Part Sixteen - Page 1

  1. Wealth is a product of labor. Capital is an effect; a servant; a means.
  2. The most commonly accepted definition of wealth is that it consists of all useful and agreeable things which possess exchange value. It is this exchange value which is the predominant characteristic of wealth.
  3. When we consider the small addition made by wealth to the happiness of the possessor, we find that the true value consists not in its utility but in its exchange.
  4. This exchange value makes it a medium for securing the things of real value whereby our ideals may be realized.
  5. Wealth should then always be desired as a means of accomplishing an end. Success is contingent upon an ideal of helping others, and those who aspire to such success must formulate an ideal for which they are willing to strive.
  6. With such an ideal in mind, the ways and means can and will be provided, and the correct way must be made by substituting the end for the means. There must be a definite fixed purpose, an ideal.
  7. Prentice Mulford said: The person of success is the person possessed of the greatest spiritual understanding and every great fortune comes of superior and truly spiritual power. Fortunately, there are those who recognize this power; they remember that Andrew Carnegie's mother had to help support the family when they came to America, that Harriman's father was a poor clergyman with a salary of only $200.00 a year, that Sir Thomas Lipton started with only 25 cents. These men had no other power to depend upon, but it served them well.

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