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Ideals (Poem)

There are worlds around thee lyingWhich thou canst not see:There are forces round thee flyingUnperceived by thee. Ope thine eyes, and cease denial—Much is there concealed!Give thy faith a fairer trial;More shall be revealed. It is from the inborn dictates of conscience and the inspired principle of duty that the…
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Ideals

"Ah, he is an idealist." The words are usually spoken with an accent of contempt, sometimes the infliction of the speaker's voice is merely compassionate. And yet we may indeed, even the most practical, the most materialistic of us, thank God for the presence of the idealist among us now…
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Ambition and Ideals

The veil of convention which covers so many of the vices and virtues of human society in time of peace, is torn away by the hideous reality of war, and men are revealed as they are. The ordinary culture and restraint which are considered so necessary in the well ordered…
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Ideals

Now believe me, God hides some ideal in every human soul.—Robert Collyer Look up, weary traveler, and see your ideals ever shining in front of you, beckoning you onwards and upwards. Are they lost for a time? Is the way so dark that the beautiful vision is hidden? Nay, be…
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Visions and Ideals

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers. Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and…
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As a Man Thinketh

You can listen to James Allen's book As a Man Thinketh using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%}…
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Ideals and Opportunities

Our Ideal should be a mark of the loftiness of the soul that created it; it should be above us, but not beyond us, and should bring us in touch with the life of today keen and alive to the opportunities of the ever-present now, yet at the same time…
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In Progressing, Our Mind Modifies Its Ideas

Translated from the French of Lamennais Truth grows, broadens ceaselessly, for in itself it is infinite. Like a divine stream, it flows from its eternal principle, waters and fertilizes the furthest depths of the universe, quenching the searching minds that are carried on its divine waves and, in its invariable…
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Ascension of Ideas

Did you ever concentrate your attention for even a moment upon the thought—"I, in my real being, am the expression of God?" If you do this you may feel a force arise from some hidden center within and move gently through you till it becomes a physical sensation—a glow which…
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Realization of Ideals Through Right-Thinking

Our subject contains three elementary ideas— Ideals, Right-Thinking, and Realization. Let us consider Ideals first. What is an ideal? The word Idea, from which the adjective and the noun Ideal are formed, is derived from the Greek to see. An ideal is primarily, then, something that is seen. We may…
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