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As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power | [James Allen]

As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power

James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life.
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James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life. From Poverty to Power, Allen's first book, relies on a similar philosophy but addresses themes of adversity and suffering more directly and offers his simple wisdom as a means of overcoming difficulty. Allen's writings are powerful and relevant today as they were over a century ago, and this collection brings their solace and inspiration to modern listeners.

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    David Hervey Bay, Australia 04-24-12
    David Hervey Bay, Australia 04-24-12

    Be the master of your fate; the captain of your soul.

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    "Old school wording though relevant concepts"

    Obviously a brilliant and enlightened mind, especially for the time it was written. A bit heavy going at times with the old school wording and terminology, though the message is relevant today as much as ever.
    Note: This is two books recorded back to back. I prefered the first (As a Man Thinketh).

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    Starry Eyes. New York, NY, United States 12-04-11
    Starry Eyes. New York, NY, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2013

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    If you could sum up As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power in three words, what would they be?

    The narrator seemed to be racing to finish reading this great book. Unlistenable.


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    Ben 06-12-15
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    "Great read"

    I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. Principles learned are mandatory for a happy peaceful and successful life. Apply them everywhere. Great quotes too.

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    M 06-07-15
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    What the world needs to hear, absorb, act, and live on! If we all became centered in ourselves, take responsibility for our feelings/outcomes and act truly unselfishly .. What a difference we all could make.

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    Jay 05-25-15
    Jay 05-25-15 Listener Since 2007

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    "Must read for all Men"

    I have read this book about 6 times in the last six years and I plan on reading it at least once a year forever.

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    Mandy 03-14-15
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    I enjoyed listening. This helped me achieve new heights. it took several times to finish. The end is better than the beginning. The beginning wasn't bad in the first place.

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    "Excellent listen"

    Gives the insight to the deep issues we all have. Focus on self awareness. If you can handle the truth then get this book. Every time I listen to it I feel in touch with myself and the real world
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    Lauren 01-23-15
    Lauren 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    This is a great book. I wish that more people would read it. It should be a top 5 book for those who are in search of inner peace.

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    Oqab 01-16-15
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    "Great book!"

    I heard about it in a lot of self development seminars, and it was one of the recommendations of Tony Robbins.
    This book is definitely helping me shape my mind and the way i think throughout my life.

    Thank you so much.

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    Udochi Okeke Folsom, CA 01-05-15
    Udochi Okeke Folsom, CA 01-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I learned a lot"

    Something about a British accent makes you feel like you're learning sage wisdom. I recommend to those seeking the truth behind the driving force to living a life of discipline in any exercise.

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