19 Mar 2018

#345 Book Review : As a man thinketh

As a man thinketh
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Author: James Allen

Genre: Non-fiction

Format: E-book

File Size: 397KB

Star: 4.7/5 (Self)

Review: The book has been divided into seven chapters namely
1. Thought and character
2. Effect of thought on circumstances
3. Effect of thought in health and body
4. Thought and purpose
5. The thought factor in achievement
6. Visions and ideals
7. Serenity

Sharing some of the favourite lines from this book:
  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.
Man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.
Outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.
  In the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.
  Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction. It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being
A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
  Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The strong, calm man is always loved and revered.
·        Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power.

My experience:

It’s a small book consisting of 21 pages. Even though it’s concise as compared to other books in the field of non-fiction/self-improvement, it’s something to be treasured for life. It has to be read again and again to absorb the essence hidden in it which should be applied in life to enrich its quality. This book seems to have all answers to the questions that keep troubling me. I feel grateful to have found this book and will certainly look forward to refer it when in doubt.

©Swati Sarangi


  1. looks like a simple yet effective book. Sometimes these e books are what gives the best impact isnt it

    1. Yes, they do.. Words and thoughts are powerful entities. Thanks for dropping by. :) Have a nice day.

  2. May be, I'm not sure. I downloaded it from Google as PDF.