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The

Creed
of the

Conquering
As

Chief

expounded

by the

Inspired Orator

1W1*"J"

An

Experiment in Psychology

Vrittw

down

by

ALBERT

LEWIS

PELTON

1919
The

Pbltok Mbrtdbn,

Publishing
Conn.

Co.,

KCHSHI

Copyrislitad
1014

A.

L* PSLTOir.

J.

F.

TAPLEY
NEW YORK

CO

THE

PROFESSOR'S

PROLOGUE.

(Hsre

follows

explanation

of

how

the

Professor
came

to

try

out

this

experiment

in

Mind
-power.

It

gives

the

scientific

basis
upon

which

it
was

carried

through.)
"

Authar^s

note.

THE

PROFESSOR'S

PROLOGUE.

evening, at the Psychic lecture and of striking power


Last
was

Arts

Auditorium, tance, importinusual

scientific

delivered

under

rather

cumstance cir-

Today
if he

called tell
me

upon
now

the he

Professor
came

and discover

asked and His

would

to

apply his principle of "induced


story,
as

inspiration".
itself, follows
:

well

as

the

lecture

Man He

is great is the

! Maker of all

of the work crowning created things! and But he gains his greatness position of supremacy, solely because
that

maintains
he the

his

es possess-

wonderful
reason,

power

MIND

"

ability

to

think,
lines He other this
as

and

forge

forward

along
from other

such

he

chooses. forever

is

impassably
creation
"

separated
no

all
has

orders "Mind"

of

because

attribute.

For
in the

many

great
"

I years field of

have

been

an

investigator
as

phenomena
the

known mind.
in the been

chology Psyof

^the

study of
and
my

Human

In

my

studies
power,

researches

realm

mental in
the

experiments

had termed

largely

realm

cooMnonly.

"genius".

The

Creed

of
given certain mind-power.
who
men

Genius
who

is the
exhibit
to
rare

classification

qualitiesof
the the
mass

It is

used and
energy

describe

sort

of

men

concentrate

intensifyto
which the

nth

degree, phases of brain of men use only in a weak,


tinmistakable

scattering way.
Men where of

Genius

are

guide-posts

from man's the History records passage Men of of world-life. beginning to the end the genius are snow-capped peaks rising above foothills covered by the submerged multitudes. the causes I had secret or sought to discover of the great the foundation principle,as it were, time I had Time after man. mentally asked myself : Are laws which there any definite the supeJ. rior man applies?
"

2.

Is "Genius"

divine

endowment

"

the despair

and

J.

Are
one

it does not come of all to whom clearlyin life? men of genius a "race apart' struck off from the Great Center
"

early
each

only

at

odd
were

intervals?
some

Those
to

of in my

find

answer

to

questions that mind. They caused


the In for whatever
some

I tried much

thought
"

and

meditation.
forth
my

direction

I stretched

hand

tangible
ttiat
:

sult re-

it made always was genius-mind exemplified these 1. Thought intensified, 2. 3. In Vision Qear short
"

manifest

the

deep

truths

made

concrete,

observation

it

is

frozen into fact. turned Mind-power

into

The

Conquering
Is
a

Chief.
of swift,
ing, unwaver-

ACTION.

Genius

form

energy-charged, Will-directed Thought-force is the turning point at vitalised into life. This from which the man of genius separates himself
the

hum-drum

crowd.

Thought is Power! Again and again declare


it. INTO Ah man's Dream it. Go

that forth

great truth.
and CARRY

lieve BeIT

ACTION.

yes!
chief

"

ability to
it

think

"

^that It is

is the

great
trait

characteristic. is the

Brain-energy

turned
which

productive;
makes
men

ever-present
and
men

masters.
men mass
"

I have I have
seen

watched
the and Their

at

work

the minds
are

so-called
grow

play. "submerged
at

millions"" weeds.

their brains

little else

than

scant giving them has harvests. stunted blighted and Something their productiveness. brain plants seem Their to have them scarcely enough depth or root to save from the sands blowing across ^withering and disappearing.
"

