James Allen Love Quotes and Sayings
#1-3 The Heavenly Life
1. Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and your every need shall be supplied; you shall not walk in desert places, and no danger shall overtake you.
2. Love is the magic that transforms all things into power and beauty. It brings plenty out of poverty, power out of weakness, loveliness out of deformity, sweetness out of bitterness, light out of darkness, and produces all blissful conditions out of its own substantial but indefinable essence.
3. Look through the eyes of Love, and you shall see everywhere the Beautiful and True…
#4 The Path to Prosperity
4. He who knows that Love is at the heart of all things, and has realized the all-sufficing power of that Love, has no room in his heart for condemnation.
#5 Entering the Kingdom
5. Love does not so brand and classify men; does not seek to convert men to his own views, not to convince them of the superiority of his methods. Knowing the Law of Love, he lives it, and maintains the same calm attitude of mind and sweetness of heart towards all. The debased and virtuous, the foolish and the wise, the learned and the unlearned, the selfish and the unselfish receive alike the benediction of his tranquil thought.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: James Allen (28 November 1864 in Leicester, England – 1912) was a philosophical writer of British nationality known for his inspirational books and poetry.
Allen’s books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement.
Allen’s most famous book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902. It is now considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while lowly thoughts make a miserable person.
Sayings by James Allen
#1 The Life Triumphant: Mastering the Heart and Mind
1. 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.
#2-3 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances
2. 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.
3. … a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
#4 Byways to Blessedness
4. None but right acts can follow right thoughts; none but a right life can follow right acts— and by living a right life all blessedness is achieved. [S]
#5 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances
5. Every thought seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
#6 The Path to Prosperity
6. If your real desire is to do good, there is no need to wait for money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are. If you are really so unselfish as you believe yourself to be, you will show it by sacrificing yourself for others now.
#7-8 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances
7. Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. They therefore remain bound.
8. Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
#9 From Passion to Peace
9. 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.
#10 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 7: Serenity
10. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.
#11 Above Life’s Turmoil
11. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
#12 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances
12. Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.
#13-15 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 7: Serenity
13. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power.
14. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”
15. The strong calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm.
#16 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 1: Thought and Character
16. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
#17 As A Man Thinketh, 1902, Chapter 6: Visions and Ideals
17. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you 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.
#18-20 Byways to Blessedness
18. …every act of forgiveness brings to the doer five kinds of blessedness—the blessedness of love; the blessedness of increased communion and fellowship; the blessedness of a calm and peaceful mind; the blessedness of passion stilled and pride overcome; and the blessedness and kindness and goodwill bestowed by others. [S]
19. Sympathy is bliss; in it is revealed the highest, purest blessedness. [S]
20. The greatest blessedness comes to him, who infuses into his mind the purest and noblest thoughts. [S]
Unsourced James Allen Quotes
1. All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
2. No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.