Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

As a Man Thinketh (1902)

by James Allen

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,317195,908 (3.93)10



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 10 mentions

English (18)  Estonian (1)  All languages (19)
Showing 1-5 of 18 (next | show all)
Por un lado si que creo que en general ocurre lo que piensas que va a ocurrir, para bien o para mal. Y que por tanto tener pensamientos correctos o positivos es bueno. En ese aspecto el libro lleva un buen mensaje.
Pero una cosa es esta tendencia y otra la absoluta certeza del autor, que llega a decir que si estas enfermo es que algun mal pensamiento estarias teniendo.
Esa certeza irracional y el hecho de repetirse hasta la saciedad es lo que le gana la baja puntuacion. ( )
  trusmis | Apr 30, 2016 |
Excerpt from my blog, republished with permission:

My quote in this post comes from a book I recently read as part of a motivational series, but I was not impressed by the work as a whole; if you've read the Bible book of Proverbs, from which the title of this book comes (Pro. 23:7), you can skip James Allen’s book. It repeats the same mantra until it becomes meaningless.

However, I did enjoy this idea from its pages:

Quote of the Day:

"To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully."—James Allen, As a Man Thinketh. ( )
  ClimbingDan | Mar 29, 2015 |
This book is definitely in my top 5 favorites. Amazing spirit of a man who lost everything yet had one of the most beautiful minds of all time. You cannot help but be captivated by the author's thought process. Each child should read this book! ( )
  Mark_Oszoli | Nov 8, 2014 |
As a Man Thinketh has a lot of insight and direction on right thinking. The author seems to take "personal responsibility" to the extreme in that he ignores the effects that others and circumstances of chance can have on a person. ( )
  jamesfallen | Feb 7, 2014 |
My hardcover copy is so old it doesn't have a date. I love this book. Very insightful and thought-provoking. ( )
  essyconstantine | Sep 1, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 18 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (17 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
James Allenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCoy, JasonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mcpharlin, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meyer, Paul J.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steiner, CharleyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
The aphorism, "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he," not only embraces the whole of a man's being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Self Help Book on the power of thoughts. Most importantly the abilities each of us have by channeling our thoughts.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"Probably one of the first of these motivational writers, the one who, indeed, opened the door to what is now called the human potential movement, the man whose writings were the wellspring from which this philosophy was generated, was James Allen" -- p. vii… (more)

» see all 7 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.93)
1 4
1.5 2
2 14
2.5 3
3 37
3.5 3
4 46
4.5 8
5 70


22 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,892,087 books! | Top bar: Always visible