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  • A man cannot directly chose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
    (James Allen)

  • To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.
    (James Allen)

  • On one hand, given the political climate (in Amherst), I'm not shocked.
    (James Allen)

  • It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
    (James Allen)

  • Mind is the Masterpower that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand illsHe thinks in secret and it comes to pass Environment is but his looking-glass.
    (James Allen)


  • 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)

  • As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.
    (James Allen)

  • No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
    (James Allen)

  • Self is ingenious, crooked, and, governed by subtle and snaky desire, admits of endless turnings and qualifications, and the deluded worshippers of self vainly imagine that they can gratify every worldly desire, and at the same time possess the Truth
    (James Allen)

  • Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
    (James Allen)

  • The knowledge of the causal power of thought is the basis of all their (Hebrew) prophecies, as it is the basis of all real wisdom and power.
    (James Allen)

  • Passion in all its forms is a mental thirst, a fever, a torturing unrest. As a fire consumes a magnificent building, reducing it to a heap of unsightly ashes, so are men consumed by the flames of passions, and their deeds and works fall and perish.
    (James Allen)

  • As we develop a regional economic-development strategy for Erie and Niagara counties, we have identified tourism as one of our growth clusters. The arts and culture industry needs to be viewed as an economic-development sector.
    (James Allen)

  • If at the end of the week's work, and on receiving his wages, he were to ask his employer for a larger sum, pleading that, though he could not justly claim it and did not really deserve it, yet he expected it, he would not only receive the larger sum but would, doubtless, be discharged from his post. Yet in spiritual things men do not think it to be either foolish or selfish to ask for these blessings
    (James Allen)

  • The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
    (James Allen)


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