As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance.
A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
The people who live in fear of disease are the people who get it.
Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.
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.
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.
ALL that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
The universe does not favour the greedy, the dishonest, the vicious, although on the mere surface it may sometimes appear to do so; it helps the honest, the magnanimous, the virtuous.
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.