James Allen





James Allen


Born
in Leicester, England, The United Kingdom
November 28, 1864

Died
January 01, 1912


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Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and their daughter, Nohra — moved to a small cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon, England to pursue a simple life of contemplation. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works. He also edited and published a magazine, "The Light of Reason".

Allen's books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved
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As a Man Thinketh

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As You Think

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The Way of Peace

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The Path of Prosperity

4.11 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 1996 — 32 editions
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Above Life's Turmoil

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From Poverty to Power

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Eight Pillars of Prosperity

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As A Man Thinketh / The Pat...

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The Mastery of Destiny

3.97 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1992 — 42 editions
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“A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”
James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ”
James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state...Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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