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James Allen Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from James Allen
  1. #1
    “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.”
  2. #2
    “the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.”
  3. #3
    “Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself.”
  4. #4
    “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves;”
  5. #5
    “Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury 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.”
  6. #6
    “Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.”
  7. #7
    “When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.”
  8. #8
    “impure thoughts of every kind crystallize into enervating and confusing habits, which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances: thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallize into weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which solidify into circumstances of failure, indigence, and slavish dependence: lazy thoughts crystallize into habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness and beggary: hateful and condemnatory thoughts crystallize into habits of accusation and violence, which solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution: selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of self-seeking, which solidify into circumstances more or less distressing. On the other hand, beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances: pure thoughts crystallize into habits of temperance and self-control, which solidify into circumstances of repose and peace: thoughts of courage, self-reliance, and decision crystallize into manly habits, which solidify into circumstances of success, plenty, and freedom: energetic thoughts crystallize into habits of cleanliness and industry, which solidify into circumstances of pleasantness:”

Books about perspective

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Square book
Picture book
5.8
A Perfect Day book
Picture book
5.5
A Stone Sat Still book
Picture book
4.5
On My Mountain book
Picture book
4.3
Look What I See book
Board book
  1. #9
    “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears;”
  2. #10
    “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.”
  3. #11
    “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.”
  4. #12
    “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
  5. #13
    “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.”
  6. #14
    “The thoughtless, the ignorant, and indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of law, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, “How lucky he is!” Observing another become intellectual they exclaim, “How highly favored he is!” And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, “How chance aids him at every turn!” They don’t see the trials and failures and the struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heart aches; they only see the light and the Joy, and they call it “luck”; do not see the longing arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it “good fortune”; do not understand the process, but only perceive the result, and call it “chance”.”
  7. #15
    “He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belongs neither to oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.”
  8. #16
    “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.”

Books about identity

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The Best Kind of Bear book
Picture book
5.4
Eraser book
Picture book
5.0
Replay book
Chapter book
5.0
No! book
No!
Picture book
Of Course They Do! book
Picture book
Blended book
Chapter book
  1. #17
    “Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage, these are the makers of the after-world, the architects of
    heaven. The world is beautiful because they have lived; without them, laboring humanity would perish.”
  2. #18
    “As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”
  3. #19
    “for you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.”
  4. #20
    “Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less.”
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “Act is the blossom of thought; and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and biter fruitage of his own husbandry”
  7. #23
    “He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”
  8. #24
    “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.”
  9. #25
    “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.”
  10. #26
    “The “divinity that shapes our ends” is in ourselves;”
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