only be developed by effort and practice”

~James Allen

2. “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he “

~James Allen

3. “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking”

~James Allen

4. “He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”

~James Allen

5. “He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belongs neither to oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.”

~James Allen

6. “A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts. He can only remain weak, and abject, and miserable by refusing to lift up his thoughts”

~James Allen

7. “That man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny”

~James Allen

8. “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; and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own”

~James Allen

9. “A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses”

~James Allen

10. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly”

~James Allen

11. “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind”

~James Allen

12. “Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment”

~James Allen

13. “The body is the servant of the mind’

~James Allen

14. “Nature helps every man to the gratification of the thoughts which he most encourages, and opportunities are presented which will most speedily bring to the surface both the good and evil thoughts”

~James Allen

15. “The weakest soul, knowing its own weakness, and believing this truth – that strength can only be developed by effort and practice, will at once begin to exert itself, and adding effort to effort, patience to patience, and strength to strength, will never cease to develop, and will at last grow divinely strong”

~James Allen

16. “He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it”

~James Allen

17. “Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself”

~James Allen

18. “Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are”

~James Allen

19. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in selfcontrol. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought”

~James Allen

20. “The universe does not favor the greedy, the dishonest, the vicious, although on the mere surface it may sometimes appear to do so; it helps the honest, the magnanimous, the virtuous. All the great Teachers of the ages have declared this in varying forms, and to prove and know it a man has but to persist in making himself more and more virtuous by lifting up his thoughts”

~James Allen

21. “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound”

~James Allen

22. “Having conceived of his purpose, a man should mentally mark out a straight pathway to its achievement, looking neither to the right nor to the left. Doubts and fears should be rigorously excluded; they are disintegrating elements which break up the straight line of effort, rendering it crooked, ineffectual, useless. Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplish anything, and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in”

~James Allen

23. “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”

~James Allen

24. “He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure”

~James Allen

25. “A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself”

~James Allen

26. “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. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master”

~James Allen

27. “He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph”

~James Allen

28. “Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”

~James Allen

29. “The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm”

~James Allen

30. “Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him”

~James Allen

31. “A man’s weakness and strength, purity and impurity, are his own, and not another man’s; they are brought about by himself, and not by another; and they can only be altered by himself, never by another. His condition is also his own, and not another man’s. His sufferings and his happiness are evolved from within. As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains”

~James Allen

Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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