"

! they constitute the bulk of mankind Yet again ^here and there I have seen a man mind whose was productive to a remarkable degree. Deep, fertile,steadily reaching upwards self-centered, sturdy and strong. They owned brains which were yielding rich fruits of thought
"

And

"

Mind Mind
upper

in

all its greatness.


has
two

The The

levels level

or

phases of action.
often reveals

or

surface

which

beautiful

blooms

and

hangs heavy with

rich

and

The

Creed

of

luscious
mental
that

fruits

"

^those

wonderful
The
"

products
lower level
the
"

of

growth and hanrest. sea deep, unfathomable


down and
two

is where which

face sur-

life roots nourishment These


names

and

from

it draws

its

power.

levels

of

the

Mind

are

given tihe
The

conscious
we

and
are

sub-consciotis.
aware

mindof the mind.


a

life of which

in

the

round
of

phase day's duties, is the Conscious the below surface, where Deep down
vast

exists
aware,
voir reser-

mental

life of

which
"

we

are

not

is

the

8u1"*conscious of

realm

^an

accumulated

Thought-energy. It is from these depths that men draw of creative a brinMning measure is from this unfailing spring the great use, tibe huge drafts up into conscious
or or

of

genius
It

power.
man

sucks

of

thought

idca-force

which

he turns Then
men

into visible ACTION

RESULTS.
The relation

call him mind

"genius".
tx" the

of

the

upper

lower

(under) mind, might be illustrated in this way:: will find the ground after a heavy rain storm you But surface. the still damp wet or deeper on and ^trickling through the grains deeper down ^the bulk of the rain has passed, finally of sand accumulate far below the to surface, awaiting
" "

the call of the Such


It is
a

artesian

drill.
is ybur
a

reservoir

sub-conscious

mind.

supply of thought material from the upper mind bining, ; it is storing, commixing, increasingand amassing POWER. Great is he who has learned of making the secret

incessantly receiving

The

Conquering

Chief.

this sub-conscious wealth. I asked

treasuiy yieldup its illimitable

reaching
can

is the secret of many -/What I met this great reservoir How of Powerf mind it? be

of

this sub-conscious

tapped in the
can

way
aver"

the
age

genius
man

draws

upon

How

the
a

command

this creative

force in

ly master-

fashion?'^ ject And always did those who had given the sub'inspiraany thought reply "O, genius is just tion',
thafs air.
to hold
a

People
great
man

seem

the

common

belief that the

is

excepting on the having suffused


"

peculiar personality,tmsolvable ground of a divine "inspiration"


lus every he what

cell and is.

fibre and

nerve

^and made Therefore "What I say:

him my

problem resolved into this question: is 'inspiration', called?" so


is is is
a

Lispiration Inspiration Inspiration

Mind
Heart

a-flame.

a
a

Body

a-glow. a-tingle.

explaining the great man's Inspiration,as scious secret, is nothing else than a flare of the sub-conmind-energy leaping up into the field of and mind the conscious rapidly ripening fruits the average astonish or products which person.
"

I have

seen

men

at

their

work

"

dull, listless,

the expresat home" "Nobody as sion is. And again, here and there I have seen another kind of man, through whom was ing pulsataCrealife-energy a Mind-energy a vibrant tivt energy. He is eager, ambitious, and alive in mind-vacant.
" "

The

Creed

of
his
very

every
seems

cell
to

"

be

reaching forward; peering out of his

soul
"

eye-windows

beaming
true

in every action his and effort to express It is to men Self. of this type that "inspiration"
comes as

spark which
secret

sets

fire to the

gift

of

greatness.

What,

then, is the
this
and

of

this

inspirational

spark?
To

solve
test

question called for deep thought,


close observation. I confess I have I

careful
that
even

now

found
that

no none

universal, goodever

for-all found. and each


"

formula.
The

fear

will

be

training, the
men own are

the lives of
must

find his
"""""""

goals, the heritage so widely different, that special route.

