As A Man Thinketh

Mind is the Master power that moulds 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

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

A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favour or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harbouring of grovelling thoughts

man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny

the outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself

The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought

Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself

His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions.

man is the causer (though nearly always is unconsciously) of his circumstances,

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. The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify, to burn out all that is useless and impure.

THE body is the servant of the mind

to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all–such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace

Aimlessness is a vice, and such drifting must not continue for him who would steer clear of catastrophe and destruction

Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything, and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.

Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power

CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.

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