Published in 1904, Containing Metaphysical Principles of Attracting Those Things You Desire.
Destiny
In the Gulf Stream of some great desire, Know that thy life-trend rhythms to the mighty flow And ebb of Life's full ocean. Also know Each outreach of thy soul bears deep the seal Of cosmic impulse, eons old. That thing, Heart-hungry, every fiber thrills to reach, Hath sought thee down the ages, hungering, too; In the birth-travail of this, thine ideal, Dumb longing of the centuries finding speech. Hunger is prophecy. Take heart; and fling Doubt and despair forever from thy view. Thy longing is the covenant cloud and fire Forever faithful twixt thy goal and thee. Fate follows faith. Desire is- Destiny. -Esther Harlan
Success is not money, nor is it fame. The King in the ancient fable turned to gold all that he touched, and starved to death. The “Sick Man of the East” has wealth galore and world-wide fame, but so abjectly afraid is he that he is never a moment alone; nevertastes a dish that has not first been tried on a menial; and springs to his feet with pistol in hand if his best friend across the table happens to make a quick movement. Money and power he has, but not success.
SUCCESS is liberty to command, coupled with a clear conscience and loving heart. William Gladstone was a success. Abraham Lincoln was another. Few people attain so complete a success as theirs. Jesus of Nazareth was a success, though most people imagine he was “poor.” He was not. He wore seamless robes and fine linen and fared sumptuously in many elegant homes, where he was more at liberty to command than were the masters themselves. Nothing was too good for Jesus. To own all those homes would be a burden Jesus was too wise to assume. Liberty to command must not be overworked, lest it cease to be liberty and become the drudgery of taking care of things.
A successful man is not necessarily a rich one, but he is a man who can command all his desires. Among money kings, it is said J. Pierpont Morgan is not rated a very rich man. But he commands more money than any other man in the world. It is said men confide in him because of his fine business sense, gained by using his own judgment; and because “he does exactly what he agrees to.” He never asks advice and he keeps his mouth shut unless he has something special to say. Then he says it, in the simplest and fewest words possible. This is concentration, the mode of success.
Money is not success, but success includes the power to command money.
Success includes the liberty to command money enough to gratify all one's aspirations to better one's own condition, and the conditions of those dependent upon you. This does not mean that success includes money enough to enable you to outshine your neighbor. No human with that aim in life was ever successful, or ever will be.
Not to out-shine, but to shine upon your neighbors, is the successful person's mission.
The time to plant success is NOW.”
“The successful man puts his thought into his work. The unsuccessful one turns his thought ‘against it…”