Eight Pillars of Prosperity

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction. This cannot be true apart from the practice of the moral virtues in the individuals that comprise a nation. Better laws and social conditions will always follow a higher realization of morality among the individuals of a community, but no legal enactment can give prosperity to, nay it cannot prevent the ruin of, a man or a nation that has become lax and decadent in the pursuit and practice of virtue.

The moral virtues are the foundation and support of prosperity as they are the soul of greatness. They endure for ever, and all the works of man which endure are built upon them. Without them there is neither strength, stability, nor substantial reality, but only ephemeral dreams. To find moral principles is to have found prosperity, greatness, truth, and is therefore to be strong, valiant, joyful and free. - Summary by James Allen

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Audio Andrea
Play 01 Chapter 1: Eight Pillars Audio Andrea
Play 02 Chapter 2: First Pillar – Energy Audio Andrea
Play 03 Chapter 3: Second Pillar – Economy Audio Andrea
Play 04 Chapter 4: Third Pillar – Integrity Audio Andrea
Play 05 Chapter 5: Fourth Pillar – System Audio Andrea
Play 06 Chapter 6: Fifth Pillar – Sympathy Audio Andrea
Play 07 Chapter 7: Sixth Pillar – Sincerity Audio Andrea
Play 08 Chapter 8: Seventh Pillar – Impartiality Audio Andrea
Play 09 Chapter 9: Eighth Pillar – Self-reliance Audio Andrea
Play 10 Chapter 10: The Temple of Prosperity Audio Andrea