Excerpt and remaining illustrations from Vitality Supreme, by Bernarr Macfadden, 1915.
Why not throb with superior vitality! Why not possess the physical energy of a young lion? For then you will compel success. You will stand like a wall if need be, or rush with the force of a charging bison towards the desired achievements. This book sends forth a message of paramount importance to those who needed added efficiency. Adherence to the principles laid down herein will add to the characteristics that insure splendid achievements. They will increase the power of your body and mind and soul. They will help each human entity to become a live personality. They will enable you to live fully, joyously. They will help you to feel, enjoy, suffer, every moment of each day. It is only when you are thus thrilled with the eternal force of life that you reach the highest pinnacle of attainable capacities and powers. Hidden forces, sometimes marvellous and mysterious, lie within nearly every human soul. Develop, expand and bring out those latent powers. Make your body splendid, your mind supreme; for then you become your real self, you possess all your attainable powers.