What is in this post? A lawyer (John W. Davis), an author (Elbert Hubbard), an aircraft pioneer (Wilbur Wright), a politician (William Jennings Bryan), a zoologist (David Starr Jordan) and a free ebook edition of “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill (on the right)
This is Part 3 of the Who’s Who in “Think and Grow Rich” series. All of the men below are on the list in the author’s preface of Napoleon Hill’s most famous book
JOHN WILLIAM DAVIS (* April 13, 1873 in Clarksburg, West Virginia; March 24, 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina) was an American lawyer, diplomat and presidential nominee. John W. Davis is regarded as the last conservative nominated by the Democratic Party for president, but lost the 1924 presidential election to Calvin Coolidge. John W. Davis was one of the most successful and best-known lawyers at the time and has argued 140 cases before U.S. Supreme Court during his legal career.
Napoleon Hill mentions John W. Davis in the list of wealthy men of “Think and Grow Rich”.
“(…) by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”
John W. Davis
ELBERT GREEN HUBBARD (* June 19, 1856 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois ; † May 7, 1915 while at sea offshore the island of Ireland) was an American author, essayist, philosopher and publisher. He was the originator of the Roycroft Movement, an American branch of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. One of his most famous essays is “A Message to Garcia”. It was published in Hubbard’s Philistine magazine in March 1899. “A Message to Garcia” was very popular at that time and reached a total circulation of 40 million copies.
Elbert Hubbard is mentioned by Napoleon Hill in the author’s preface of “Think and Grow Rich” only.
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
WILBUR WRIGHT (* April 16, 1867 in Melville, Indiana; † May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio) was an American inventor and airplane constructor. Wilbur Wright and his younger brother Orville. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, piloted by Orville Wright. Wilbur Wright invented a three-axis control system which is still standard on fixed-wing aircrafts.
Wilbur Wright is being mentioned several times in Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich”. Dr. Hill writes: “The Wright brothers dreamed of a machine that would fly through the air. Now one may see evidence all over the world, that they dreamed soundly.”
“She encouraged us to follow our dreams.”
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, called “The Great Commoner”, (* March19, 1860 in Salem, Illinois; † July 26, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee) was an American politician. William Jennings Bryan was standing three times as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States. He lost 1896 and 1900 to William McKinley, 1908 to William Howard Taft. From 1913 to 1916, he was the 41st United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson. Bryan fought against imperialism, the big corporations (trustbusting) and big banks. He was a Presbyterian and supported Prohibition. Bryan was a popular speaker, member of the Chautauqua Circle.
William Jennings Bryan is being mentioned by Napoleon Hill in the author’s preface of “Think and Grow Rich” only.
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
William Jennings Bryan
DAVID STARR JORDAN, M.D., Ph.D., (* January 19, 1851 in Wyoming County, New York; † September 19, 1931 in Stanford, California) was an American zoologist, ichthyologist, botanist, eugenicist and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and Stanford University. From 1892 to 1903 he was member of the Sierra Club’s Board of directors (the Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States). David Starr Jordan was a peace activist and president of the World Peace Foundation from1910 to 1914.
Napoleon Hill mentions Dr. David Starr Jordan in the list of the author’s preface of “Think and Grow Rich”.
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows whither he is going.”
David Starr Jordan
Napoleon Hill lists the gentlemen above in the author’s preface of his 60 million copies sold best-seller “Think and Grow Rich”. Read, who else is in it and grab your free copy up on the right!
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