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Thinking as a Fine Art

Art is the systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. In a broad sense, it is nature humanized, or re-expressed through the power of the human mind. Man studies the laws of nature, and becomes familiar with her forces, and then intelligently combines, re-arranges and re-presents…
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Morning Thoughts

No telescope can reveal the heavens to man's reason like a humble wondering spirit and a loving heart. The distinction between pleasure and happiness is, that the former is the running decoy pursued but never secured by vanity, and the latter is the ever-present attendant on duty. Nineteen out of…
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Advantages of Thinking

To have learned to think, whether learned in schools or out of them, is to have attained the most valuable of all acquirements. Any system of instruction which does not teach a man to think falls short of the best results. A man who has learned to think continually separates…
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Right Thinking

We should think just as though our thoughts were visible to all about us. Real character is not outward conduct, but quality of thinking... High, healthful, pure thinking, can be encouraged and strengthened. Its current can be turned upon grand ideals until it forms a habit and wears a channel.…
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Thoughts on Spiritual Healing

It is somewhat difficult to convince persons that look upon all suggestion as hypnotic that there is any difference between the suggestion given by a spiritual scientist and that given by a hypnotist. I shall try to show, however, in this paper, that the difference is a radical one. A…
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Some Thoughts Concerning the Masters

By what unfailing characteristics shall we be able to distinguish a real master of forces, a spiritually developed man, who has such perfect knowledge of his own spirit and its powers, that he can choose his own conditions and by the influence of his thoughts and actions can change the…
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Thoughts

If we could know the mighty power of thought,Its fertile growth and all-creative laws,And potency for evil or for good,The theme would give us pause. For every thought begotten in the heart,Grows as a child on that from which it feeds,Till it matures, and surely passes outInto the world of…
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Thought

There is no power in the universe of such tremendous import to a man as that of rightly directed thought. The whole progress of humanity demonstrates this truth. Looking back over the past and contemplating the rude beginnings, one is struck with astonishment at the manner in which the achievements…
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Wrong Thinking

Wrong thinking, whatever its nature, leaves indelible scars on mind and body alike. It affects character and material prospects equally. Every time you grumble or find fault; every time you lose your temper; every time you do a mean, contemptible thing, you suffer a loss which cannot be repaired. You…
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Active Service Thoughts

  IV"The Forgotten Sentry" The trenches of the line on Christmas Eve—A sentry watching at a lonely postThrough cold dark night, in trench waist-high in mud,Is thinking of past years—of joy now lost.He paces slowly on his lonely way,Engrossed in Christmas reverie—The children’s festival—once joyous daySo full of blithesome memoryOf…
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Quiet Thoughts

Let your souls ever be open to the Pure, the True, the Beautiful. There is not a leaf in Nature, or a rock on the mountain that has not its lesson to teach, its story to tell. It is the daily rush, the daily cares, that hamper the soul. Fight…
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Pillow Thoughts—Or, Mental Sleeping Draughts

Prescription—To be taken nightly. Today I have got out of all trouble; or rather, I have cast out all trouble, for it was not outside but within, and in my opinions. —Marcus Aurelius It is well to acquaint ourselves with the laws of storms in the domain of the spirit,…
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Thought's Freedom (Poem)

Though fettered to the earth enthralled by war,Enduring all the pain of hellish strife,My thoughts soar upwards into realms afar,And bring me into touch with sweeter life. Forgotten are the anguished ills of earth—The wasteful processes involved in time,The issues which affect my human birth,So marred by hateful avarice and…
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Great Thoughts

God’s gift was that man should conceive of truthAnd yearn to gain it, catching at mistakeAs midway help till he reach fact indeed. —Robert Browning The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future; and that his thoughts…
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Train Yourself to Think

Someone has said: "The reason why most men do not accomplish more is because they do not attempt more." Everything in the Universe is governed by law; a man's life may be orderly and successful, or it may be varying and end in at wreck. Failure and success are the…
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