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84 Motivational Quotes By James Allen For Your Soul, Heart And Mind

Famous As: Writer
Born On: November 28, 1864
Died On: January 12, 1912
Born In: Leicester, England
Died At Age: 47

James Allen was a prolific British philosophical writer, best-known for inspirational poetry and books. He is also considered as the pioneer of self-help movement. Self-help authors and motivational speakers have been highly inspired by his work, ‘As A Man Thinketh’. Born to a mother who could neither read nor write, Allen started working for a magazine ‘The Herald Of The Golden Age’. Thereafter, he started publishing his own spiritual magazines and books, the very first being ‘From Poverty To Power’. We have rounded some motivational, inspiring, famous and enlightening quotable quotations and sayings by the renowned philosophical writer which have been extracted from his magazines, books, poems, thoughts, writings, work and life. Go through the collection of quotes and sayings by James Allen on thoughts, strength, efforts, result, happiness, thinks, soul, life, failure, vision, circumstances, moment, improve, accomplish, harmony etc.

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Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

James Allen
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.

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

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

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

As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.

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

A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.

James Allen
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.

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
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; 
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

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

Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.

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

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

James Allen
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.

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

As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be

James Allen
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.

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
The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going

The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going

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...

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
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.

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
The visions you glorify in your mind,
The ideals you enthrone in your heart..
This you will build your life by...
This you will become.

The visions you glorify in your mind, The ideals you enthrone in your heart.. This you will build your life by... This you will become.

James Allen
To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve

To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve

James Allen
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.

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.

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

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

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

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

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

The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself. The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved.

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

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.

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

A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.

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

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

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

James Allen
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.

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
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

James Allen
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

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

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

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

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

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
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but a looking glass.

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: environment is but a looking glass.

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

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

James Allen
For you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.

For you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.

James Allen
Things you might hear,

Things you wanna believe,

Things that aren't true,

Things that people say,

It's these THINGS that causes people to feel not wanted.

Things you might hear, Things you wanna believe, Things that aren't true, Things that people say, It's these THINGS that causes people to feel not wanted.

James Allen
Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions.

Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions.

James Allen
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.

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
Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart,

Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, "Peace, be still!

James Allen
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears;

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears;

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.

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
Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself;

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself;

James Allen
So you will be... What you 'will' to be

So you will be... What you 'will' to be

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

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

James Allen
...he who delights in work will not long remain unemployed.

...he who delights in work will not long remain unemployed.

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

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

James Allen
As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both of suffering and bliss

As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both of suffering and bliss

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

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

James Allen
Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and you can find every truth connected with your being, if you will dig deep into the mine of your soul.

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and you can find every truth connected with your being, if you will dig deep into the mine of your soul.

James Allen
The

The "divinity that shapes our ends" is in ourselves;

James Allen
We don’t get what we wish and pray for, we get what we justly earn. Our wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with our thoughts and actions.

We don’t get what we wish and pray for, we get what we justly earn. Our wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with our thoughts and actions.

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.

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
In a justly ordered
universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute.

In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute.

James Allen
Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.

Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.

James Allen
Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

James Allen
The human will, that force unseen, The offspring of a deathless soul, Can hew a way to any goal, Though walls of granite intervene.

The human will, that force unseen, The offspring of a deathless soul, Can hew a way to any goal, Though walls of granite intervene.

James Allen
He necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.

He necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.

James Allen
You will be what you will to be.

You will be what you will to be.

James Allen
Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step.

Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step.

James Allen
He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened;

He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened;

James Allen
He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belongs neither to oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.

He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belongs neither to oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.

James Allen
You cannot travel within and stand still without.

You cannot travel within and stand still without.

James Allen
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.

As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.

James Allen
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.

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.

James Allen
Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt

Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt

James Allen
The universe does not favour the greedy, the dishonest, the vicious, although on the mere surface it may sometimes appear to do so; it helps the honest, the magnanimous, the virtuous.

The universe does not favour the greedy, the dishonest, the vicious, although on the mere surface it may sometimes appear to do so; it helps the honest, the magnanimous, the virtuous.

James Allen
There is an unavoidable tendency to become literally the embodiment of that quality upon which one most constantly thinks.

There is an unavoidable tendency to become literally the embodiment of that quality upon which one most constantly thinks.

James Allen
Blessedness, not material possessions, is the measure of right thought; wretchedness, not lack of material possessions, is the measure of wrong thought.

Blessedness, not material possessions, is the measure of right thought; wretchedness, not lack of material possessions, is the measure of wrong thought.

James Allen
They themselves are makers of themselves.

They themselves are makers of themselves.

James Allen
We do not attract what we want but who we are.

We do not attract what we want but who we are.

James Allen
Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it.

Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it.

James Allen
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

James Allen
Мечтата е обещанието за онова, което ще бъдете един ден.

The dream is the promise for what you will be one day.

Мечтата е обещанието за онова, което ще бъдете един ден. The dream is the promise for what you will be one day.

James Allen
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.

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.

James Allen
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,

James Allen
Unrest and pain and sorrow are the shadows of life.

Unrest and pain and sorrow are the shadows of life.

James Allen
The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought,

The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought,

James Allen
Thought is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.

Thought is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.

James Allen
And you, too, youthful reader, will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.

And you, too, youthful reader, will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love.

James Allen