the Author of
As a Man Thinketh, is a literary mystery man. His
inspirational writings have
influenced millions for good. Yet today he remains almost unknown......
None of his nineteen books give a clue to his life other than to mention
his place of residence – Ilfracombe, England. His name cannot be found
in a major reference work. Not even the Library of Congress or the
British Museum has much to say about him.
true success ask yourself
Why not me?
Why not now?
do not attract that which they want, but that which they
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful
purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a
prosperous being; and
health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious
adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his
Man is literally what he thinks.
All that you accomplish or fail to
is the direct result of
Become a master gardener of
your mind and soul.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad
thoughts bear bad fruit.
meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself
up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will
remember only that you are seeking the Truth.
A man has to
learn that he cannot command things, but that
he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of
others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and
things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of
him who is master of himself.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who
must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must
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.
The law of harvest is to reap more than
you sow. Sow an
and you reap a
habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a
character and you reap a destiny.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he
ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and
the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every
No duty is more urgent than that of