Peace Power & Plenty
How can we be healthy, wealthy, and wise? Self-help pioneer Orison Swett Marden had the answers in this 1901 classic exploration of the power of positive thinking. The preeminent motivational expert of the early 20th century and a forerunner of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen R. Covey and Anthony Robbins, Marden explains: . "the law of opulence." "character building and health building during sleep." "how suggestion influences health." "worry, the disease of the age." "self-control versus the explosive passions." "good cheer, God's medicine." and much moreAmerican writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.
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Page 89 - My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Page 89 - My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes ; Keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh.
Page 89 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
Page 52 - ... mind" things that used to vex him, power to concentrate his mind, good cheer, good temper — in short, to put it mildly, a firmer, more elastic moral tone. The most genuinely saintly person I have ever known is a friend of mine now suffering from cancer of the breast...
Page 22 - Poverty itself is not so bad as the poverty thought. It is the conviction that we are poor and must remain so that is fatal. It is the attitude of mind that is destructive, the facing toward poverty, and feeling so reconciled to it that one does not turn about face and struggle to get away from it with a determination which knows no retreat. If we can conquer inward poverty, we can soon conquer poverty of outward things, for, when we change the mental attitude, the physical changes to correspond.
Page 89 - For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD ; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Page 54 - Eruptions on the skin will follow excessive mental strain. In all these and in cancer, epilepsy, and mania from mental causes, there is a predisposition. It is remarkable how little the question of physical disease from mental influences has been studied
Page 64 - Anger changes the chemical properties of the saliva to a poison dangerous to life. It is well known that sudden and violent emotions have not only weakened the heart in a few hours, but have caused death and insanity. It has been discovered by scientists that there is a chemical difference between that sudden cold exudation of a person under a deep sense of guilt and the ordinary perspiration; and the state of the mind can sometimes be determined by chemical analysis of the perspiration...
Page 127 - I am only one, but I am one; I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do I ought to do, what I ought to do by the grace of God I will do," then we shall see this work of God prospering in our hands.