You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

— James Allen

The most proven James Allen quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

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

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James Allen quote Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoug

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.

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The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.

The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

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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.

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James Allen quote Circumstances do not make the man, they

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

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Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

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In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

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Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

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James Allen quote The more tranquil a man becomes, the gre

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.

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Our life is what our thoughts make it.

A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.

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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

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The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.

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James Allen quote The dreamers are the saviors of the worl

The dreamers are the saviors of the world.

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About James Allen

Quotes 103 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

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Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and every need shall be supplied.

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The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.

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James Allen quote As you think you travel and as you love

As you think you travel and as you love you attract.

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They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.

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

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Man, as a spiritual being, cannot be maintained in strength, uprightness, and peace except if he periodically withdraw himself from the outer world of perishable things and reach inwardly towards the abiding and imperishable realities.

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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.

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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.

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Thought is the fountain of action, life and manifestation;

make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.

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The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.

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As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be

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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.

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A man remains ignorant because he loves ignorance, and chooses ignorant thoughts; a man becomes wise because he loves wisdom and chooses wise thoughts.

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Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.

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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.

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Mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.

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All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.

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A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.

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The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.

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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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Man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.

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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.

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Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

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The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself.

The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved.

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A man is literally what he thinks

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

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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.

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The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true.

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A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.

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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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To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.

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He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but his looking glass.

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You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.

Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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