Here are some best quotes from “As a Men Thinketh” by James Allen
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.
The visions you glorify in your mind. The ideals you enthrone in your heart. This you will build your life by. This you will become.
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.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen. or automatically expressed.
“If your real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it.”
No man is hindered by another; he is only hindered by himself. No man suffers because of another; he suffers only because of himself
Man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.
some more quotes from “As a Men Thinketh” by James Allen
“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.”
“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ”
“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”
“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
“As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
“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.”
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.”
“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.”
“To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve”
“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”
“The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.”
“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.”