Excerpts from just two pages of Think and Grow Rich
I've found these snippets to be demonstrative of beautiful and powerful language patterns.
To start, I thumbed near the introductory pages of my copy of Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, 2015, Chartwell Books.
I browsed around a bit until an obvious section of text caught my attention:
You are "The Master of Your Fate, The Captain of Your Soul," Because...
I then highlighted these 2 phrases, separately:
- "Master of Your Fate"
- "Captain of Your Soul"
Next, I continued highlighting small segments of word strings that most interested me. I never left the span of the two pages opened, working only forward and backward from the originally selected phrases until the ends of each page (okay, I did follow the last paragraph to its end on the 2nd page).
What follows is simply a listing of each small phrase or word highlighted.
Can you, imagine what could be built upon such a stupendous arrangement of commanding language??
- produce it anyway
- as if by a stroke of magic
- may not be described with minute accuracy
- the sum and substance of it is correct
- deduce from it
- if you can
- understands and applies
- stupendous achievement
- if you can lay your finger on
- particular group of principles which made him rich
- equal his achievements
- any calling for which you are suited
- master of your own fate
- captain of your own soul
- prophetic lines
- the ether in which the world floats
- at an inconceivably high rate
- physical equivalent
- with great emphasis
- become magnetized
- harmonize with the nature of
- dominating thoughts
- accumulate riches in great abundance
- magnetize our minds with
- money conscious
- contented himself by
- a great truth
- poetic form
- interpret the philosophical meaning of
- the truth has unfolded itself
- principles described in
- the secret of mastery
- economic fate
- spirit of open-mindedness
- without influence
- for your own enduring benefit
- it conveys factual information
- financial destiny
- it has so definitely brought changes
- of stupendous proportions
- I could have taken no liberties with the facts
- generously accredit to
- more than justifies
- personal reference
- as a means of emphasizing
- far-flung power of
One could even turn these into those little magnet pieces you arrange on your refrigerator door, along with extra connector words. I wonder if such a thing could be made to order... That would be a great gift idea, to custom make those for someone using words and phrases related to them.