I the chief
man

will

here

set

forth

how

came

to

conduct the

psychological experiment
part of
of
my of He this treatise.

which There
was

forms
a

high type
back. zealous

acquaintance man pictured


ambitious,
of life
to
"

who
a

young represented the

few

paragraphs

was

student

and

a bright; he was frequently possessed

of

burning

desire I

do

BIG

THINGS.
to

evening explained some


upon my which the

One

invited
the

him

my I that
was

of human
I

fundamental

mind

acted.

study, I principles ed propoundany


man,

theories.

barring actual rich thought,


powers
to

mental creative what is

pointed out weaklings,


intellect and

capable

of

endowed

with

do

usually

termed

al "phenomenthat
most

thinking."

But

I also made

it clear

The

Conquering
this
and of

Chief.
genius We away. of

of

alas, allow slvunber, to weaken,


us,

quality
to

to

die
we

go

throu^
the

life

unaware

what

might do, of

might reach, of the brilliant high goals we accomplishments reallyopen to us, of the masses ^and the success-heights of men we might lead we might surmount. too All, in the last analysis, because are we the strong-hearted attempt. "indolent" to make his permission and I told him that with operation, coI wished to bring into action, if possible, so-called mental the state "Inspiration". It be a quickening of his braih into a would powers
"

creative, forceful, brilliant


I asked that
any

mind-machine. of sense-stimulus any increase its action


a

him

if he

knew his mind that

seemed external
a

to make

"

influence

caused

sort

of mental If you

thrill and
say,
a

concentration
can

mentally, "/
of then you
man

and

of his powers. and I wilV


"

sense

increased
will

power

while what
on

experience holding that


mean.

thought,
The he had

realize that

young music

said
to

several of

occasions
a

listened

the

rippling tones
that
at to

sweeta new

tongued
world that
up
to

box, and
times his

such

times
to

of
at

possibilityseemed
the

beckon

him;
well
him

such

ambition

seemed

to

depths of his being and magnificent advances.


That The
was

from

urge

enough
of the

secret
to

sense-stimulus

which

opened

clear. With "genius centre" was his co-operation I felt assured I could carry in would that psychology through an experiment the

road

his

The

Creed

of
a

be

of

genuine
how it

interest.
was

As be

scientific
has

tion explanaable considerI

of

to

produced

bearing
will

upon

the

actual

results

achieved,

give

brief

anal3rsis.

While

listening to
ambitions
the
state
"

the

tones

which
man,

stirred

his
was

greater
in
a

borderland

young between
was

mentally,

consciousness

and

im-consciousness

state a verging on In allied to sleep ^but not precisely 5ie same. often do great things ; sometimes dreams our we leaders. Sometimes are kings and are we we
"

^he

builders the dares

of

wonderful mind of
"

estates.

This

is because

conscious think
"

^the

mind
as

which
a

scarcely
do-all

^eatness
mind
to

POSSESSED
dominant
has
more

FACT
and Oh

^in

sleep, is stilled. might


mind
"

The then express

be-all that
we

subconscious
learn in I
a

full sway.
of this

sub-conscious

our

Now,
hiB mind delicate
and the

then

^what such

waking hours ! sought to do was


that it the
was

to
on

get
die

into

condition
between
: :
"

balancing
imconscious

point
states

conscious while

^allthe

his
the
a

"upper"
record

mind

in mess^cs.

condition I
was

to

keeping interpret
to

"under"

mind's
of

wanted

get

concrete

what

from
center.

the

mental

reservoirs

being brought up or mind-storage


of
nouncement an-

My
my

to give a public demonstration plan was theory, and accordingly the following appeared in the local press :

The

Conquering Chief,

EXPERIMENT

IN

PSYCHOLOGY
October
so

Friday Evening, PSYCHIC


An

ARTS

AUDITORIUM

ezperltnent in practical psycholo^ have in an vriU be made, to a attempt the demonstrate deeper man young Mind" its Creadvo of the Hmnan powers Ability and
In wfll the deliver Genius of
an

Qualities. Inspired
Orator he

role
the

lecture

THE

CREED

OF

THE

CONQUERING

CHIEF

been before like it has Nothing ever vancement adtried. interested in the Everybody of Psychic Research is invited.

