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"As You Think" By: James Allen

Updated: Oct 13, 2021



  • We are literally what we think, our character being the complete su, of all our thoughts. p.23

  • What we are was designed and built by our own thoughts in our minds. If we nurture ignorant or evil thoughts, pain will soon follow. If our thoughts are healthy and beneficial, joy will follow us as surely as our shadows follow us on a sunny day. p.24

  • You are always the master, even in your weakest and most abandoned state; but in your weakness and degradation you are the foolish master who misgoverns your household. When you begin to reflect upon your condition, and to search diligently for the law upon which your being is established, you then become the wise master, directing your energies with intelligence, and fashioning your thoughts to fruitful issues. p.25

  • Such is the conscious master, and you can only become a conscious master by discovering within yourself the laws of thought. This discovery is totally a matter of application, self-analysis, and experience. p.26

  • Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. p.59

  • Those who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure. p62

  • Those who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; those who would achieve much must sacrifice much; those who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. p72

  • Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage, these are the makers of the after-world, the architects of heaven. p.75

  • Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remail, or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; you will become as great as your dominant aspiration. p.79

  • They do not see the trials and failures and struggles that these men and women have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; they have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the vision of their heart. p.81

  • It is not chance. So called “gifts,” powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort; they are thoughts completed, objects accomplished, visions realized. p.81

  • 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. p.81

  • The more tranquil we become, the greater is our success, our influence, our power for good.

  • In the ship of your soul reclines the commanding Master - he does but sleep; wake him. Self - control is strength; right thought is mastery; calmness is power. Say to your heart, “Peace, be still!” p88

  • Peace, Be Still!




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