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Books: As a man Thinketh – James Allen

As a man Thinketh – James Allen

Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,And Man is Mind, and evermore he takesThe tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills: —He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:Environment is but his looking-glass.

This book is highly recommended for all my readers. It was written in 1902 by James Allen and may be responsible for developing many successful and ambitious people in the world today. James Allen has done a fantastic job of summing up motivations, aspirations and success in less than 21 pages. Just as a teaser, here are a few words of wisdom from the essay:

  1. Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
  2. Men do not attract what they want, but what they are.
  3. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
  4. 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.


A must read! You can access the pdf version of the book here follows. (It is a public property as of 2003): As_a_man_thinketh- James Allen