As a Man Thinketh

This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text as well as exclusive images exclusive to this edition and an easy to use interactive table of contents.

“As a Man Thinketh” is a literary essay by James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7:
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
The full passage, taken from the King James Version, is as follows:
“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

While the passage suggests that one should consider the true motivations of a person who is being uncharacteristically generous before accepting his generosity, the title and content of Allen’s work refer to the reader himself.

Allen’s wisdom is timeless. To say nothing of the discipline to be gained by the concept “All things good or bad start with a thought”. It is an amazing self-help book.

This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text as well as exclusive images exclusive to this edition and an easy to use interactive table of contents.

“As a Man Thinketh” is a literary essay by James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7:
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
The full passage, taken from the King James Version, is as follows:
“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

While the passage suggests that one should consider the true motivations of a person who is being uncharacteristically generous before accepting his generosity, the title and content of Allen’s work refer to the reader himself.

Allen’s wisdom is timeless. To say nothing of the discipline to be gained by the concept “All things good or bad start with a thought”. It is an amazing self-help book.

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3 comments for “As a Man Thinketh

  1. Judith E. Pavluvcik
    October 29, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Changing your thoughts, changing your life This excellent compilation of essays by James Allen truly holds the key to success, amongst other things! I feel so inspired after reading this book, so ready to put into practice what this powerful, little book is teaching. This “classic” has been around since the turn of the century and it seems to be even more relevant in today’s stressful and competitive society. I underlined so many wonderful and inspiring passages that I intend to refer to on a daily basis. As Allen states, “a man is literally what he thinks”, or as the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out! Or put another way, “All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”

  2. ARWoollock "We are limited only by our imagin...
    October 29, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    Don’t buy this particular edition! The one star has NOTHING to do with the content of this wonderful publication, it goes without saying that anyone who has stumbled upon the genius of Allen’s masterpiece knows full well that the truth is what it is, i.e. this book is sublime mastery. No, my one star simply refers to this DeVorss imprint, this veritable ‘mini-book’. Sadly nowhere on the page was it explained that this was a MINI version, a pamphlet indeed. My advice, pay the extra 2~300 yen and get yourself a ‘proper’ copy – one that will stand up in your bookshelf. Thank you.

  3. Katie "book worm"
    October 29, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Great Little Book! This little book, filled with much wisdom, can be summed up in this one sentence:”All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts”.Overall, this book is about taking responsibility for your lot in life – the good and the bad – as it can all be traced to the thoughts you entertain day in and day out. It also shows how our thoughts directly impact our character – we are what we think – How true!!!I would recommend this book to everyone interested in changing some aspect of their life. It is less than 70 pages & can be read in less than an hour, but its effects could last a lifetime.

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