Immediately I began
man's mind for of the
test.

to

prepare It was

the
not to

youog

be

an

the h}rpnotism4 for in that state untary subject docs only what the operator directs : volis for the time action being suspended. full mental control to leave My experiment was What I sought to accomplish to the young man. mind" "imder to bring the subconscious was or into unustially close conscious with touch the

illustration

powers

of
came

mind.
to

evening and X him instructed let his mind and to thought be directions. receptive to my They were purely and "suggestion" as generally understood were along the following lines :
He
my

study

evety

10

The

Creed

of
an

"You

arc

to

appear
You
will

before will

audience

on

Friday
collected.
will be

Evening.
You
no

be
in

calm,
manner.

cool

and
You

be

poised
nor

have

hesitation

fear.
are

You
to

will

master
on
as

of the
the the

situation.

You

advance

forward

stage, easily, thoughtfully and


tones

quietly,
beautiful
are

of

your
"

favorite
reach
"

"

the

Evening
the

Sjrmphony
for
"

to

feel the old

thrill of ambition

You you. the sense of You


are

greatness,

desire

leadership.
often
you

to

let your thoughts soar ^you have in tiie quiet of your home. Now

done
are

this

to

give
and of
are unre^

actual feel.
your
to

utterance

to
to

what
aware,

you in
more

see
a

and

hear way,
you

You

are

be

general
this
:

surroundings.

But

than

let your strained."


"You
are

subconscious

mind

hold

forth

inspired lecture "THE THE CHIEF". CREED OF CONQUERING that You command to say everything at your are this subject if you has a bearing on wish, quote from other thinkers along this line. Understand this audience the subject to address are on "-you ''The Creed of the Conquering Chief".
to

deliver

the

"

"You

will become
will the ^the
create

fired

with

Ambition

"

^your

brain

underlie
"

rules which principles and of quest Conphilosophy of the Creed of WINNING in every Art mate legitiof

phase
the human from
are

life.

You

are

to

remember

that

mind,
to

creates

You

consciousness

spark glowing in it, works. time to time, superhuman betow level of the sink ordinary and draw rich thoughts from out
divine

The

Conquering

Chief.
are

11

You intellectual storehouse. your and wUl that this treasure is to come

to

believe
your

within

reach." "You
are

to

deliver

the

inspired lecture

**8tt|f

0m2i

of tift"Simiptrrttt0 (t\^V.

And

so

I instructed

him

each

evening"

clearly,

that it was see forcefully, directly. I could that a glow in men's sinking in. There's eyes will observe if only one tells rare tales closely. His of what the subconscious telling me were mind evening was accumulating. By Wednesday I knew estimate that his could fairly well or brain was quickening for the birth of the oration. in this "under For down mind" wonderful things often It take place, of which not are we aware.
"

"

"

knows,
mind-life record
which
new

sees,

hears,
I
to

thinks

and rises
the
to

creates

a we

vast
can

which
was

seldom
make

where of

it.

form

inspiration
let out

loosened values.

his

sub-conscious

gates
curious
filled the

Friday evening a somewhat and intelligent friendly audience


The
room

On

though
torium. Audi-

young
rear

man

came

to

me

in

retiring
the and the

at set
"

the for

of

the

stage
He
to
me

shortly
was

before

time
at
ease

the

lecture.
eager

controlled with

and

seemed He

experiment.
much of

assured

go ahead that he

had
a

done

active
gems

thinking and
diflFerent sub-conscious of "food

had

picked
was

from his

sources.

up But
to

number
he also
up

believed
a

mind for

give

rich amoimt

thought".

12

The

Creed

of

The

Conquering

Chief.

