James Allen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old james allen quotes, james allen sayings, and james allen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.     

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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

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.     

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As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.     

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

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

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All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.     

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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

Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.     

James Allen

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

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

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Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you.      

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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.     

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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

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.     

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

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

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As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.     

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

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Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without.     

James Allen

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

James Allen

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.     

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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.     

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.     

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

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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

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

James Allen

Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without.     

James Allen

Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.     

James Allen

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.     

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