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You will become as small as your controlling desire;
by James Allen

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

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Change your thoughts, change your life.
- James Allen

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

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

 

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

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- 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

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

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

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

A man is literally what he thinks.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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