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James Allen
James Allen

James Allen is possibly one of the most prolific yet uncelebrated authors. In his lifetime he wrote 19 books but rarely made enough to cover living expenses. His famous novel, "As a Man Thinketh" was his second book and is extremely popular today; however, at the time, even its author did not recognize its brilliance and was dissatisfied with it.

Date of Birth: November 28, 1864
Date of Death: November 30, 1911


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"Your difficulty is not contained, primarily, in the situation which gave rise to it, but in the mental state with which you regard that situation and which you bring to bear upon it." James Allen
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Adversity   

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"Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound" James Allen
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"Many times they would lynch someone by a railroad track so that passing trains would see and pass the word on and also as a form of intimidation to people in surrounding black community." James Allen
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"If a man will understand how intimately, yea, how inseparably, self-control and happiness are associated, he has but to look into his own heart, and upon the world around,...Looking upon the lives of men and women, he will perceive how the hasty word, the bitter retort, the act of deception, the blind prejudice and foolish resentment bring wretchedness and even ruin in their train." James Allen
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"He who would be useful, strong, and happy must cease to be a passive receptacle for the negative, beggarly, and impure streams of thought; and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests, so must he learn to command his desires and to say, with authority, what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul." James Allen
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"One of the challenges that we have as we move forward in the early part of the 21st century is to understand how we can help people make the right choices to understand that they have real control of a lot of the health risks in their lives," James Allen
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"We hope people will walk away with the idea that this was a very frequent act of violence, ... We won't be able to deny it any longer." James Allen
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"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen
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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
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"As water, when transmuted into steam, becomes a new, more definite and wide-reaching power, so passion, when transmuted into intellectual and moral force, becomes a new life, a new power for the accomplishment of high and unfailing purposes." James Allen
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Passion   

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"Think of your servants with kindness, consider their happiness and comfort, and never demand of them that extremity of service which you yourself would not care to perform were you in their place." James Allen
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"The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs" James Allen
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Belief   

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

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"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure" James Allen
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Doubt   

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

"No one was required to have this benefit until three years ago." James Allen
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"After you get through the shock, ... what lingers are the images of the perpetrators, and not of the corpses, and that's where the focus needs to be." James Allen
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"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." James Allen
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"You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration" James Allen
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