Quotes by James Allen

A man is literally what he thinks.
– James Allen
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
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
– James Allen
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
– James Allen
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
– James Allen
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
– James Allen
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.
– James Allen
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
– James Allen
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
– James Allen
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
– James Allen
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
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
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
– James Allen
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
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
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
– James Allen
Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more 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.
– James Allen
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
– James Allen
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
– James Allen
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