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 866 you may control your own destiny. If you fail to control your own mind, you
867 may be sure you will control nothing else.
868 If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with
869 material things. Your mind is your spiritual estate! Protect and use it with the
870 care to which Divine Royalty is entitled.
871 You were given a WILL-POWER for this purpose.
872 Unfortunately, there is no legal protection against those who, either by design or
873 ignorance, poison the minds of others by negative suggestion. This form of
874 destruction should be punishable by heavy legal penalties, because it may and
875 often does destroy one's chances of acquiring material things which are protected
876 by law. Men with negative minds tried to convince Thomas A. Edison that he
877 could not build a machine that would record and reproduce the human voice,
878 "because" they said, "no one else had ever produced such a machine." Edison
879 did not believe them. He knew that the mind could produce ANYTHING THE
880 MIND COULD CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, and that knowledge was the
881 thing that lifted the great Edison above the common herd.
882 Men with negative minds told F. W. Woolworth, he would go "broke" trying to
883 run a store on five and ten cent sales. He did not believe them. He knew that he
884 could do anything, within reason, if he backed his plans with faith. Exercising his
885 right to keep other men's negative suggestions out of his mind, he piled up a
886 fortune of more than a hundred million dollars.
887 Men with negative minds told George Washington he could not hope to win
888 against the vastly superior forces of the British, but he exercised his Divine right
889 to BELIEVE, therefore this book was published under the protection of the
890 Stars and Stripes, while the name of Lord Cornwallis has been all but forgotten.
891 Doubting Thomases scoffed scornfully when Henry Ford tried out his first
892 crudely built automobile on the streets of Detroit. Some said the thing never
893 would become practical. Others said no one would pay money for such a
894 contraption.

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