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As a Man Thinketh

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‘As a Man Thinketh’ is a self-help book by James Allen (24th November 1864 – 24th January 1912). When Allen was just 15 years, there happened a tragedy, his businessman father was robbed and murdered. Due to this, his family suffered huge financial crises. That compelled Allen to do some job so that he could support his family. Allen was highly inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy. After that, along with his wife and daughter, he shifted to Devon, England. There he led a simple life and he wrote for 9 years, resulted in 19 works. It was published in 1903. He was a British philosophical writer and poet, known for his inspirational and self-help books. He was one of the most popular writers on spirituality. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ is an essay and self-help classic book. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ is an essay and self-help classic book. It narrates how one could make life better by harnessing his thoughts which further cultivates the philosophy and best attitude of a successful person. The author has kept this book very lucid, simple and easy to understand language. The main focus is on giving power to your thoughts and thus making your life powerful. The book narrates how actions matter a lot? How thoughts help you act faster? So, man is the master of thought, the moulder of character and the maker of destiny. Mind is our master of inner and outer world. Our thoughts are the fountain of our life. Good thought always bring good in your life. Bad thoughts and actions never produce good & positive results. The author has nicely narrated how our mind is like a garden; as good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts always a bad fruit. The aphorism– ‘As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’ is well suited to human’s life. Also man holds the key to every situation. Let this book show you how the way you think affects your daily life. You’ll learn how to be happier, wealthier, and lead a peaceful and stress free life. Also, the book will surely help you to do self-analysis of your life. A must read book for everyone.



About the Author

James Allen was born in Leicester, Central England, November 28, 1864. The family business failed within a few years, and in 1879 his father left for America in an effort to recoup his losses. The elder Allen had hoped to settle in the United States, but was robbed and murdered before he could send for his family.
James Allen 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.
Who was this man who believed in the power of thought to bring fame, fortune and happiness? Or did he, as Henry David Thoreau says, hear a different drummer?…… James Allen never gained fame or fortune. That much is true. His was a quiet, unrewarded genius. He seldom made enough money from his writings to cover expenses.
As A Man Thinketh was Allen’s second book. Despite its subsequent popularity he was dissatisfied with it. Even though it was his most concise and eloquent work, the book that best embodied his thought, he somehow failed to recognize its value. His wife Lily had to persuade him to publish it.
The financial crisis that resulted forced James to leave school at fifteen. He eventually became a private secretary, a position that would be called administrative assistant today. He worked in this capacity for several British manufacturers until 1902, when he decided to devote all his time to writing.
Unfortunately, Allen’s literary career was short, lasting only nine years, until his death in 1912. During that period he wrote nineteen books, a rich outpouring of ideas that have lived on to inspire later generations.
Soon after finishing his first book, From Poverty To Power, Allen moved to Ilfracombe, on England’s southwest coast. The little resort town with its seafront Victorian hotels and its rolling hills and winding lanes offered him the quiet atmosphere he needed to pursue his philosophical studies.
James Allen strove to live the ideal life described by Russia¹s great novelist and mystic Count Leo Tolstoy – the life of voluntary poverty, manual labor and ascetic self-discipline. Like Tolstoy, Allen sought to improve himself, be happy, and master all of the virtues. His search for felicity for man on earth was typically Tolstoyan.
The works of James Allen are eminently practical. He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing, or to add another to the existing books. According to his wife, Allen wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he had lived it in his own life, and knew that it was good. Thus he wrote facts, which he had proven by practice

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Diamond Books; First edition (24 June 2021); Diamond Books X-30, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-2, New Delhi – 110020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 56 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9354860478
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9354860478
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 163 g


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