As a Man Thinketh By James Allen Book Summary

As a Man Thinketh is a self improvement book written by James Allen. In this book, author tells about the power of thought and the effect of thought

 As a Man Thinketh is a self-improvement book written by James Allen. In this book, author talks about the power of thought and the effect of thought in life. He explores that a person's thoughts can shape their character and ultimately their destiny.

The central theme of this book is the power of thoughts and their influence on one's life. Allen mentions that our thoughts are the seeds of our actions, and by cultivating positive and empowering thoughts, we create more successful and positive life.

AS A MAN THINKETH - James Allen Book Summary

As a Man Thinketh By James Allen Book Summary
As a Man Thinketh By James Allen Book Summary


People are literally what do they think, the complete sum of all their thoughts make their character. As a tree grows from a seed, likewise every act of a man grows from the hidden seeds is thought.

If negative and evil thoughts come in our mind, pain would come in our life. 

If we endure in purify of thought, joy and happiness follow us as our shadow. 

A beautiful and noble character is the natural result is continued effort in right thinking, it is not a chance.

You are the Master of Your Fate

A man is made or unmade by himself, a man can get the beautiful perfection by the right choice and true application of thought and by the abuse and wrong application, a man would get rid below level of the beast. 

A man can hold every situation who is the controller of his thoughts.

Seek and You Shall Find

If we peek deep our soul, we will find gold, which is understanding, wisdom and power. 

Only by patience and practice a man can open the window of the world is KNOWLEDGE.


People are like garden of their thought, of they protect their mind from weeds (negative and input thoughts), they will definitely get useful, right and pure flowers and fruits. By pursuing this process, people discover that they are the master - gardener of their soul, the director of their life.

Circumstances Grow out of Thoughts.

People believe that they are the creature is outside conditions, but when they realize that they are creative power and they may command their hidden still and seeds, they become the matter of themself.

Good seeds give good fruits, and bad seeds give bad fruits. Similarly good focus gives good results and bad give bad results.

Justice is Exact

People do not come to do crime by their circumstances or their fate, but their low thoughts and base desires them criminal.

Circumstances do not make the person; it reveals them to themself.

You are What You Think

Good thoughts and good actions can never produce bad results, bad thoughts and bad actions can never produce good results.

'Suffering' is always the effect of wrong thoughts in some way.

A perfectly pure and enlightened being could not suffer by bad thoughts.

Discover the Hidden Power Within

A being only begins to be a great being, when he starts to dive in his inner self. By this process, he can find ultimate hidden powers and possibilities within himself.

The Aftermath of Corrupt Thoughts

A person thinks that thought can be kept secret, but it can't. Thought crystallizes itself into habit and habitat makes our personality.

Impure thoughts make confusing habits, which give a distracting circumstance.

Thoughts of doubt, indecision and fear make weak, unmanly and bad habits, which converts itself into circumstances of failure, indigence and make people dependent.

Lazy thoughts make habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which give circumstances of foulness and beggary.

The Aftermath of Beautiful Thoughts

Beautiful thoughts of all kinds make habits of grace and kindness, which give genial and sunny circumstances.

Pure thoughts make habits of self-control and temperance, which give circumstances of peace and repose.

Thoughts of courage, self-reliance and decision make wellbeing habits, which give circumstances of success, plenty and freedom.

Gentle and forgiving thoughts make habits of gentleness and feeling grateful.

Thoughts Shape Your Circumstances

People cannot directly choose their circumstances, but they can choose their thoughts and so indirectly, they shape their circumstances. 

Nature helps everyone to the gratification of the thoughts, which they most encourage will bring to the surface both the good and evil thoughts.


The body is a delicate instrument, which responds to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad.

Clean thoughts make clean habits. The Saint who does not wash his body is not a saint.

If you guard your mind, your body would be protected. If you want to renew your body, beautify your mind.

A beautiful face does not come by chance, it is made by good thoughts. As you can't have a sweet and wholesome home unless you admit sunshine and the air freely into your own rooms, so a strong body and a bright or happy face can only get from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and wellbeing.

There is no medicine like cheerful thought for protecting body from ills asks diseases.

Find the good in all such unselfish habits helps you find heaven in the world.


A person who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.

They who no central purpose of their life falls easily in worries, fears, troubles and self-doubt.

Strength Grows with Purpose

The weakest soul will be so strong by believing this truth that strength can be developed by effort and practice and by adding effort and keeping patience.

As the physically weak people can make themself by careful and patient training.

To put away weakness and aimless, and beginning to think with purpose, is a way to become those strong ones who recognize failure as one of the pathways to success.

Doubt and fear area the big enemies of knowledge who encourage them, they would find thwart at every step.


All achievements, whether in the business, intellectual or spiritual world are the result of thought.

People's weakness and strength, purity and impurity are their own and not another person's. Their conditions are also their own. Their happiness and surveying are evolved from within. Add they think, so they are; as they continue to think, so they remain.

We cannot help a man, who don't want to be helped. 

People can rise, conquer and achieve by lifting up their thoughts, and they can remain weak, object and miserable by refusing to lift up their thoughts.

There is no Progress Without Sacrifice

There can be no progress, no achievement without sacrifice of confused animal thoughts. 

The universe does not favor the greedy, dishonesty and vicious, it helps the honest, the magnanimous and the virtuous.


Dream lofty dreams and as you dream, so you will become. 

The dreamers save the world, their beautiful visions nourish mistakes and sufferings. Buddha's vision of a spiritual world helped to enter into stainless beauty and perfect peace.

Whatever your present environment is, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision and your ideal.

If you don't dominance your controlling desires, you will become as small as your controlling desire and if you control, you will become as great as dominant aspiration.

All human achievements are results of efforts; these are not done by chance.

Chapter 07: SERENITY

The calmer a person becomes, his success, his influence, good power for good becomes greater. A strong man be always loved and revered. 

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful gems of wisdom. Calmness is the result of King and patient in self-control.

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