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The Life Triumphant

The Life Triumphant

This book was published in 1908 and is said to be the most powerful and strength-inspiring of all Allen's works. It provides steps to rise out of weak conditions such as sin and sorrow and enter into victory over your heart and mind. 

This is a book of strength and victory, and is full of encouragement, healthy stimulus, and inspiration for all who are anxious to improve themselves and better their condition. It reveals the strong and well-poised life and triumph over adversity and evil. It begins with the life of strong faith, and, taking the reader step by step, it leads from strength to strength, ending in the life of pure knowledge, and of victory over all adversity and evil.

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Foreword

Every being lives in his own mental world. His joys and sorrows are the creations of his own mind, and are dependent upon the mind for their existence. In the midst of the world, darkened with many sins and sorrows, in which the majority live, there abides another world, lighted up with shining virtues and…
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Faith and Courage

For those who will fight bravely and not yield, there is triumphant victory over all the dark things of life. I state this at the beginning, that the reader may know there is no uncertainty about it. In the course of this book I shall show what are the elements, in character and conduct, which…
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Manliness, Womanliness and Sincerity

Before a man can be truly godly, he must be manly; before a woman can be truly godly, she must be womanly. There can be no true goodness apart from moral strength. Simpering, pretense, artificial behavior, flattering, insincerity and smiling hypocrisies—let these things be forever destroyed and banished from our minds. Evil is inherently weak,…
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Energy and Power

How wonderful is the universal energy! Never-tiring, inexhaustible, and apparently eternal in its operation, it moves in atom and in star, informing the fleeting shapes of tune with its restless, glowing, pulsating power. Man is a portion of this creative energy, and in him it manifests, through a combination of mental faculties, as affection, passion,…
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Self-Control and Happiness

When mental energy allowed to follow the line of least resistance, and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness. When it is gathered, focused, and forced into upward and different directions, it becomes power; and this concentration of energy and acquisition of power is brought about by means of self-control. In speaking of…
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Simplicity and Freedom

You have known what it is to be physically encumbered by some superfluous load. You have experienced the happy relief of dispensing with such a load. Your experience illustrates the difference between a life burdened with a complexity of desires, beliefs, and speculations, and one rendered simple and free by the satisfaction of its natural…
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Right Thinking and Repose

Life is a combination of habits, some baneful, some beneficent, all of which take their rise in the one habit of thinking. The thought makes the man; therefore right-thinking is the most important thing in life. The essential difference between a wise man and a fool is that the wise man controls his thinking; the…
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Calmness and Resource

He who has truth is always self-possessed. Hurry and excitement, anxiety and fear have no place in the purified mind and the true life. Self-conquest results in perpetual calm. Calmness is the radiant light which adds a luster to all the virtues. Like the nimbus round the head of the saint, it surrounds virtue with…
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Insight and Nobility

In the pursuit and practice of virtue, there at last comes a time when a divine insight dawns upon the mind. It searches into the causes and principles of things, which, once attained, establishes its possessor firmly in virtue. It renders him invulnerable to the assaults of temptation, and invincible in his work for the…
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Man the Master

By the mastery of self, a distinct form of consciousness is evolved which some would call divine. It is distinguished from that ordinary human consciousness, which craves personal advantages and gratifications on the one hand, and is involved in remorse and sorrow on the other. This divine consciousness concerns itself with humanity and the universe,…
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Knowledge and Victory

Faith is the beginning of the Triumphant Life, but knowledge is its consummation. Faith reveals the way, but knowledge is the goal. Faith suffers many afflictions; knowledge has transcended affliction. Faith endures; knowledge loves. Faith walks in darkness, but believes; knowledge acts in light, and knows. Faith inspires to effort; knowledge crowns effort with success.…
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