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Generosity

Have you ever observed how invariably your "last dollar" is restored to you, with additions, when you have given it for some worthy purpose? Even if the purpose did not prove to be a worthy one, yet if you thought it so, and gave your last dollar with spontaneous sympathy and good will,…
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Thought Force

Your spirit and mine are both part of the stupendous cause. We have always been, and always will be. First in one form, then in another. Every thought, word and deed is helping decide your next place in the Creator's magnificent universe. You will be beautiful or ugly, wise or ignorant, fortunate or…
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Concentration

The New Thought includes concentration of thought, in its teaching; and he who learns that important art is not liable to frequently forget small or large duties. It is he who scatters, instead of concentrates his mind powers, who keeps himself and others in a state of continual irritation by forgetting, mislaying, and losing,…
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High Noon

Every woman who passes thirty ought to keep her brain, heart and mind alive and warm with human sympathy and emotion. She ought to interest herself in the lives of others, and make her friendship valuable to the young. She should keep her body supple, and avoid losing the lines of grace: and she…
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The Object of Life

What do you believe to be the object of your life? To be happy and successful, perhaps you are thinking, even if you do not answer in those words. That is the idea of the many. Meanwhile others, who have been educated in the melancholy faith of their ancestors, believe the object…
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Optimism

Not long ago I read the following gloomy bit of pessimism from the pen of a man bright enough to know better than to add to the mental malaria of the world. He said: Life is a hopeless battle in which we are foredoomed to defeat. And the prize for which we strive…
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Royalty

We get what we give. I have never known this rule to fail in the long run. If we give sympathy, appreciation, goodwill, charitable thoughts, admiration and love—we receive all these back from humanity in time. We may bestow them unworthily, as the sower of good seed may cast it on a rocky…
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Morning Influences

What do you think about the very first thing in the morning? Your thoughts during the first half-hour of the morning will greatly influence the entire day. You may not realize this, but it is nevertheless a fact. If you set out with worry, and depression, and bitterness of soul toward fate or…
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The Sowing of the Seed

When you start in the "New Thought" do not expect sudden illumination. Do not imagine that you are to become perfectly well, perfectly cheerful, successful, and a healer, in a few days. Remember all growth is slow. Mushrooms spring up in a night, but oaks grow with deliberation and endure for centuries.…
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The Philosophy of Happiness

There are natures born to happiness just as there are born musicians, mechanics and mathematicians. They are usually children who came into life under right pre-natal conditions. That is, children conceived and born in love. The mother who thanks God for the little life she is about to bring to Earth, gives her…
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Heredity

American parents, as a rule, can be put in two extreme classes, those who render the children insufferably conceited and unbearable by overestimating their abilities and overpraising their achievements, and those who render them morbid and self-depreciating by a lack of wholesome praise. It is rare indeed, when we find parents wise and sensible…
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Woman's Opportunity

The greatest opportunity to better the world which can come to any woman is through the experience of maternity. The power of prenatal influence which a mother possesses is awe-inspiring to realize. It has been said upon excellent authority that Napoleon's mother read Roman history with absorbing interest during the months preceding his birth.…
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Destiny

Never say that you wish your situation were different! Never wish you had some other person's life or troubles or worries. Accept your own as a working basis, the best for you. Then go ahead and change whatever displeases you. Remember you are the maker and moulder of your own destiny.…
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Obstacles

However great the obstacles between you and your goal may be or have been, do not lay the blame of your failure upon them. Other people have succeeded in overcoming just as great obstacles. Remove such hindrances from the path for others, if you can, or tell them a way to…
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Dividends

Our thoughts are shaping unmade spheres,And, like a blessing or a curse,They thunder down the formless yearsAnd ring throughout the universe. The more we realize the tremendous responsibility of our mental emanations the better for the world and ourselves. The sooner we teach little children what a mighty truth lies in the…
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Self-Conquest

Every New Idea, or supposed New Idea, is a light which attracts the moths. The "New Thought" is no exception. About it flutter hysterical women, unbalanced men: the erratic and the irresponsible. The possibilities of performing miracles, of healing the sick, hypnotizing the well, transforming poverty into wealth, and changing age to youth, are…
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Balance

Avoid all strained and abstruse language, when conversing with people who may not have entered this realm of thought. Do not allow anyone to think of you as a lunatic, or a crank, unnecessarily. Of course there are people in the world who consider everyone a lunatic who holds an opinion differing from…
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Wisdom

A great many people are attracted to the New Thought of the day, by its declaration of our right to material wealth, and by its claim that the mind of man can create, command, and control conditions which produce wealth. There is no question concerning the truth of this claim. But woe unto…
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The Breath

A man reproved me for my interest in New Thought creeds. "The old religion I learned at my mother's knee is good enough for me!" he said. "It is good enough for anybody!" Yet this man's mother had always "enjoyed poor health," as the old lady expressed it, and the man himself…
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Literature

The world is full of "New Thought" Literature. It is helpful and inspiring to read. It is worth many dollars to any one who will live its philosophy. I talked to a man who has been studying along these lines for some years. "Oh, I know all that philosophy," he said; "it…
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A Worn Out Creed

I have a letter from an "orthodox Christian," who says the only hope for humanity lies in the "old-fashioned religion." Then he proceeds to tell me how carefully he has studied human nature, "in business, in social life, and in himself," and that he finds it all vile—selfish—sinful. Of course he does, because…
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Let the Past Go

Do not begin the new year by recounting to yourself or others all your losses and sorrows. Let the past go. Should some good friend present you with material for a lovely garment, would you insult her by throwing it aside and describing the beautiful garments you had worn out in past times?…
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Preparation

Every day I hear middle-aged people bemoaning the fact that they were not given advantages or did not seize the opportunities for an education in early youth. They believe that their lives would be happier, better and more useful had an education been obtained. Scarcely one of these people realizes that middle life…
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Opulence

Do not go through the world talking poverty and asking every one you deal with to show you special consideration because you are "poor" and "unfortunate." If you do this with an idea of saving a few dollars here and there, you will always have to do it, because you are creating poverty…
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Eternity

Do you know what a wonderfully complicated thing a human being is? Every feature, every portion of your body, every motion you make, reflects your mental organization. I know a woman past middle life who has always been on the opposite side of every question discussed in her presence. She was agnostic…
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The Important Trifles

You will find, in the effort to reach a higher spirituality in your daily life, that the small things try your patience and your strength more than the greater ones. Home life, like business life, is composed of an accumulation of trifles. There are people who bear great sorrows with resignation, and seem…
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Sympathy

Are you of a sympathetic nature? If so, do not let your sympathies help to add to the world's miseries. That may seem a strange expression, but it can be explained if you will listen. Much of the misery in the world is the result of imagination. All of it is…
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Old Clothes

As you go over your wardrobe in the spring or fall, do not keep any old, useless, or even questionable, garments, for "fear you might need them another year." Give them to the ragman, or send them to the county or city poor house. There is nothing that will keep you in…
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Common Sense

If you are suffering from physical ills, ask yourself if it is not your own fault. There is scarcely one person in one hundred who does not over eat or drink. I know an entire family who complain of gastric troubles, yet who keep the coffee pot continually on the range and drink…
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Invincibility

If we persistently desire good things to come to us for unselfish purposes, and at the same time faithfully perform the duties which lie nearest, we will eventually find our desires being realized in the most unexpected manner. Our thought force has proved to be a wedge, opening the seemingly inaccessible Wall of Circumstance.…
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