The Science Of Getting Rich

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Straightforward and easy to understand, The Science of Getting Rich asserts that all of us -- no matter what our circumstances -- have the ability to obtain enough wealth to live as we desire and to fulfill our purpose in life.

Written nearly a century ago and recently rediscovered by Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret, The Science of Getting Rich offers clear insight on ...
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Overview

Straightforward and easy to understand, The Science of Getting Rich asserts that all of us -- no matter what our circumstances -- have the ability to obtain enough wealth to live as we desire and to fulfill our purpose in life.

Written nearly a century ago and recently rediscovered by Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret, The Science of Getting Rich offers clear insight on creating prosperity and the happiness that ensues.

There exists a science of getting rich -- and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are also certain laws that govern the process of acquiring means, and once these laws are learned and followed, a person will prosper with mathematical certainty. This book carefully provides the explanation of this science and how these laws function.

Each one of us naturally wants to achieve his or her full potential -- this desire to realize our innate talents is inherent in human nature. There is nothing wrong in wanting to become wealthy; in fact, the longing for riches is really the desire for a fuller and more abundant life. The Science of Getting Rich can set you on your way toward reaching this goal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452844275
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 4/30/2010
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1860 in the United States, Wallace D. Wattles popularized New Thought principles in his ground-breaking classics The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, and The Science of Being Well. A great influence on future generations of success writers, he died in 1911.
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The Science of Getting Rich


By Wallace D. Wattles Top of the Mountain Publishing

Copyright © 1996 Wallace D. Wattles
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781560871385



from Chapter 1

The Right to be Rich

Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No person can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money. In order to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

People develop in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that people must have money in order to become the possessor of things. Therefore, the basis of all human advancement must be the science of getting rich.

The object of all life is development. Everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.

A person’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfolding—in other words, his right to be rich.

In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way. To be really rich does not mean to be satisfied or contented with a little. No person ought to be satisfied with a littleif he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life. Every individual should have all that can contribute to the power, elegance, beauty, and richness of life.

The person who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he is capable of living is rich. Nobody can have all he wants without plenty of money. Life has advanced so far and become so complex that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all that he is capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature. Success in life is becoming what you want to be. You can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you become rich enough to buy them. Therefore, an understanding of the science of getting rich is the most essential of all knowledge.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life. And, that desire is praiseworthy. The person who does not desire to live more abundantly is uncommon. And the individual who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants may not be living to his full potential.

There are three motives for which we live: we live for the body, the mind, and the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other. Each is desirable, and neither body, mind, or soul can live fully if one of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body. It is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body and soul.

We are all acquainted with the loathsome consequences of living for the body and denying both mind and soul. We see that real life means the complete expression of all that a person can give forth through body, mind, and soul. No person can be really happy or satisfied unless his body is living fully in every function and unless the same is true of his mind and his soul. Wherever there is an unexpressed possibility or an unperformed function, there is an unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility seeking expression or function seeking performance.

A person cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable clothing, warm shelter, and freedom from excessive toil. Rest and recreation are also necessary to his physical life. He cannot live fully in mind without books and time to study them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without intellectual companionship. To live fully in mind he must have intellectual recreations and must surround himself with all the objects of art and beauty he is capable of using and appreciating.

To live fully in soul, an individual must have love. And the expression of love is often frustrated by poverty.= An individual’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves. Love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The person who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a human being. It is in the use of material things, that a person finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to be rich.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich. If you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the science of getting rich because it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God, and to humanity. You can render God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.





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Table of Contents


The Little Green Book     5
Introduction     11
The Right to be Rich     13
There is a Science of Getting Rich     17
Is Opportunity Monopolized?     23
The First Principle in the Science of Getting Rich     27
Increasing Life     35
How Riches Come To You     43
Gratitude     51
Thinking in the Certain Way     57
How to Use the Will     63
Further Use of the Will     71
Acting in the Certain Way     79
Efficient Action     87
Getting Into the Right Business     93
The Impression of Increase     99
The Advancing Man     105
Some Cautions and Concluding Observations     111
A Summary of the Science of Getting Rich     117
Questions     121
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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    MUST read if you really desire success !

    as I experienced failure after failure in my early life until after many years of study and experimentation I followed the scientific principles which created financial wealth more me and my associates

    Success and Happiness is possible when you act in a certain way!
    Jose Antonio Espinoza

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Simple yet powerful

    I have been a huge Think and Grow Rich fan for more than twenty years but was blown away by Wattles' Science of Getting Rich. I highly recommend it and feel it has expanded the concept that 'we become what we think about'. It is however driving me crazy that I recognize the narrators voice but can't place him. Can anyone help?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    INSIGHTFUL and RELEVANT for people seeking more out of life beyond limitations financially.

    I appreciated the knowledge contained, although I knew most of what was written beforehand, the essentials contained definately served it purpose. If you plan to be successful in life (financially), this book can get you there if you simply just apply the simplified instructions as enlisted, most are common sense so nothing to intellectual here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    A reviewer

    All the answers you are looking for in one stop.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Good read

    Was a little abstract , but drives the point home and gives you a plan

    somewhat like think & grow rich -

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    A very good version of the classic

    A very good version of the classic book, simple photographs in a few areas enhance the text, and the unabridged text is true to what the author intended. Great work from all the rest.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    This book was priced right - free!

    This book is worth reading for the entertainment value only - don't expect to learn anything that may be useful today.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    Not Bad Not Exciting

    I got some good tips but it reads out of sync with the times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    the science of getting rich

    it wasnt what I expected. it was repettive,. I would recommed it.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2009

    Great

    great book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    Actual Blueprint for Getting Rich!

    This tells you everything you need to know to get rich. It was written in 1903 and is still very relevant today!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    I LOVED this book very helpful and entertaining

    I LOVED this book very helpful and entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    A must read!

    This book is an excellent motivator in positive thinking. I'm applying the principles and they work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Easy read from a gone-by era

    My wife and I read this to each other over the course of an evening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Great book

    This book teaches how to set your mind, body, and soul to accomplish what you want to accomplish

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