"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. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts."
"Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and bought to light in his age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this -- that man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny."
"Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being, if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul; and that he is the maker of his character, the molder of his life, and the builder of his destiny, he may unerringly prove..."
"'He that seekth findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened'"; for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can a man enter the Door to the Temple of Knowledge."
As a Man Thinketh - James Allen