At audience
I

the

time and
to

announced,

stepped
my

before
and there

the
what

briefly

outlined
I the of What human Creativeness

plan,
that

hoped
of

demonstrate.

stated
brain

were

ways much

stimulating degree

or

Mind
was

to

greater

than

erally gen-

practiced.
was

was

universally
find the This form

needed
for his

that

each

individual
lock.

key
voung
or

peculiar
when

sub-conscious stimulated

man;
was

by

certain

music,
of

aroused,
power.

mentally,
It
was

to

high
the

degree
so-called
the

mental

practically
was

tion" ''inspirafine

which of
on

said
for audience

to

explain
the
utmost

flights

genius. the

asked
the

consideration retired.

part

of

and

The

exquisite began
of
the

harmonies and
the young

of
man

the

Evening
advanced the
:

Syror
to

phony
center

the

stage.

Gradually
this address

tones

died

away

and

he

began

THE
OF

CREED
THE

CONQUERING

CHIEF

As

delivered

by the Inspired Orator

''Tk^

World who hove

JRemtmb^s

only
it,**

Those

Conquered

THE

CREED

OF

THE CHIEF.

CONQUERINO

Behold
of
men.

address

this

message

to

the

hearts

I shrine

call

you

fearlessly
you

to

look

upon your
-

the ambition which

mner

wherein
"

hold

dear
life
to

of is

ambitions

that than

guarded
your in your

secret

nothing
"

less

desire

BE
"

SUPERIOR
^to

to

be and

supreme

life-sphere

be

inant dom-

TO
"

LEAD. ^it is your

In

short

self calling
in this other

for

QUEST. CON-

I know the

my

own

heart traits

respect.
men's I

I know hearts.

fundamental

of
my I talk

Unafraid,
which laws.
come

express
me.

self.
of

speak
You

that

is within I
to set

natural,
instinct.

inexorable will

forth with

my much

own

agree

that

say. which
prise sur-

If

advance
"

opinions
you

and
never

tenets

you^

which

have "cut

thought
"

of

fore"whic be-

possibly

in"

then

ask

you:

^Why
which

should
most
men

be

shackled
allow
to

by
hold
I not

the them

cottony
in these

bands

everlc^tsamer gos-

ing subjectionf
threads sentiment which
scatter
me

Why

may

dispel
and

of foolish
a mere

tradition breath

maudlin

of
and
that

intellectual

effort will
Go of with

to
an

the

skies

with

Open

Mind,

the which

spirit
you

investigation;

frankly

admit

18

The

Creed

of
a

know
your
"

exists
own

and

stands

as

heart-deep

law

of

hopes
"""""""

in this world.

am

to

speak

to

you

of

the

Creed

of

the

quering Con-

Chief. I and Science Philosophy, Nature draw shall lessons along this line, and deduct will find that foundation certain principles. You and Conduct into a code of Thought they combine "1. From which
must

characterize
the

the

person

who

is to
in the

actually demonstrate
title of this lecture. It is not
my
to

idea

contained

intentioft
him

to

set
runs

forth

views

that

will
to

appeal
who

"who

and

reads," but

him

stops
well

and the

thinks.

cept Acthoughts that follow. that are none diametricallyopposed to your nor merely upon deepest beliefs reject any sentiment, guess-work, or unwarranted prejudice. If in your Test and weigh, apply and observe. best judgment can finallygive it the stamp you of approval and by 2q)pn)val,Imean the decision Ponder
"
"

that you

it is based choose.

upon

Natural

Law

"

^then

use

as

There

is

nothing novel
From into the
moment

or

new man a

in

the

idea

of

Conquest.
vital powers

first calls his


for he breath
at

action

in

gasp

birth,

on

for breath
"

through the ere passing


the

years

until the
next

again
state

gasps

into

of

being

^he confronts

constant

necessity of conquest.

It is instinctive

and

incessant.

