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OF THE WORLD'S
Great Men and Women
Practical Lessons on Successful Life
Fifty Leading Thinkers.
DESIGNED AND ARRANGED BY
William C. King.
WITH INTRODUCTION BY
REV. CHARLES H. PARKHURST, D.D.
Over 400 Photo-Engraved Portraits.
King, Richardson & Co., Publishers,
CINCINNATI. DES MOINES.
IFE to each of us is an ever-changing panorama. The sights of yesterday are old, the scenes of to-day are swiftly passing, and the pictures of to-morrow will be new. Each day comes freighted with greater opportunities and enlarged interests. To meet these constantly increasing responsibilities, our lives should be developed along practical lines. This volume points out and illustrates the principles which must govern the minds and hearts of those who would succeed and make the most of life and its possibilities.
The qualities of every noble life have their foundation in the truths unfolded in this volume, and, living these truths, men have made their lives grandly successful.
The great problem of the ages and the burning question of to-day is, "How to Succeed."
Every generation of the past has been confronted by this problem, and each individual is to-day asking the same vital question. The hopes and hearts of men are all alike. They may differ in degree, but never in kind. Your hopes are like mine. I wish for happiness, so do you. I desire to succeed, So do you. Our ideals of happiness or success may differ, but each is striving for that ideal we call success. No person in his right mind ever yet wished for ruin to his hopes.
How to bring our hopes to fruitage is the problem each one of us is laboring to solve. This volume solves the problem, and if it shall be the means of awakening aspirations for success. along noble lines in the minds of the young men and women of our land, to whom it is especially sent; if it shall arouse greater zeal, or give new courage to any faltering traveler, or if it shall arrest any careless feet from going astray,-then the great aim and purpose of the book and its writers will be accomplished, and the noble men and women whose portraits, principles, and careers are here set forth, will live anew in other lives, bringing such blessings to the individual and to the world, as only eternity will fully reveal.
W. C. K.