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Iron Will

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Orison Swett Marden was well-known at the turn of the 20th century for his inspirational and spiritual books of self-help. This one deals with the importance of a man developing his own will-power. Swett Marden here offers advice on how to achieve success and how to overcome disappointments through self-belief, persistence and determination, all within a spiritual and moral framework.

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[Illustration: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, American Philosopher, Statesman, Diplomatist, and Author. b. Boston, 1706; d. Philadelphia, 1790 .]

AN IRON WILL

By ORISON SWETT MARDEN

AUTHOR OF "PUSHING TO THE FRONT," ETC.

WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ABNER BAYLEY

ILLUSTRATED WITH PORTRAITS

New York: THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY PUBLISHERS

1901 BY THOMAS Y. CROWELL & COMPANY.

AN IRON WILL.

CHAPTER I.

TRAINING THE WILL.

"The education of the will is the object of our existence," says Emerson.

Nor is this putting it too strongly, if we take into account the human will in its relations to the divine. This accords with the saying of J. Stuart Mill, that "a character is a completely fashioned will."

In respect to mere mundane relations, the development and discipline of one's will power is of supreme moment in relation to success in life. No man can ever estimate the power of will. It is a part of the divine nature, all of a piece with the power of creation. We speak of God's fiat " Fiat lux , Let light be." Man has his fiat... Continue reading book >>


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