The

Conquering
well, before

Chief,

19

"2.
have of
a

It will be
clear

this

needless

understanding of will subject. This misconception and


:

going further, to the exact meaning foreguard against


bias. Note these

definitions Creed:
"

^A
;

definite
an

summary

of

what

is believed

exposition of important points, in Science, Religion, Conduct. as Conquering : ^The act of subduing or coming overtain obto gain or Power; by Mental the Victory. inent emChief: ^A Commander; principal or most in any quality or action ; having the
" "

most

influence.

Will the An

you

imderstand,
Chief"

then, that
is to be
:

the

"Creed

of

Conquering

investigation into

the

art

of

oyercoming

tory VicPower, and gaining the Oreat by Mental portant through wplication of definite and imscientific Imes of Human the Conduct"
inent ''em"

resulting in the
in

Commander;
most

exerting the
live in
the
as are an

person influence." of

*3.
There of
man

We
is not
now,

society. rugged, vital, aggressive type


Members
as

artificial state

of old.

of the civilized it were,


man.

social

order

emasculated,
with the

if We

parison comsee

is made

natural

all effiminacy on foppery, vanity, and attitude, a silly manner is a fawning There clothing,and a sinking of individuality. There is
a

sides.
of

fading
the

away

of the

steel and

sinew

whi^

xmit

old-order

gqwi4 type

of l^s^der.

20

The

Creed

of

risingupof organizations,combines etc ; there is the "lodge" and "linked-together-formutual-protection" fraternal clans. Everywhere is a lack of "I" and the strengAthe "we". sapping dependence upon Let a man ^vibrant and pulsopenly stand out ating with ^boldlyexpressing a rugged, egoism vital self-hood self sufficiency and a dominant what and happens? Just this: the gaping, undued ^the subreliant, unaggressive, conquered mass
is a
"
"

There

"

"

Crowd

"

follow
cannot

him rise to

with

their

terrier-

yelping.
*4.
must

They

equal dominance.

The
pay

calumny,
to

price that every Conquering Chief for is the the prominence envy, the attack lower down. by the hordes
brain and
nerve

It calls for masterful

and

manner

stay there
Few

"

at

the

forefront.

for the
It is

the stamina people can summons perilous position of Leadership. tfie high art of Conquest. you
master

required

Can

it?

If you could silently, clearly,peer quietly, into the hearts of the sad failures in life ^ifyou
"

*S.

could
secret

once

learn
men

the
women mass

never-revealed who of
in

sombre
serve as

of

and

the wall

back-ground
whidi
sets

merely humanity
"

^the

dark
the that

forth

added
"

brilliance
in

splendor
closed
"

of

the

successful

^THERE,
the Tale

chamber,

would

be

read

of FEAR

cringing, hesitating, shrinking, servile

COW-

a"dice:.

22

The

Creed

of

foundation absolute
hard but the
to
one

analysis,synthesis, imagination and elimination of opinion and It is Self. tell which of these four is most important, in particular represents the sum total of
"

diflference
The

between

scientific and

unscientific

in the untrained man, average of thinking when he approaches scientific method

method.

problem,
the

allows

himself of his

to

sway

and

stagger

under habit

influence

opinion, prejudice,bias,

ignorance. Science on die other hand, mits deals with nothing but facts, has no opinions, adno personal habit, prejudice, eliminates possible atom, deals in analyzes to the smallest fact only, and admits nothing as a fact unless it stands the test of ice cold reasoning and logic." Read Get it well into your that again. ner manof handling matters; Know clearly what this The Scientific metbDd of thought is. Conquering Chief refuse either must to something assume ^and that does not exist, or to be blinded by bias
and
"

thus
upon

be

led

to

lines

of action

which

are

not

based

EXISTING

FACTS.
master

The method

foregoing yields the


to
nor

first

analysis of the scientific great principle:

Resolve sentiment discover that. *9.


more.

the

neither swayed by feeling, but guesswork, always seek to LAW and act underlying upon

be

Man But

has
never

lived
has

ten

thousand succeeded

he

and years in defeating


"

the

action be

of natural
sure,

law.

To

be

has

greatly changed existing

The

Conquering
some or

Chief.
law
the
was

23

conditions
"

in which

natural

acting
of that with

^and

so

arrested,
has

intensified combined
a new

action
one

law.

