James Allen (28 November 1864 – 24 January 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.
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For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .
If at the end of the week's work and on receiving his wages he were to ask his employer for a larger sum pleading that though he could not justly claim it and did not really deserve it yet he expected it he would not only receive the larger sum but would doubtless be discharged from his post. Yet in spiritual things men do not think it to be either foolish or selfish to ask for these blessings
Happiness is mental harmony, unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Men do not attract what they want but what they are.
Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices but forgetting self you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.
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.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it