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As a man thinketh
Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:-He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.
This little volume (the result of meditation and experience is not
intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject
of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its
object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and
perception of the truth that-"They themselves are makers of themselves"
by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that
mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character
and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have
hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in
enlightenment and happiness. James Allen
As a man thinketh
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 he complete sum of all his
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. This applies equally to those
acts called "spontaneous" and "unpremeditated" as to those which
are deliberately executed.
Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruit; thus