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Top 64 James Allen Quotes (AS A MAN THINKETH)

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Top 15 Most Famous James Allen Quotes

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.”

James Allen
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.
A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Good thoughts and actions never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
Good thoughts and actions never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which the heart is set.
The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which the heart is set.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

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
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.
As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”
Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.
Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.

Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you.”

James Allen

49 Inspirational James Allen Quotes on Divine Courage and Self-love

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.”

James Allen
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. 
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. 
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.
As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.
As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
It is a process of diverting one’s scattered forces into one powerful channel.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.

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
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
A man is literally what he thinks.
A man is literally what he thinks.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.

Blessedness and riches are only joined together when the riches are rightly and wisely used; and the poor man only descends into wretchedness when he regards his lot as a burden unjustly imposed.”

James Allen
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice much. He, who would attain highly, must sacrifice greatly.
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice much. He, who would attain highly, must sacrifice greatly.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.

Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”

James Allen
The dreamers are the saviors of the worlds.
The dreamers are the saviors of the worlds.
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.
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.
Thought is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure and all will be pure.
Thought is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure and all will be pure.
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become, your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

James Allen
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.
He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belong neither to the oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.
He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belong neither to the oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.
The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.
The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.
To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve
To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve

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 actions.”

James Allen
A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step.
Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step.
The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.
As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.

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
Man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.
Man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but his looking glass.
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but his looking glass.
A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking.
A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking.
The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering are the result of his own mental inharmony.
The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering are the result of his own mental inharmony.
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation…”

James Allen
By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection.
By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection.
Act is the blossom of thought; and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and biter fruitage of his own husbandry.
Act is the blossom of thought; and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and biter fruitage of his own husbandry.
The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself. The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved.
The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself. The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved.
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
For you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.
For you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.
He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
No man is hindered by another; he is only hindered by himself. No man suffers because of another; he suffers only because of himself.
No man is hindered by another; he is only hindered by himself. No man suffers because of another; he suffers only because of himself.

There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice, and a man’s worldly success will be by the measure that he sacrifices his confused animal thoughts, and fixes his mind on the development of his plans, and the strengthening of his resolution and self-reliance.”

James Allen

James Allen Short Biography

Born on 28 November 1864 in Leicester, England, James Allen was a remarkable British philosophical writer and one of the early pioneers of the self-help movement.

He was a prolific author who wrote many inspirational books and poets. Allen is best known for his book: As a Man Thinketh which sold millions of copies worldwide.

James Allen’s book ultimately became one of the bestselling all-time self-help classics. Even in the 21st century, people still go to his book to source for inspiration and motivation.

Allen was a gifted writer who mastered the art of writing complex subjects (such as love, faith, patience, religion) in a way that is simple and easy to comprehend.

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