Content: YOU CAN, by George Matthew Adams AS A MAN THINKETH, by James Allen EIGHT PILLARS OF PROSPERITY, by James Allen FROM POVERTY TO POWER, by James Allen FOUNDATION STONES TO HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS, by James Allen THE SECRET OF SUCCESS, by William Walker Atkinson THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION, by William Walker Atkinson MEDITATIONS, by Marcus Aurelius HOW TO MAKE MONEY, by B.F. Austin THE ART OF MONEY GETTING, by P.T. Barnum YOUR INVISIBLE POWER, by Genevieve Behrend THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON, by George S. Clason THE SECRET OF THE AGES, by Robert Collier ACRES OF DIAMONDS, by Russell H. Conwell THE KEY TO SUCCESS, by Russell H. Conwell PRAYING FOR MONEY, by Russsell H. Conwell WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR WILL POWER, by Russell H. Conwell SELF MASTERY THROUGH CONSCIOUS AUTOSUGGESTION, by Emile Coue PROSPERITY, by Charles Fillmore THE MENTAL EQUIVALENT, by Emmet Fox AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by Benjamin Franklin THE WAY TO WEALTH, by Benjamin Franklin THE PROPHET, by Kahlil Gibran THE POWER OF AWARENESS, by Neville Goddard THE MASTER KEY SYSTEMS, by Charles F. Haanel MAKING YOUR SELF THE MASTER, by Harvey Hardman THINK AND GROW RICH, by Napoleon Hill THE LAW OF SUCCESS, by Napoleon Hill A MESSAGE TO GARCIA, by Elbert Hubbard DOLLARS AND SENSE, by William Crosbie Hunter WHY SOME SUCCEED WHILE OTHERS FAIL, by H.A. Lewis THE PRINCE, Niccolo Machiavelli HOW TO SUCCEED, by Orison Swett Marden AMBITION AND SUCCESS, by Orison Swett Marden ARCHITECTS OF FATE, by Orison Swett Marden THE POWER OF OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND, by Joseph Murphy THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS, by Miyamoto Musashi THE STRANGEST SECRET, by Earl Nightingale HOW TO ATTRACT SUCCESS, by F.W. Sears THE GAME OF LIFE AND HOW TO PLAY IT, by Florence Scovel Shinn HOW TO GROW SUCCESS, by Elizabeth Towne IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE, by Ralph Waldo Trine TAO TE CHING, by Lao Tzu THE ART OF WAR, by Sun Tzu THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH, by Wallace D. Wattles
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James Allen was born in Leicester, England, in 1864. He took his first job at age 15 to support his family, after his father was murdered while looking for work in America. Allen was employed as a factory knitter and a private secretary until the early 1900s, when he became increasingly known for his motivational writing.
His 1903 work As a Man Thinketh earned him worldwide fame as a prophet of inspirational thinking and influenced a who's-who of self-help writers, including Napoleon Hill.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born in AD 121, in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. At first he was called Marcus Annius Verus, but his well-born father died young and he was adopted, first by his grandfather, who had him educated by a number of excellent tutors, and then, when he was sixteen, by Aurelius Antoninus, his uncle by marriage, who had been adopted as Hadrian's heir, and had no surviving sons of his own. Aurelius Antoninus changed Marcus' name to his own and betrothed him to his daughter, Faustina. She bore fourteen children, but none of the sons survived Marcus except the worthless Commodus, who eventually succeeded Marcus as emperor.
On the death of Antoninus in 161, Marcus made Lucius Verus, another adopted son of his uncle, his colleague in government. There were thus two emperors ruling jointly for the first time in Roman history. The Empire then entered a period troubled by natural disasters, famine, plague and floods, and by invasions of barbarians. In 168, one year before the death of Verus left him in sole command, Marcus went to join his legions on the Danube.
Apart from a brief visit to Asia to crush the revolt of Avidius Cassius, whose followers he treated with clemency, Marcus stayed in the Danube region and consoled his somewhat melancholy life there by writing a series of reflections which he called simply To Himself. These are now known as his Meditations, and they reveal a mind of great humanity and natural humility, formed in the Stoic tradition, which has long been admired in the Christian world. He died, of an infectious disease, perhaps, in camp on 17 March AD 180.
Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon, a region that has produced many prophets. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.
Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born near Mount Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age, but his fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited all over the world.
His many works include The Prophet, his masterpiece of religious inspiration; The Garden of the Prophet; The Storm: Stories and Prose Poems; The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart; Jesus: The Son of Man; The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, an anthology of his writings; The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul; and Spirit Brides. He was for many years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New York, where he died in 1931.
Neville Goddard (1905-1972) abandoned his work as a dancer and actor to dedicate himself to a career as a metaphysical writer and lecturer. Neville influenced a range of spiritual thinkers, from Joseph Murphy to Carlos Castaneda.
Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author.
Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. Dr. Hill's work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all-time bestseller in the field.
Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.
His books, audio cassettes, videotapes, and other motivational products are made available to you as a service of the Foundation so that you may build your own library of personal achievement materials...and help you acquire financial wealth and the true riches of life.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 - 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance.
He is one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language.
Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher.
He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.
Earl Nightingale grew up in California during the Great Depression. Because his family was very poor, Earl educated himself in his local library. His main focus: what makes people turn out the way they do in terms of their wealth, their career achievements, and their happiness. After beginning his career in the US Marines during World War II, Earl was hired as a radio announcer. He eventually became a popular daily broadcaster for CBS.
Through his interest in both personal development and audio, he partnered with Lloyd Conant to form the Nightingale-Conant Corporation. At Nightingale-Conant, he focused on recording the ideas and lessons about success that he studied throughout his life.
Florence Scovel Shinn carried out her work in the first half of the 20th century.
Through her teachings and numerous books, she was a profound influence on Louise Hay and other pioneers of personal transformation.
Not much is known about the legendary LAO TZU, to whom authorship of the TAO TEH CHING is popularly attributed. Some scholars believe the author was an elder contemporary of Confucius.
Sun Tzu is a honorific title bestowed upon Sūn Wu (c. 544-496 BC), the author of The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy.
He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory. In the author's name, Sūn Wu, the character wu, meaning "military", is the same as the character in wu shu, or martial art. Sun Wu also has a courtesy name, Chang Qing (Cháng Qīng).
Wallace D. Wattles (1860-1911) was the author of numerous books, the best known of which is The Science of Getting Rich.
He experienced failure after failure in his early life until after many years of study and experimentation he formulated a set of principles that, with scientific precision, create financial and spiritual wealth.
He died a prosperous man in 1911.
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