He

perhaps
secured
the
a

law

another
"10. that

and

so

result.
Chief action
must
"

Now,
is

Conquering
rule of

realize
a

there
"

natural

definite

"cause"
men

desired ^preceding every search for the underlying law

Result.
"

and Lewis.

"Big obey it.


One

They
of the

think, then

act,"
be

says

St. Elmo Natural

first very is, that there can

principles in
no

effect

Philosophy produced, without


of it.

there

being

Cause

(law)

in back

always seek for the imderlying Law, Cause produce or or Starting Point if you would of merely reading If instead Effect. desired any what I say here, and passing it by ^you will begin achieve wonders. this principle,you to USE can field of It has a tremendous bearing in EVERY
Therefore,
"

human
*1L

endeavor.
You
a

know
way,

that

switch

certain

if you turn it will throw the and wreck into it. the

railroad

oncoming
You know

into a siding express that if you put your be burned. You know
"

finger
that the

fire, it will

if you

jump
your

off bones

high building down


will be broken.
are

to

pavement,

These

mechanical

and

physical

laws.

They
finds
out

have what The


ten

chooses.

Man always existed. then they are, and possibilityof wireless

gradually
uses as

he

telegraphy
it docs
now.

existed

thousand

years

ago,

as

24

The

Creed

of
the

But know

man

did
how
to

not

then

know
the

law.

He

did not

initiate

required
you

Cause.

"12. of Cause

I want this

to have

consider

then, the

alogy an-

rather
as
"

and

Effect,

Chief Conquering Right at this moment want problems which you advantage to yourself. You
want want

uninteresting analysis of it applies to the Creed of the in general. to success your confronted are by you
to

solve

to

the

best

Success. You
want

You
want
a

want

Ability.
You
one an

You
want

Money.
You will

Influence.

Culture.
If you

hundred
to

begin
will that will into

at

once

things. observe, investigate,


find
out:

test,
the You

analyze and
that
can

endeavor

to

What I

is

Law

yield
Law
secure

the

next

result

want?
it into

find
you go

and
the

by putting
Effect

operation
I cannot in any

the

details of

desire. you using this Law


use

wish particular way you only give you the principle. It your
own

to

it ; I you, the

can

is

for

in

individual THEM.

way,

to

discover

details,

and

COMBINE

the Scientific method ing, of thinkKnowing and using Natural the first essenLaw, are tials, of superior qualities. But then, of the man be the ability to APPLY balancing these, must this

*13.

method,
and

or

as

we

term

it
"

you

must

have in
a

POWER,
moment.

this

subject
mind
see

will

consider

The

petty, narrow

only close
results.

at

hand

"

immediate

connections
sees

and

The

broad,
and
re-

philosophic mind

in the

far expanse

The

Conquering

Chief.
AS
for

25

mote

results, relations, rewards,


AT HAND. view

WELL

AS

CLOSE

Demand

yourself the
considers all in the
eras

broad-gauge
human

-point

which

relations

and

achievement

and

lightof world-processes.
"14. Before the

advent

of

steam

railways,
mobiles automan

electric

was

and transportation,flying machines the average and ocean greyhounds supposed to be familiar with conditions
"

proximat ap-

15 miles

from
a

where

he

lived. and
more.
"

Today
Don't
the

men

know

thousand 15-mile

miles

stay in the
thousand

t)rpe of
"

Mind

mand de-

mile

radius

the

Open

Mind.

*15.

assume

you
a

are

listening to
in your

this

ture, lec-

because
urges you
up

there's the

spark

breast
to
a

which

"ambition

route",

position
to
come

wouldn't chieftainship. You here unless you were interested Ae Conquering Chief. Boldly do I proclaim that you and
want.

of

bother in the

Creed

of

have
what

the

tunity oppornow

the

And wants,

to power you then, with more greater and have the power to gain them you

attain

liant bril-

and

so

mount

indefinitely.
Understand Great
men :

"16.

