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Chapter 1 - Any Person May Become Great
THERE is a Principle of Power in every person.
By the intelligent use and direction of this principle, man can
develop his own mental faculties. Man has an inherent
power by which he may grow in whatsoever direction he
pleases, and there does not appear to be any limit to the
possibilities of his growth.
No man has yet become so great in any faculty but that it is
possible for someone else to become greater. The possibility
is in the Original Substance from which man is made. Genius
is Omniscience flowing into man.
Genius is more than talent. Talent may merely be one
faculty developed out of proportion to other faculties, but
genius is the union of man and God in the acts of the soul.
Great men are always greater than their deeds.
They are in connection with a reserve of power that is
without limit. We do not know where the boundary of the
mental powers of man is; we do not even know that there is
The power of conscious growth is not given to the lower
animals; it is mans alone and may be developed and
increased by him.
The lower animals can, to a great extent, be trained and
developed by man; but man can train and develop himself.
He alone has this power, and he has it to an apparently
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