As a man thinketh by James Allen - Summary

Below you can find my notes of James Allens's book: As a man thinketh.

Thought and character

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he

Effect of thought on circumstances

every man is where he is by the law of his being

good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results

Effects of thoughts on health and body

Thought and purpose

Who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.

The thought-factor in achievement

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. The higher he lifts his thoughts, the greater will be his success, the more blessed and enduring will be his achievements.

Visions and ideals


The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.

Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace. Be still.”

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