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James Allen Quotes

(1864-1912), British-born American Essayist, Author of ''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 delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

Category: Appreciation

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.

Category: Beauty

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.

Category: Belief

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.

Category: Choice

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

Category: Circumstance

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

Category: Control

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Desire

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.

Category: Destiny

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

Category: Determination

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you 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.

Category: Dreams

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.

Category: Environment

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

Category: Failure

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.

Category: Focus

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

Category: Greatness