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Summary

In 1902, self-taught British philosopher and author James Allen published this inspirational essay based on the Bible verse "As a Man thinketh in his heart, so is he." This slender volume (only 68 pages) has been a popular classic ever since.

Allen preached the importance of people taking responsibility for themselves and their actions as well as using determination to improve the mind. The most frequently quoted lines from the book include: "Men do not attract what they want, but what they are" and "A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts."

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Eye opener

Got scared at the amount of times, it resembles life choices I did and the outcomes of all of them and how my choices have affected my circumstances in general...

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Absolutely fantastic 👏 Love it. was worth readin

Love it. was worth reading. Will recommend to any one. Our thoughts are every thing

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  • Arlie Branham
  • 25-06-21

Terrible narrator

The book might be good but I can't get past the speed reading narrator. Maybe I will just read it.

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  • DR
  • 26-05-21

Wonderful. Pulls you in to your best self.

so great! easy to listen to and re-listen to. I listened to this book 3 times in 2 days because it is that good! I also want it to become second nature in my thoughts and intentions and conversations. I am a life coach and need to be able to help others recognize the truth behind all that this book teaches and teach the thought work to my clients.

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  • Kico M
  • 25-01-21

A good booklet

A very good and straightforward booklet. Words that did not age in more than a hundred years. It is interesting how a “ordinary man” came first with so many ideas and principles that, later, were defended by psychologists and philosophers.

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  • CurlyRoots
  • 13-01-21

Just so so

Liked the point of the book but not the narration; no emphasis anywhere, just read. Will definitely buy the book though so I can ponder, highlight and underline.

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  • Inglewood Chic
  • 01-12-20

Enlightening

This is very informative and deep thought provoking. It makes you want to examine your thoughts, virtues, values and character.

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  • Lee
  • 25-10-20

This is the Foundation of All Levels of Success and Growth.

I love this book. It is very compact, each page each paragraph and sentence there are no wasted words. You can write a book out of from each page even many of the paragraphs books can be built on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-20

Positive thoughts

1. Ones true character cant stay hidden because your thoughts subconsciousiously leaks through your actions to reveal your true identity to people.

2. Deep thinkers are smart people not by accident but by mastery of the act of positive thinking at all times.

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  • buyer7a
  • 11-10-20

Poor narration

this audible often has slight jumps and skips as the narrator is reading. it's frustrating as I want to hear ALL that is to be spoken and it chops off the beginning of certain sentences

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  • Amazoner
  • 26-08-20

Short worthwhile book with a horrible narrator

One of the good books though short with deep knowledge and understading of thoughts that influence the outcome of our life. This a book to read and ponder upon, to digest in the understanding. Something worth reading or re-reading every once in a while. Wish there was a better narrator for this book though. Trevor O'Hare seems to be in some sort of a terrible haste to finish the book that playing this book even at 0.85x of actual speed is still too fast. There are no actual pauses at commas or full stops, Trevor seemed to have read the whole book as one para, well, almost. Wish Audible could change to another narrator for this book so there is some peace and sense of happiness and satisfaction of listening to the beautiful message by James Allen.

Update: Thanks to audible, was able to return this version of book and brought a different version read by a different narrator.

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  • christi pantages
  • 17-06-20

Good but hard to follow

For me this book was a bit of a hard read. When I googled I learned it was written in 1903 so maybe that’s why it was a little hard to follow. Definitely going to have to listen over and over and hope to find it as profound as it claims to be. Will purchase the paper version as well to help me better understand.