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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the ...
by James Allen

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

Related topics: Life

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

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

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

 

He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.
- James Allen

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Change your thoughts, change your life.
- James Allen

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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings
brought to the surface and made known,
but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
- 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.
- James Allen

All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with
your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
- 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.
- James Allen

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
- James Allen

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose,
and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
- James Allen

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

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

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
- 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.
- James Allen

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

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
- James Allen

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

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown,
so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers
of humanity have developed and bloomed.
- 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

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.
- James Allen

No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is
that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
- 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.
- James Allen

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

The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays
that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who,
having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.
- James Allen

When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of
least resistance and to fall into easy channels,
it is called weakness.
- James Allen

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

A man is literally what he thinks.
- James Allen

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
- James Allen

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces
into one powerful channel.
- James Allen

Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle,
and there will be nothing without thee that is not
beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
- James Allen

The more intense the nature of a man,
the more readily will he find meditation,
and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen

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

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
- James Allen

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

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg,
and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
- James Allen

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy,
healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness,
health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious
adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
- James Allen

A man has to learn that he cannot command things,
but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others,
but that he can mold and master his own will:
and things serve him who serves Truth;
people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
- James Allen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein


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