Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

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by Russell Herman Conwell
     
 

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Acres of Diamonds: That's what you will find in this book

6, 152!

That is the number of times the speech in this book was delivered by Conwell's (the author) count, a self-made man.

The fact that is included in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

And not only that, the content you have here in this book is from a man who was the

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Acres of Diamonds: That's what you will find in this book

6, 152!

That is the number of times the speech in this book was delivered by Conwell's (the author) count, a self-made man.

The fact that is included in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

And not only that, the content you have here in this book is from a man who was the first president of Temple University, an excellent orator, a compassionate minister, an educator, etc.

Simply put, the book is about how you can find your own opportunities if you have the knowledge to find it at places where they are in bunches. That is a tremendous way to succeed.

His philosophy can be summed up as: "All Good Things Are Possible."

And it can be possible for you too, as the timeless message from this book has already transformed the lives of many.

From the book:

1. Opportunity is everywhere:

The richest man in this country to-day, if you read the real-estate values, has never moved away from a town of 3,500 inhabitants. It makes not so much difference where you are as who you are. But if you cannot get rich in Philadelphia you certainly cannot do it in New York.

2. A woman made it big:

"...and when a woman makes up her mind "she will," and does not say anything about it, she does it. It was that New England woman who invented the snap button which you can find anywhere now."
"Any of you who wear modern waterproofs know the button that simply pushes together, and when you unbutton it you simply pull it apart. That is the button to which I refer, and which she invented. She afterward invented several other buttons, and then invested in more, and then was taken into partnership with great factories. Now that woman goes over the sea every summer in her private steamship -- yes, and takes her husband with her!"

3. Greatness is already in you, in your deeds:

Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482021059
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 - December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia.

The original inspiration for his most famous essay, "Acres of Diamonds," occurred in 1869 when Conwell was traveling in the Middle East. The work began as a speech, "at first given," wrote Conwell in 1913, "before a reunion of my old comrades of the Forty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which served in the Civil War and in which I was captain."

The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune-the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community.

Conwell's name lives on in the present-day Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Acres of Diamonds is a lecture that Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University, delivered more than 6,000 times across the country. Through this lecture, Conwell debunks the idea that it is noble to be poor, an idea that far too many Christians share. He illustrates that it is our duty as Christians to use our gifts to honestly earn riches, because you can do more good with riches than without. Conwell successfully illustrates the difference between the popular expression 'money is the root of all evil' and the complete Biblical passage which states 'the love of money is the root of all evil'. The love of money is idolatry, but money itself is neither good nor evil. It is simply a tool which may be used for either good or evil. In these pages we learn the virtues of earning money through honest, hard work. We learn to look for opportunities to serve others in our own back yard by simply finding a need and filling it. If you wish to be great, begin with who you are right now, where you are right now. Follow these principles, and you will uncover your own acres of diamonds. Larry Hehn, Author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will appeal to the inner being, it will motivate the man inside all of us. After reading this fine book, you will find inside your self a new power, a new desier to suceed! Russell H. Conwell is a fine man, he found the chain to which desire for wealth is attached. He pulled that chain, and is helping millions to suceed. Wouldn't you be the fool to walk away from a book like this, without reading it? This book will hand you the key to sucess, all you have to do is open the door.
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