James Allen

James Allen

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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The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.

Evil is not power, it is ignorance and misuse of good.

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.

She was a blessing. She was an angel. She was my baby.

Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.

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Part of the reason of the survey is to look for current information on what people are doing what their risks are and what their level of knowledge is

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

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced, so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge, selfishness by Love.

Work joyfully and peacefully knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

Happiness is mental harmony, unhappiness is mental inharmony.

What we know is the right thing isn't what we often do.

A man is literally what he thinks

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.

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure

No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it

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