The Science of Being Great
By Wallace D. Wattles (1860 - 1911)
The Science of Being Great is the second book of Wattles' trilogy. In this volume he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a person's greatness. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)
An undersung personal growth classic, The Science of Being Great is Wallace D. Wattles final word in self mastery.
Meant to be used in conjunction with Wattles' other classic, The Science of Getting Rich, this book is a summary of the wisdom that the author culled after studying the wisdom of the world's religious leaders and great philosophers.
Here he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a person's greatness.
As Wattles himself says: "This book is for the men and women, young or old, who wish to make the most of life by making the most of themselves.
"I have tried to show plainly, simply, and without unnecessary words, the way to power and capability; I know that the system herein set forth will work; it cannot fail.
"And I know that the men and women who practice these methods of action with sincere hearts will enter into the powerful life; they will be the children of the Highest, and stand among the great ones of the world."
1. Any Person May Become Great
2. Heredity And Opportunity
3. The Source Of Power
4. The Mind Of God
6. The Social Point Of View
7. The Individual Point Of View
12. Hurry And Habit
14. Action At Home
15. Action Abroad
16. Some Further Explanations
17. More About Thought
18. Jesus’ Idea Of Greatness
19. A View Of Evolution
20. Serving God
21. A Mental Exercise
22. A Summary Of The Science Of Being Great