James Allen Quotes

Most popular James Allen Quotes

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

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Without temptation the soul cannot grow and become strong.

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Aspiration is the twin angel to inspiration.  It unlocks the gates of joy.

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Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.

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Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit—and man is his own gardener.
— James Allen

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He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.

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A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

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All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.

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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

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He who would be blest, let him scatter blessings.  He who would be happy, let him consider the happiness of others.

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Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

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Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.

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Possessions are mere transient effects that come when they are required, and after their purpose has been served, pass away.

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It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control.

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If you would have your home and your surroundings happy, be happy.  You can transform everything around you if you will transform yourself.

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Sow a Thought, and you reap an Act; Sow an Act, and you reap a Habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a Character; Sow a Character, and you reap a Destiny.
— James Allen
Purpose is the keystone in the temple of achievement.  It binds and holds together in a complete whole that which would otherwise lie scattered and useless.

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They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness.

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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.

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The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.  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.

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A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it.  He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.  It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought-forces upon the object which he has set before him.  He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings.  This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought.

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