Best James Allen Inspirational Image Quotes and Sayings from his book As a Man Thinketh

 James Allen Inspirational Quotes and Sayings from his books
 James Allen motivational quotes


Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and their daughter, Nohra — moved to a small cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon, England to pursue a simple life of contemplation. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works. He also edited and published a magazine, “The Light of Reason”.

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

“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.”
― 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. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being. For such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees ever more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss, fume, worry, and grieve. He remains poised, steadfast, serene.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

  James Allen motivational quotes

“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

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“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. ”
― James Allen

“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, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“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.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts
and actions can never produce good results … We understand this law in
the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental
and moral world—although its operation there is just as simple and undeviating—
and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.”
― James Allen, Byways of Blessedness

 James Allen motivational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

  James Allen motivational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

“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, As a Man Thinketh

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“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.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“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.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going”
― James Allen

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“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, As a Man Thinketh

“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, As a Man Thinketh

“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.”
― James Allen

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
― James Allen

“Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.”
― James Allen