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The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles: Including: The Science of Getting Rich, the Science of Being Great & the Science of Being Well

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The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after 100 years. It was a major inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book and film The Secret. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how c ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Soho Books (first published 2006)
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Lawrence Hung
Jun 19, 2014 Lawrence Hung rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
The first time when I heard that getting rich s a science really astonished me. But when I started to read the pages I couldn't stop reading. The style of arguments are so naturally convincing. My book is a Chinese translation of the book but the messages and wisdom still get across. They are so beautiful that they made my day all days. It's philosophical, not "how-to" toolkit. Wallace had a very sharp observations about nature, about law of the universe, and about the righteousness of the world ...more
Kita Williams
Oct 22, 2014 Kita Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Empowering read

Even though this book was written before many modern-day breakthroughs in health, medicine and science, the general principles described in Wattles' work are undeniable. We have learned in recent times that the mind is the ultimate source of healing and how to use that power is spelled out in simple terms in this book. Regardless of your faith, you can find wisdom in this read.
Gregory
Sep 02, 2008 Gregory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is not for the easily offended...
It was written by a "HIGH D (DISC) personality. in other words A Red (The color code)a Choleric (Personality Plus), and a Type "A" Personality for those of you who fall back on that lable because you don't know much about personality typing...
Wallace Wattles says it like he sees it and doesn't do much to preserve the feelings of the reader.
I suspect that most people would be quickly rubbed the wrong way and discontinue reading it all together...
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Lisa Lorraine Bowen
Great rules for living

This is my favorite book as it concisely covers all aspects of life. It defines how to live in simple basic ways. Live you life in a certain way of controlling your thoughts to positive abundance.
Kevin Michel
Jan 30, 2015 Kevin Michel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic self-help material. Very inspiring and timeless.
Skip
Apr 07, 2008 Skip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Skip by: The Secret
This book is timeless with its theories, but science continues to advance. This is definitely the case with the book, the science of being well. It is inspiring and has useful tools in developing "new thought" patterns which enable us to succeed.

I do like the idea that we are all meant to live abundant lives and in doing so, God is able to live more abundantly through us.
Wei Luo
Dec 30, 2013 Wei Luo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What is the final human wealth: pure soul, good health, and innovative, positive and confident spirit. How to achieve them? follow the laws from this book. Those laws are born from Bible, points from self-development books and the virtue of Tao. Worth reading.
Maria
Aug 21, 2008 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Being that this was a trilogy, this was super hard for me to wade through! There are some good ideas in here, but some really outlandish ones and I think a lot of them unrealistic for most people to accomplish. I really enjoyed the emerson quote at the end (not sure if it was because it was the end or if it was because of the quote)
Jacque
Feb 07, 2008 Jacque rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inspirational
If you've seen the Secret, this is the book she read that inspired her to change her life. It is very inspiring in a common sense, universal sort of way.
D'Arcy
Nov 10, 2007 D'Arcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a lot of books this week with the same theme. Thoughts are things so choose good ones continues to be that main point of these "great avatars!"
Jay
Feb 16, 2010 Jay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
I just picked this up to read. One of the parts, The Science of Getting Rich, was the trigger that led Rhonda Byrne to produce The Secret.
Chris
May 21, 2012 Chris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a free Kindle book recommended to me. I hope whoever wrote the algorithm that recommended this to me gets fired.
Angela
May 19, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Wallace Wattles has interesting insights which will help develop your skill sets. Highly recommend.
Lorraine
Nov 12, 2011 Lorraine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great theory behind the science of creating wealth but it was challenging to read through.
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A bit challenging to read....
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Great info...hard to read sometimes!
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Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements. Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy.

He studied the writings of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Ralph W
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“The purpose of life for man is growth, just as the purpose of life for trees and plants is growth.” 5 likes
“There is no reason for worry about financial affairs. Every person who wills to do so may rise above his want, have all he needs, and become rich.” 3 likes
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