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up either his throne, or the woman of his choice, and there would have been NO
COMPLAINT FROM EITHER CHURCH OR LAITY. But this unusual man was
built of sterner stuff. His love was clean. It was deep and sincere. It represented
the one thing which, above ALL ELSE he truly DESIRED, therefore, he took what
he wanted, and paid the price demanded.
If Europe had been blessed with more rulers with the human heart and the traits
of honesty of ex-king Edward, for the past century, that unfortunate hemisphere
now seething with greed, hate, lust, political connivance, and threats of war, 149 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH would have a DIFFERENT AND A BETTER STORY TO TELL. A story in which
Love and not Hate would rule.
In the words of Stuart Austin Wier we raise our cup and drink this toast to ex-king
Edward and Wallis Simpson: “Blessed is the man who has come to know that
our muted thoughts are our sweetest thoughts. “Blessed is the man who, from the
blackest depths, can see the luminous ﬁgure of LOVE, and seeing, sing; and singing, say: `Sweeter far than uttered lays are the thoughts I have of you.’”
In these words would we pay tribute to the two people who, more than all others
of modern times, have been the victims of criticism and the recipients of abuse,
because they found Life’s greatest treasure, and claimed it. *Mrs. Simpson read
and approved this analysis.
Most of the world will applaud the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, because
of their PERSISTENCE in searching until they found life’s greatest reward. ALL
OF US CAN PROFIT by following their example in our own search for that which
we demand of life.
What mystical power gives to men of PERSISTENCE the capacity to master difﬁculties? Does the quality of PERSISTENCE set up in one’s mind some form of
spiritual, mental or chemical activity which gives one access to supernatural forces? Does Inﬁnite Intelligence throw itself on the side of the person who still ﬁghts
on, after the battle has been lost, with the whole world on the opposing side?
These and many other similar questions have arisen in my mind as I have observed
men like Henry Ford, who started at scratch, and built an Industrial Empire of
huge proportions, with little else in the way of a beginning but PERSISTENCE.
Or, Thomas A. Edison, who, with less than three months of schooling, became the
world’s leading inventor and converted PERSISTENCE into the talking machine,
the moving picture machine, and the incandescent light, to say nothing of half a
hundred other useful inventions.
I had the happy privilege of analyzing both Mr. Edison and Mr. Ford, year by
year, over a long period of years, and therefore, the opportunity to study them at
close range, so I speak from actual knowledge when I say that I found no quality
save PERSISTENCE, in either of them, that even remotely suggested the major
source of their stupendous achievements.
As one makes an impartial study of the prophets, philosophers, “miracle” men,
and religious leaders of the past, one is drawn to the inevitable conclusion that...
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