As a Man Thinketh

As a man thinketh is an inspiring and very short book of about 50 pages and was first published in 1903. Author James Allen writes about how to control your life by controlling your mind. You can reread this classic book every time you feel low or uninspired or have any negative thoughts running in your mind. It boosts up with some inspiration and changes your mind towards positivity.

đź“’ Notes

Here are a few quotes that I like:

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought, he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself.”

“Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself”

“Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.”

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

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they, therefore, remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set.”

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.”

“We imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance.”

“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.”

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

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

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