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Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success

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Duty. Economy. Honesty. Liberality. Self-control. These are the building blocks of a prosperous, joyful life, according to James Allen, one of the most popular writers in the fields of inspiration at the turn of the 20th century, and here, in this wise little book, he shares the simple, practical methods to put them into action. Allen's gentle guidance and sensible advice ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published April 5th 2007 by Cosimo Classics (first published January 1977)
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Feb 26, 2015 Caleb rated it it was amazing
I’ve never been into self-help books, and honestly have looked at them as being kind of goofy. But I’ve been greatly helped by the work of James Allen. This book is short and can be read in probably under an hour. And like the other stuff I’ve read by him, it’s packed with common sense and good advice.

Here are a couple good quotes worth sharing:

“To violate order is to produce confusion and discord, and unhappiness is but another name for discord.”

“The fool says, ‘I have an opinion,’ The wise ma
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Aug 27, 2016 Akshay Parakkote rated it liked it
The thing I loved most about the book is the five principle of success everything else in the book is informative but still not that much page turning
Jan 02, 2015 Vs rated it really liked it
Audiobook. Even though the methodology is basic, it is necessary and it is good motivation. Allen showcases good persistence and morals in showing one to achieve their goals.
Mar 14, 2016 Hope rated it really liked it
very simple and practical methods, it was an audio-book only 45 minutes but it was a good use of 45 minutes in traffic jam
I'll hear it again soon, not boring and very simple
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Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and thei
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