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James Allen quotes (10)
Your circumstances may be uncongenial but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it. You can not travel within and stand still without.
James Allen Category: Unsorted
Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become.
James Allen Category: Dream
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he would achieve much must sacrifice much....
James Allen Category: Accomplishment
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 Category: Effort
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 delightful conditions all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
James Allen Category: Vision
A man is literally what he thinks.
James Allen Category: Thief
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life.
James Allen Category: Improve
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 prayers.
James Allen Category: Behavior
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 Category: Life
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
James Allen Category: Desire