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and simple enough, yet they held the answer to his destiny in life, therefore they
were as important (to him) as life itself. He proﬁted by these two dramatic experiences, because he analyzed them, and found the lesson they taught. But what of
the man who has neither the time, nor the inclination to study failure in search of
knowledge that may lead to success?
Where, and how is he to learn the art of converting defeat into stepping stones to
In answer to these questions, this book was written. The answer called for a description of thirteen principles, but remember, as you read, the answer you may
be seeking, to the questions which have caused you to ponder over the strangeness of life, may be found in your own mind, through some idea, plan, or purpose
which may spring into your mind as you read.
One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success. The principles described
in this book, contain the best, and the most practical of all that is known, concerning ways and means of creating useful ideas.
Before we go any further in our approach to the description of these principles,
we believe you are entitled to receive this important suggestion....WHEN RICHES 15 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH BEGIN TO COME THEY COME SO QUICKLY, IN SUCH GREAT ABUNDANCE,
THAT ONE WONDERS WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN HIDING DURING ALL
THOSE LEAN YEARS.
This is an astounding statement, and all the more so, when we take into consideration the popular belief, that riches come only to those who work hard and long.
When you begin to THINK AND GROW RICH, you will observe that riches begin
with a state of mind, with deﬁniteness of purpose, with little or no hard work.
You, and every other person, ought to be interested in knowing how to acquire
that state of mind which will attract riches. I spent twenty-ﬁve years in research,
analyzing more than 25,000 people, because I, too, wanted to know “how wealthy
men become that way.
Without that research, this book could not have been written. Here take notice of
a very signiﬁcant truth, viz:
The business depression started in 1929, and continued on to an all time record of
destruction, until sometime after President Roosevelt entered ofﬁce. Then the depression began to fade into nothingness. Just as an electrician in a theatre raises
the lights so gradually that darkness is transmuted into light before you realize it,
so did the spell of fear in the minds of the people gradually fade away and become
Observe very closely, as soon as you master the principles of this philosophy, and
begin to follow the instructions for applying those principles, your ﬁnancial status will begin to improve, and everything you touch will begin to transmute itself
into an asset for your beneﬁt. Impossible? Not at all!
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man’s familiarity with the
word “impossible.” He knows all the rules which will NOT work. He knows all
the things which CANNOT be done. This book was written for those who seek the
rules which have made others successful, and are willing to stake everything on
those rules. A great m...
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