The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich

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by Wallace Delois Wattles

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The Science Of Getting Rich: The Ultimate Time-Tested Handbook That Reveals What It Really Takes To Get Rich
Making money and living a life of abundance, wealth and freedom is not as hard as you might think - neither it's something just a few lucky people are destined to accomplish.
Getting rich is actually a science and the steps that lead to wealth are…  See more details below


The Science Of Getting Rich: The Ultimate Time-Tested Handbook That Reveals What It Really Takes To Get Rich
Making money and living a life of abundance, wealth and freedom is not as hard as you might think - neither it's something just a few lucky people are destined to accomplish.
Getting rich is actually a science and the steps that lead to wealth are universal and have been proven to work for dozens of years.
This Book Is A Must Have For You:
• If you are tired of living paycheck to paycheck without even being able to pay your bills.
• If you no longer want to spend your life trading your time for money and working at a job you hate.
• If you hate being poor and not being able to live life on your terms.
Generally, it's a must read if you want to increase your wealth without being told lies, spending tons of money on hyped courses or losing your sanity on the way to acquiring wealth.
Here Is A Short Preview Of What You Are Going To Learn in This Life-Changing Book:
• How Riches Really Come To You
• The Basic Principles In The Science Of Getting Rich
• How To Adopt The "Advancing Personality" Attitude & Enrich Every Area Of Your Life
• The Exact Certain Way You Need To Act If You Want To Become Wealthy
• The Importance Of Gratitude In The Money Making Process
• Why Opportunity Isn't Monopilized
• Why Everyone Could Become Rich If He Followed The Right Plan
• Much, Much More
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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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Meet the Author

Wallace Delois Wattles (1860-1911) was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy.

Wattles' daughter, Florence A. Wattles, described her father's life in a "Letter" that was published shortly after his death in the New Thought magazine Nautilus, edited by Elizabeth Towne. The Nautilus had previously carried articles by Wattles in almost every issue, and Towne was also Wattles's book publisher. Florence Wattles wrote that her father was born in the United States in 1860, received little formal education, and found himself excluded from the world of commerce and wealth.

According to the 1880 US Federal Census Wallace was living with his parents on a farm in Nunda Township of McHenry County, Illinois and working as a farm laborer. His father is listed as a gardener with his mother 'keeping house'. Wallace is listed as being born in Illinois while his parents are listed as born in New York. No other siblings are recorded as living with the family.[4] According to the 1910 census Wattles had changed the spelling of his last name from Walters to Wattles, He was married to Abbie Walters 47 at the time, they had 3 children Florence Walters; 22, Russell H Walters; 27, and Agnes Walters; 16. It also shows that at the time Wallace's mother was living with the family Mary A Walters at the age of 79.

Florence wrote that "he made lots of money, and had good health, except for his extreme frailty" in the last three years before his death, Wattles died on February 7, 1911 in Ruskin, Tennessee and his body was transported home for burial to Elwood, Indiana. As a sign of respect businesses closed throughout the town for two hours on the afternoon of his funeral.

His death at age 51 was regarded as "untimely" by his daughter, (even though the average life expectancy for a male born in 1860 in the U.S. was 42) since the previous year he had not only published two books (The Science of Being Well and The Science of Getting Rich), but he had also run for public office

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The Science of Getting Rich (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading): Financial Success Through Creative Thought 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Jose_Antonio_Espinoza More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the answers you are looking for in one stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a little abstract , but drives the point home and gives you a plan somewhat like think & grow rich -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book, but you need to recognize that it was written 100 years ago and remember the time period it was written about. There were some mistakes in the beginning, but later in the book I can see mistakes were corrected.
scurvyknave More than 1 year ago
I got some good tips but it reads out of sync with the times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I willingly share this to the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Period. Every three words. I can barely. Even read. It. No financial advice. To be found. If you read the book, you'd understand the above statement...but still be confused financially. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book very helpful and entertaining
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This book is an excellent motivator in positive thinking. I'm applying the principles and they work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My wife and I read this to each other over the course of an evening.
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This book teaches how to set your mind, body, and soul to accomplish what you want to accomplish
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Janice86 More than 1 year ago
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.
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