MAN: They themselves are makers of themselves

Posted: June 12, 2011 in Thoughts

Hi Friends,

I just read a book name “As A Man Thinketh” in one sitting because there is some magical power within they connect you till the end page. This is truly a masterpiece by James Allen and I am quite sure this will help you to build a foundation of your success. This book tell you how to connect with the power of thoughts, and this is based on HOW instead of WHAT.

Magical Power of Thinking. -

The power of human mind is incredible we only need to know how to utilize that and this book is the answer. This book is combination of powerful quote and passage. Now here I am going to share you my contemplation and snapshot of this book.

This book is a combination of these gems, collect as much you can:-

Thought And Character

The aphorism, "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he," not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and bitter fruitage of his own husbandry.

Thought in the mind hath made us. What we are By thought we wrought and built. If a man’s mind hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes the wheel the ox behind. If one endure in purity of thought joy follows him as his own shadow – sure.

Effect of Thought on Circumstances

A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions. But when he realizes that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

Effect of Thought on Health and the Body

The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.
Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigor and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.

Thought and Purpose

Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority the bark of thought is allowed to "drift" upon the ocean of life. Aimlessness is a vice, and such drifting must not continue for him who would steer clear of catastrophe and destruction. They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to worries, fears, troubles, and self-pityings, all of which are indications of weakness. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. His every thought is allied with power, and all difficulties are bravely met and wisely overcome. His purposes are seasonably planted, and they bloom and bring forth fruit which does not fall prematurely to the ground.

The Thought-Factor in Achievement

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. All achievements, whether in the business, intellectual, or spiritual world, are the result of definitely directed thought, are governed by the same law and are of the same method; the only difference lies in the object of attainment. He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little. He who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

Visions and Ideals

The dreamers are the saviours of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.The vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, this you will become.


Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

Powerful quotes from this book

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

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

“Men do not attract what they want, but what they are.”

“Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.”

“Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.”

“You cannot travel within and stand still without.”

“Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.”

“The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires – and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.”


Although the title of this post and the book is narrated for MAN, but this is recommended for all human being who want to utilize the power of thoughts. I love to hear from you on this post.

– With Peace & Love

  1. sandnwat3r says:

    Love your synopsis of your latest read……….thank you

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