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52 Famous Quotes by James Allen
11/28/1864 - (Present)
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The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs

Belief Quotes, by James Allen

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If a man will understand how intimately, yea, how inseparably, self-control and happiness are associated, he has but to look into his own heart, and upon the world around,...Looking upon the lives of men and women, he will perceive how the hasty word, the bitter retort, the act of deception, the blind prejudice and foolish resentment bring wretchedness and even ruin in their train.

Self-discipline Quotes, by James Allen

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Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.

Self-mastery Quotes, by James Allen

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It is a common error to suppose that the Higher Life is a matter of reading, and the adoption of theological or metaphysical hypotheses, and that Spiritual Principles can be apprehended by this method.

Spiritual progress Quotes, by James Allen

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Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

Circumstances Quotes, by James Allen

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The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.

Complaining Quotes, by James Allen

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It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel. (on focus).

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Courage Quotes, by James Allen

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

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and evermore he takes the 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. As A Man Thinketh .

Inspirational Quotes, by James Allen

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A pen is mightier then a sword as a sword may only take life while a pen can change the world.

Actions Quotes, by James Allen

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Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.

Harmony Quotes, by James Allen

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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.

Leading Quotes, by James Allen

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Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.

Meditation Quotes, by James Allen

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The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person; the envious see envy in every soul; the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money;...and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite

Perspective Quotes, by James Allen

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The knowledge of the causal power of thought is the basis of all their (Hebrew) prophecies, as it is the basis of all real wisdom and power.

Prophecy Quotes, by James Allen

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Passion in all its forms is a mental thirst, a fever, a torturing unrest. As a fire consumes a magnificent building, reducing it to a heap of unsightly ashes, so are men consumed by the flames of passions, and their deeds and works fall and perish.

Self-mastery Quotes, by James Allen

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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.

Self-mastery Quotes, by James Allen

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Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.

Slavery Quotes, by James Allen

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For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .

Success Quotes, by James Allen

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Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall 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.

Vision Quotes, by James Allen

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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.

Jewels Quotes, by James Allen

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