The Secret of Wealth: A Common Sense Guide to Prosperity

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Cosimo, Inc., Nov 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
THE SECRET OF WEALTH, A COMMON SENSE GUIDE TO PROSPERITY is not only a book about how to live a successful and wealthy life, it is-like all classics-a book on how to think. Its timeless wisdom contends that wealth is indeed a state of mind, not the result of extraordinary talents or a lottery windfall. Financial experts Napoleon Hill, Charles Haanel and James Allen, as well as business tycoons John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie have successfully built their immense wealth on the fundamental principles Hobbs describes here. You will learn: how a state of mind and behavior of successful people can be yours how opportunity never stops knocking at your door how to eliminate waste of money and goods how most pleasure is work and how most work can be made a pleasure how to find your proper calling in life how to get money, spend it, and save some of it how to live a free and independent life Before searching for a new job, contemplating a major purchase or making any speculative investments, discover the fundamental principles of THE SECRET OF WEALTH and reap the benefits for greater financial security.

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Contents

Section 1
xi
Section 2
29
Section 3
34
Section 4
41
Section 5
44
Section 6
69
Section 7
75
Section 8
97
Section 9
157
Section 10
163
Section 11
169
Section 12
176
Section 13
195
Section 14
235
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Page 51 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Page 196 - I'VE often wish'd that I had clear For life, six hundred pounds a year, A handsome house to lodge a friend, A river at my garden's end, A terrace walk, and half a rood Of land, set out to plant a wood.
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Page 107 - Life is divided into three terms: that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better for the future.
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