The Science of Being Great

The Science of Being Great

by Wallace D. Wattles

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Overview

The author of 'The Science of Getting Rich' brings you 'The Science of Being Great'. Wallace D. Wattles introduced the world to the power of positive thinking. Greatness is equally inherent in all and therefore every person may become great. Man may overcome both heredity and circumstances by exercising the inherent creative power of the soul.
Talent may merely be one faculty developed out of proportion to other faculties, but genius is the union of man and God in the acts of the soul. Great men are always greater than their deeds. They are in connection with a reserve of power that is without limit. We do not know where the boundary of the mental powers of man is; we do not even know that there is a boundary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781717016577
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2018
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements. Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy.





He studied the writings of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Ralph Waldo Emerson and recommended the study of their books to his readers who wished to understand what he characterized as "the monistic theory of the cosmos".




Through his personal study and experimentation Wattles claimed to have discovered the truth of New Thought principles and put them into practice in his own life. He wrote books outlining these principles and practices, giving them titles that described their content, such as Health Through New Thought and Fasting and The Science of Being Great. His daughter Florence recalled that "he lived every page" of his books.




A practical author, Wattles encouraged his readers to test his theories on themselves rather than take his word as an authority, and he claimed to have tested his methods on himself and others before publishing them.




Wattles practiced the technique of creative visualization. In his daughter Florence's words, he "formed a mental picture" or visual image, and then "worked toward the realization of this vision".




Rhonda Byrne told a Newsweek interviewer that her inspiration for creating the 2006 hit film The Secret and the subsequent book by the same name, was her exposure to Wattles's The Science of Getting Rich. Byrne's daughter, Hayley, had given her mother a copy of the Wattles book to help her recover from her breakdown.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wallace D Wattles was a man and awakend soul whose works, even though written nearly 100 years ago ring Truth for today that are undeniable. This 3 CV audio version was a pleasure to record and the reason I did so, was I simply desired to have this great mans's work understood by the masses as it CAN get a little too deep in old language. I di not wish this to prevent some cool seekers from GETTING the message. Listening to this with the extra information to help clarify points will help anyone tap into their TRUE GREATNESS. It gives me God Bumps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book gave me tools to lmprove my life. this author is no bs. truly one of the biggest influences in my health and happiness
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It is everything I wanted in a book.
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