As a Man Thinketh - Deepstash

Explore the World's Best Ideas

Join today and uncover 100+ curated journeys from 50+ topics. Unlock access to our mobile app with extensive features.

JAMES ALLEN

"Of all the uplifting, ennobling thoughts we can dwell upon, none is more powerful than this: that we are the masters of our own thoughts, the authors of our own characters, and thus the makers of our own destinies."

JAMES ALLEN

39

474 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Even when events or situations are out of our control, our thoughts, reactions, and responses are still within our control."

JAMES ALLEN

38

423 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"People do not attract what they want, but what they are."

JAMES ALLEN

40

412 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"The human will, that unseen force,

Offspring of mind and soul,

Can forge a path to any goal,

And conquer anything in its course."

JAMES ALLEN

33

352 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Healthy thoughts become healthy habits. Hold a vision of yourself aglow with energy and vitality, act in harmony with that vision, and you will grow to embody it."

JAMES ALLEN

38

319 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Thoughts of jealousy, hatred, indifference, disappointment, and despair rob the body of its natural radiance. A 'sour face' is the expression of sour thoughts."

JAMES ALLEN

35

297 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"To wish the best for all people; to find the good in everything; to be content in all circumstances - such thoughts are the portal to heaven.

JAMES ALLEN

37

289 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"In order to accomplish anything, thought needs purpose. Too often, we allow our thoughts to drift aimlessly on the seas of life; purpose powers them to a desired destination."

JAMES ALLEN

34

267 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Those who lack a central purpose in life fall prey to worries, fears, and petty troubles, and end up stuck in self-pity. They may appear virtuous, because they lack any glaring faults and make no great mistakes, but they take a long, winding route to failure and unhappiness just the same."

JAMES ALLEN

35

236 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Entertaining fear and doubt never accomplished anything. The power to do springs from the confidence that you can."

JAMES ALLEN

32

236 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"As you think, so you are.

As you are, so you act.

As you act, so you attain."

JAMES ALLEN

39

233 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"A strong person cannot help a weak person unless they want to be helped; even then, the weak person must work to become stronger. By your own efforts, you must develop in yourself the qualities you admire in another."

JAMES ALLEN

33

213 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Good leaders are scarce because the majority of people are followers. Let's stop thinking and acting like helpless victims, rise up, and become leaders."

JAMES ALLEN

33

216 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"To achieve anything - even material possessions - we must lift our thoughts above sloth and self-indulgence."

JAMES ALLEN

33

218 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"All spiritual and intellectual achievements come from contemplating the beautiful, the good, and the true."

JAMES ALLEN

30

203 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Dreamers are the redeemers of the world. Humankind is blessed in good times, and sustained through hard times, by the visions of dreamers."

JAMES ALLEN

31

196 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"The person who cherishes a beautiful vision in their heart will one day realize it.

JAMES ALLEN

34

201 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Cherish your visions and ideals; cherish the music that moves your heart. For out of your love will flow your purpose, your unique contribution to better this world."

JAMES ALLEN

31

183 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"All that you need is within yourself - awaken your powers. Self-discipline is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power."

JAMES ALLEN

35

180 reads

JAMES ALLEN

"Say to your heart, 'Peace, be still.'"

JAMES ALLEN

31

185 reads

IDEAS CURATED BY

a_bond

Artist working in the Rocky Mountains, seeking truth.

CURATOR'S NOTE

For over 120 years, As A Man Thinketh by James Allen has been considered one of the greatest self help books ever written. It focuses on how our thoughts sculpt our lives and our destinies, giving guidance in a surprisingly compact and quick read. Here are a few quotes from its pages.

Curious about different takes? Check out our As a Man Thinketh Summary book page to explore multiple unique summaries written by Deepstash users.

Different Perspectives Curated by Others from As a Man Thinketh

Curious about different takes? Check out our book page to explore multiple unique summaries written by Deepstash curators:

Discover Key Ideas from Books on Similar Topics

Pay Up

4 ideas

Pay Up

Reshma Saujani

The Spirit of Laws

6 ideas

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates