Rising in the World, Or Architects of Fate
Cosimo, Inc., 2006 M04 1 - 552 pages
Nothing is so fascinating to a youth with high purpose, life, and energy throbbing in his young blood as stories of men and women who have brought great things to pass. Those these themes are as old as the human race, yet they are ever new, and more interesting to the young than any fiction." -from the Author's PrefaceAn exceptional bestseller when it was first published in 1895 and greatly anticipated by the general public following the author's success with his runaway hit, Pushing to the Front, Vols. 1 & 2, this is a classic of personal motivation that remains startlingly relevant today. For those who aim through concrete example to live the "higher life," this captivating volume includes: Dare! The Will and The Way Success Under Difficulties Uses of Obstacles One Unwavering Aim Clear Grit Wealth in Economy Opportunities Where You Are Vocations, Good and Bad Power of the Mind over the Body The Curse of Idleness and much more.ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO CLASSICS: Marden's Cheerfulness as a Life Power, Pushing to the Front Vols. 1 & 2.
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Page 122 - Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Page 3 - ... whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of Nature and of the laws of her operations; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire, but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of Nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.
Page 212 - The secretary stood alone. Modern degeneracy had not reached him. Original and unaccommodating, the features of his character had the hardihood of antiquity. His august mind overawed majesty, and one of his sovereigns thought royalty so impaired in his presence that he conspired to remove him, in order to be relieved from his superiority.
Page 97 - I do not see how any man can afford, for the sake of his nerves and his nap, to spare any action in which he can partake.
Page 464 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Page 187 - he said, ' on that side are toil, hunger, nakedness, the drenching storm, desertion, and death; on this side, ease and pleasure. There lies Peru with its riches; here Panama and its poverty. Choose, each man, what best becomes a brave Castilian. For my part, I go to the south.
Page 264 - Treason, treason!" echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but, taking a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of fire, he added " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...