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James Allen

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1902. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. (1864 – 1912)

Quotes

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

A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition
James Allen

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
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

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

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

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

The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.
James Allen

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

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

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