James Allen quotes

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Dream #Sleep

  • There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice, and a man's worldly success will be by the measure that he sacrifices his confused animal thoughts, and fixes his mind on the development of his plans, and the strengthening of his resolution and self-reliance.
    -- James Allen

    #Confused #Sacrifice #Men

  • In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
    -- James Allen

    #Strength #Achievement #Effort

  • No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
    -- James Allen

    #Thank You #Appreciation #Gratitude

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

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • 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, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.
    -- James Allen

    #Fall #Loss #Self

  • Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
    -- James Allen

    #Change #Ignorance #Men

  • 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 all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
    -- James Allen

    #Love #Beauty #Military

  • If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are.
    -- James Allen

    #Real #Opportunity #Waiting

  • A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
    -- James Allen

    #Character #Men #Shapes

  • A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being. For such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees ever more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss, fume, worry, and grieve. He remains poised, steadfast, serene.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Grieving #Worry

  • A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Men #People

  • For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Positive #Success

  • Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
    -- James Allen

    #Beautiful #Peace #Jewels

  • Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
    -- James Allen

    #Encouraging #Inspiration #Not Giving Up

  • Man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.
    -- James Allen

    #Running #Men #Garden

  • The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Life #Happiness

  • A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Law Of Attraction #Conquer

  • To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Passion #Desire

  • No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
    -- James Allen

    #Heart #Men #Temptation

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Positive #Men #Want

  • Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Happiness #Harmony

  • Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
    -- James Allen

    #Love #Inspirational #Spiritual

  • Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Positive

  • The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
    -- James Allen

    #Congratulations #Men #Practice

  • They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
    -- James Allen

    #Winning #Doubt #Literature

  • The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.
    -- James Allen

    #Mind #Body #Operations

  • A man remains ignorant because he loves ignorance, and chooses ignorant thoughts; a man becomes wise because he loves wisdom and chooses wise thoughts.
    -- James Allen

    #Wise #Ignorance #Men

  • Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.
    -- James Allen

    #Life #Men #People

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Thee

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

    #Life #Character #Men

  • A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.
    -- James Allen

    #Character #Thinking #Long

  • As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be
    -- James Allen

    #Heart #Men #A Man Thinketh

  • Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.
    -- James Allen

    #Self #Self Control #Mastery

  • Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Life #Success

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Running #Weed #Fall

  • Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Men

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Simple #Law #World

  • A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.
    -- James Allen

    #Positive #Belief #Persons

  • Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Strength #Fashion #Peace

  • All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
    -- James Allen

    #Life #Belief #Failing

  • Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
    -- James Allen

    #Commitment #Purpose #Literature

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Love #Men #Keys

  • He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
    -- James Allen

    #Sacrifice #Literature #Littles

  • The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
    -- James Allen

    #Honesty #Men #Errors

  • You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Desire #Aspiration

  • It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Powerful #Focus

  • As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.
    -- James Allen

    #Beautiful #Flower #Dark

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Motivational #Strong #Men

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Strong #Mean #Learning

  • As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.
    -- James Allen

    #Thinking #Remains

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Inspirational #Birthday #Character

  • The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering are the result of his own mental inharmony.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Suffering #Encounters

  • 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.
    -- James Allen

    #Motivational #Happiness #Men

  • Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction. It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being.
    -- James Allen

    #Law #Suffering #Harmony

  • He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but his looking glass.
    -- James Allen

    #Thinking #Glasses #Secret

  • The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.
    -- James Allen

    #Facts #Complainers #Shows

  • The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself. The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Thinking #Hatred

  • No man is hindered by another; he is only hindered by himself. No man suffers because of another; he suffers only because of himself.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Suffering

  • The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.
    -- James Allen

    #Beautiful #Men #Vision

  • Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.
    -- James Allen

    #Mistake #Thinking #Yesterday

  • Cease to be a disobedient child in the school of experience, and begin to learn, with humility and patience, the lessons that are set for your ultimate perfection.
    -- James Allen

    #Children #School #Humility

  • When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness.
    -- James Allen

    #Fall #Resistance #Weakness

  • The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Wheat #Literature

  • 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
    -- James Allen

    #Sweet #Men #Joy