As A Man Thinketh Summary

All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts. As a Man Thinketh is a classic in the truest sense: few books have been so widely read, have stood the test of time so well, have had such an impact on generations of readers, and have carried such a simple, profound message: You are what you think.

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

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“By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.”

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“A man’s mind may be linked to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.”

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“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.” “Wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonise with thoughts and actions.”

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“Man has to right himself that the universe is right, and during the process of putting himself right, he will find that as he alters his thoughts towards things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.”

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“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”

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“Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace.”

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“A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it.”

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“Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.”


“He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.”

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“A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.”

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“Not having commenced manfully to control his thoughts, he is not in a position to control affairs and to adopt serious responsibilities.”

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“Achievement of whatever kind, is the crown of effort, the diadem of thought.”

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“There can be no progress, no achievement without sacrifice.” He who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”

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“The strength of the effort is the measure of the result. Chance is not. Gifts, powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort.”

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“Strength can only be developed by effort and practice. . .Adding effort to effort, patience to patience, and strength to strength , will never cease to develop, and will at last grow divinely strong.”

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“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. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.”

Dreams are the seedlings


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Brian Migue

From atheist to believer. I was constantly searching for my true purpose in Life, but now I discovered that my true purpose in Life is to search for the true purpose of Life itself.

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