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"Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact; yet history tells us that seven-tenths of our most successful men began life poor." A selection of mini-biographies teaches us how some successful men have overcome odds to make their mark on history.

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HIDDEN TREASURES

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Why Some Succeed While Others Fail.

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H. A. LEWIS.

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"Not Failure, but low aim is crime."

Sold by Subscription Only. Cleveland, Ohio: Moses, Lewis & Co. 1888. Copyright, 1887. by Wright, Moses & Lewis. All rights reserved.

PREFACE.

Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact; yet history tells us that seven tenths of our most successful men began life poor. As our title indicates, we shall endeavor to show "why some succeed while others fail." Knowing that everybody desires success, and recognizing the old adage, "Example is the best of teachers," we have selected representative characters from the multitude of successful men who have climbed the ladder of success, beginning at the bottom round. These we have followed from childhood to manhood, dwelling at length on the traits of character that have made them so rich and successful, believing that a careful study will convince all that the proverbial "luck" had little to do with it. On the contrary, one is taught those lessons of self helpfulness and self reliance which are so essential to success in life's struggles... Continue reading book >>


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