The Conquest of Poverty

The Conquest of Poverty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... windows. Presently she lifted a dimpled cheek out of a dimpled hand, and said gently and encouragingly: "Papa, you're the doodest old fiiig wot ever lived, but your head ain't dot no sky-light in it." It was a fact. His head had no window that opened upward. He lived in the city of Moan, in the state of Groan. There was enough of natural opulence in him to have turned the desert of his surroundings into paradise; but he could not see it, and we who--from the nature of the case--had to look through his eyes were awfully impoverished by his mental seeing. 'women in search for wealth is in the fact that they are expecting simply a set of business rules which, followed closely, will bring them what they desire. But there are no rules to formulate that can be operated successfully, and especially are there none for the man or woman who has no money to start business with. N 0 amount of writing could make the thing practical in this direction. (The only possible thing to do is to prove to the reader the great fact of the correlation of the forces within his own being as allied with the forces outside of himself; then he cannot fail to see past years: "You are a poor weakling; you are nothing of yourself; you were conceived in sin and born in iniquity; you are under the curse of your Creator and what you are to do about it no one knows. The odds are so greatly against you that effort is scarcely worth while. You have only a few yeats here at the best, and in the long run it is of very little consequence whether you obtain wealth and influence or not." But let us suppose that your vitality is so great that even your desperate condition, ending so soon in the grave, does not daunt you, and you simply must make an effort....show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949153
  • 9781236949158