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As a Man Thinketh (version 4)

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This book is about our thoughts and how they determine our actions and very being. A few quotes will give a good taste of the riches in this book: "A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts." "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 all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built." "The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires – and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own." "Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound." "Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought." "Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves." "Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself." "You cannot travel within and stand still without." "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." "Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err."

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AS A MAN THINKETH

BY

JAMES ALLEN

Author of "From Passion to Peace"

Mind is the Master power that moulds 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.

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CONTENTS

THOUGHT AND CHARACTER

EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON CIRCUMSTANCES

EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON HEALTH AND THE BODY

THOUGHT AND PURPOSE

THE THOUGHT FACTOR IN ACHIEVEMENT

VISIONS AND IDEALS

SERENITY

FOREWORD

THIS little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much written upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that

"They themselves are makers of themselves."

by virtue of the thoughts, which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 9 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 1, 2015
Subject: As a Man Thinketh
I'm glad a read this. Never thought much about the importance of having deliberate thoughts. After reading this book, I believe thoughts can change actions and destinies.
Reviewer: - March 30, 2015
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This is an Excilent Book Gyanbikash
Reviewer: - February 1, 2015
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Well read, very thought-provoking book. Not a book to casually listen to, but needs full attention to get it all.
Reviewer: - December 18, 2014
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Simple and elegant book, well read too
Reviewer: - August 5, 2014
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Well written and beautifully read. A good book to read.
Reviewer: - April 12, 2014
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Excellent, thank you so much :-)
Reviewer: - March 20, 2014
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Short and sweet. Eloquent writing and deep meaningful message We worth a read or two
Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
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Very smart for kids and older adults alike!
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Great job. Congrats to this team.


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