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Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success

Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success

This is one of James Allen's final works. It covers living in happiness and gaining success. It was published in 1913 after his death.

This small and attractive work contains many beautiful and choice thoughts upon the principles and methods of right living to ensure spiritual satisfaction, blessedness, and peace. This work is imbued with the Author's personality, and is carefully edited by Mrs. Lily L. Allen, who says: “This is one of the last Manuscripts written by James Allen. Like all his works, it is eminently practical to live out the teaching of this book faithfully in every detail of life will lead one to more than Happiness and Success." The many admirers of James Allen will be glad to add this work to their library.

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Foreword

Editor's Preface This is one of the last messages written by James Allen. Like all his works it is eminently practical. He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing, or to add another to his many books; but he wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he…
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Right Principles

It is wise to know what comes first, and what to do first. To begin anything in the middle or at the end is to make a muddle of it. The athlete who began by breaking the tape would not receive the prize. He must begin by facing the starter and toeing the mark, and…
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Sound Methods

From the five foregoing Right Principles, when they are truly apprehended and practiced, will issue Sound Methods. Right principles are manifested in harmonious action, and method is to life what law is to the universe. Everywhere in the universe there is the harmonious adjustment of parts, and it is this symmetry and harmony that reveals…
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True Actions

Following on Right Principles and Methods come True Actions. One who is striving to grasp true principles and work with sound methods will soon come to perceive that details of conduct cannot be overlooked—that, indeed, those details are fundamentally distinctive or creative, according to their nature, and are, therefore, of deep significance and comprehensive importance;…
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True Speech

Truth is known by practice only. Without sincerity there can be no knowledge of Truth; and true speech is the beginning of all sincerity. Truth in all its native beauty and original simplicity consists in abandoning and not doing all those things which are untrue, and in embracing and doing all those things which are…
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Equal-Mindedness

To be equally-minded is to be peacefully-minded, for a man cannot be said to have arrived at peace who allows his mind to be disturbed and thrown off the balance by occurrences. The man of wisdom is dispassionate, and meets all things with the calmness of a mind in repose and free from prejudice. He…
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Good Results

A considerable portion of the happenings of life comes to us without any direct choosing on our part, and such happenings are generally regarded as having no relation to our will or character, but as appearing fortuitously; as occurring without a cause. Thus one is spoken of as being "lucky," and another "unlucky," the inference…
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