James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
The forty-five ethical articles of which this book consists, though of unequal merit, are strong, pure, and thought-compelling. A lofty optimism characterizes the work, and the author has reached that blessed state of consciousness wherein he sees the beneficent hand of the Divine Law in all occurrences. His style is epigrammatic and Emersonian, and every page bristles with vigorous thought, highly condensed, and elegantly expressed. The following are a few thoughts taken casually from the pages:—"Knowledge leaves no place for hope or fear"; "Truth can work us no harm, and the soul is not easily deceived"; "Life should be as simple and easy to us all as it is to the bee or flower"; "Small annoyances are the seeds of disease"; "Circumstances have their rise within us—always."
This book is intended to help the reader to find the Lost Trail of the Spiritual Life in Himself.
This book was advertised in Allen's journal, The Light of Reason.