As a Man Thinketh (version 2)

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(4.7 stars; 840 reviews)

As a Man Thinketh is a literary essay of James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs chapter 23 verse 7, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” The main concepts of this book as as follows:

* Men do not attract what they want, but what they are.
* A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
* Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
* The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.
* Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.
* Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
* Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
* Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.
* You cannot travel within and stand still without.
* As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts, can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.
(Introduction by Wikipedia) (1 hr 0 min)


Foreword, Thought and Character 7:00 Read by Audio Andrea
Effect of Thought on Circumstances 22:00 Read by Audio Andrea
Effect of Thought on Health and the Body 5:07 Read by Audio Andrea
Thought and Purpose 5:28 Read by Audio Andrea
The Thought-Factor in Achievement 7:21 Read by Audio Andrea
Visions and Ideals 9:01 Read by Audio Andrea
Serenity 4:34 Read by Audio Andrea


Simple but not shallow

(5 stars)

James Allen transitions from self-help to philosophy (and back again) the way Seneca would. This is an excellent, straight to the point read (listen), with a simple, almost cliché message, that, nonetheless, reveals several truths about how we behave and the ingrained quality of ourselves in our circumstances. Still, if taken too broadly ou esoterically, his insights can be misinterpreted as some sort of new-age/coaching/marketing silliness. Great recording and narrator.

As a Man Thinketh

(5 stars)

I definitely applause this book and would advise this reading to anyone who is willing to strengthen their own mind, body and soul.

One of the best hours ever

(5 stars)

The time I've spent listening to James Allen as a man think has been one of the best investments I've ever made in my life. Andrea Fiore is a phenomenal with. The content of this book is essential 4 the development of the human spirit. I have recommended it to everyone who will listen to me. if you cannot read anything else at least listen to chapter 4. keep going

It's a great book that has changed my life for good

(5 stars)

This was definitely one of the most interesting and usefull book I've ever read. It's helping me to grow up and get and a calm and charming thinking. Everything is getting just better.

Thank you

(5 stars)

I appreciate you taking your time to contribute all of these James Allen recordings. Applying these principles is life altering and being able to listen to the wisdom herein as I go about my work is tremendous. Your voice is very soothing and pleasant, a very good match for the literature. Thank you. I highly recommend all of the James Allen books and the voice talent.

An Inspiring View

(4.5 stars)

The book represents many of the timeless values that every man should live by. In this modern day and age these things are often shunned in favor of more materialistic desires. The reader had a calm and steady voice, albeit somewhat monotonous. Despite that, it was still pleasant to listen to.

Game changer

(5 stars)

This little book helped me realise that I fed all the anger and darkness within by what I watched, listened to and thought about. Afterwards I changed these influences and am a different person. Thank you Andrea for the reading.

Fantastic book to read again and again

(5 stars)

There is too much wisdom to comprehend in 1 read You must read this a few times in order to understand a small portion of it