Nothing is so fascinating to a youth with high purpose, life, and energy throbbing in his young blood as stories of men and women who have brought great things to pass. Those these themes are as old as the human race, yet they are ever new, and more interesting to the young than any fiction." -from the Author's Preface An exceptional bestseller when it was first published in 1895 and greatly anticipated by the general public following the author's success with his runaway hit, Pushing to the Front, Vols. 1 & 2, this is a classic of personal motivation that remains startlingly relevant today. For those who aim through concrete example to live the "higher life," this captivating volume includes: * Dare! * The Will and The Way * Success Under Difficulties * Uses of Obstacles * One Unwavering Aim * Clear Grit * Wealth in Economy * Opportunities Where You Are * Vocations, Good and Bad * Power of the Mind over the Body * The Curse of Idleness * and much more. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO CLASSICS: Marden's Cheerfulness as a Life Power, Pushing to the Front Vols. 1 & 2.