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Let us consider the power of FAITH, as it is now being demonstrated, by a man
who is well known to all of civilization, Mahatma Gandhi, of India. In this man
the world has one of the most astounding examples known to civilization, of the
possibilities of FAITH. Gandhi wields more potential power than any man living
at this time, and this, despite the fact that he has none of the orthodox tools of
power, such as money, battle ships, soldiers, and materials of warfare. Gandhi 48 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH has no money, he has no home, he does not own a suit of clothes, but HE DOES
HAVE POWER. How does he come by that power?
HE CREATED IT OUT OF HIS UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLE OF
FAITH, AND THROUGH HIS ABILITY TO TRANSPLANT THAT FAITH INTO
THE MINDS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE.
Gandhi has accomplished, through the inﬂuence of FAITH, that which the strongest military power on earth could not, and never will accomplish through soldiers
and military equipment. He has accomplished the astounding feat of INFLUENCING two hundred million minds to COALESCE AND MOVE IN UNISON, AS A
What other force on earth, except FAITH could do as much? There will come a
day when employees as well as employers will discover the possibilities of FAITH.
That day is dawning. The whole world has had ample opportunity, during the
recent business depression, to witness what the LACK OF FAITH will do to business.
Surely, civilization has produced a sufﬁcient number of intelligent human beings
to make use of this great lesson which the depression has taught the world. During this depression, the world had evidence in abundance that widespread FEAR
will paralyze the wheels of industry and business. Out of this experience will arise
leaders in business and industry who will proﬁt by the example which Gandhi has
set for the world, and they will apply to business the same tactics which he has
used in building the greatest following known in the history of the world. These
leaders will come from the rank and ﬁle of the unknown men, who now labor in
the steel plants, the coal mines, the automobile factories, and in the small towns
and cities of America.
Business is due for a reform, make no mistake about this! The methods of the past,
based upon economic combinations of FORCE and FEAR, will be supplanted by
the better principles of FAITH and cooperation. Men who labor will receive more
than daily wages; they will receive dividends from the business, the same as those
who supply the capital for business; but, ﬁrst they must GIVE MORE TO THEIR
EMPLOYERS, and stop this bickering and bargaining by force, at the expense of
the public. They must earn the right to dividends!
Moreover, and this is the most important thing of all-THEY WILL BE LED BY
LEADERS WHO WILL UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE PRINCIPLES EMPLOYED BY MAHATMA GANDHI. Only in this way may leaders get from their
followers the spirit of FULL cooperation which constitutes power in its highest
and most enduring form.
49 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH This stupendous machine age in which we live, and from which we are just e...
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- Spring '12