Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.— James Allen
Provocative A Man Thinketh quotations
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.
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.
As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
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.
Thought is the fountain of action, life and manifestation;
make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.
As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be
Mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.
A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
Man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.
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.
The Bible says, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he
Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but his looking glass.
There can be no progress, no achievement without sacrifice.
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.
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.
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.
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors;
that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart.
As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.
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.
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.
Good thoughts bear good fruit.
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.
Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.
It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being.
Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it.
The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.