Great insure

Men Great
"

balance
Men.
an

Great

Deeds;
Great

Deeds
are

not
sea

race-apart
life"

exceptional
loose
once

drop
in
an

from
era.

the

ot

dropped

Great EXPANDED.

Men

are

little

men

INTENSIFIED"

26

The

Creed

of
little
one

Just
has
been

as

big bubble
Ibsen

is

into

which

breath As

increased
says

energy.

"17.
"If
we

in "Human the
we

take of

(speaking
NO
EVERYDAY REAL

qualitiesas great men)


tilie enormous
DIFFERENCE PEOPLE

Quintessence" : point of departure


can

discover,
BETWEEN

withstandi not"

variations

of talent

and

GREAT

MEN,
and

but

only
The

dissimilarity in gradations qualitieswhich give such men


over

degree. their superiority

others HUMANITY. the human


same

are,

in their

TO

ALL

roots, COMMON They are, in the main


which have

points,
for
the

as

those
as a

secured
individual

being position in planetary offshoots they bloom


express
or a

species, his privileged


But
rare

life. with

in the

themselves
or

here
a more

in

mightier will feeling."


"18.

intensity. They clearer mentality a refined and complex


have
the The

your

Grasp the FACT make-up, EVERY


the

here ONE
man

you of

within

and
to to

traits which which


a

great
one

has.

qualities degree
forces
is

you

develop and
extent

very

great
The

apply of your
Chief
"

these
own

choosing,
successful
rises

"19. leader the crowd You


"

Conquering
man
"

the

^the great But average.

is cine who

above the

he

is not

separated from
To what

by

yawning
the

abyss.

have raise

endowment.

degree
back and

will you "20. down


on

it?
to
"

Remember,
your

falter,hesitate, and

plans

^to

give

up

"

^to weaken

The

Conquering
rend asunder

Chief.
the

27

Itmly quit, is
within Make
for well them. When you.

to

conquest

power

great
your

plans

"

but

forever

their within

consummation power them. of

fight forward Make plans at first Do accomplishment. degree


you
"

Surmount
you the

have up It

risen which It steels

^view
come.

from It It stills in-

aloft
creates

incline confidence.

have

develops
the

courage.

power. sinews for

greater
"

effort.

Then

try

the

CONQUER things.
the

gradually brave steeper ascents Dominate. Gk) upwards. larger task. the big reach until you and master will assay Some career day in your you
"

Grand

Crowning Up, with clear sight, sure adequate ability, grip, unfailing energy.
For "21.
us: so

^your Life's in Life. Achievement Ascent


"

Ambition:
up

your you

go, steps, iron

do

Ae

World's
in his

Great

rise.
way,

Emerson,
search which
or

clear, precise
and
so

tells

"Life is
element
is
no

for Power;
ihe earth in which

this

is

an

with

is

saturated

there
"

chink
no

crevice

it is not

lodged

seeking goes unrewarded/* of the word You should interpret his use ence, "Power" as meaning an intangible force, influmedium which can man or "something" of to attain his legitimate control and make use goals.
that

honest

"22.

It is here

that
our

want
as

to

introduce
:

other an-

clement

of

Creed

follows

28

The

Creed

of
ever use now

All and

the

Power

you

can

ezuts

awaits
You

your
will

intelligent mastery.
get inspiration from
this
gem

"23.

by

William

Ellery Qianning:
POWER.

"The universal.
more,

Passion
The

for child

Power
never

is

one

of and

the

most

exults

rejoices
of power
new manding com-

than

when

it becomes

conscious

by overcoming
ends. Power

difficulties, or
is the chief element
nature.

compassing
of all the It enters into

all of

the

qualities of our higher virtues

into

; it enters

ual intellectance utter-

eminence.
which

of thought and It is power immortalizes the products of


various kinds of
power

genius.
it is

"There
our

are

which

fast. and hold duty to covet, accumulate the most First, there is an inward ious precpower, of all possessions ; of power ourselves, over to stand trial, to bear suffering, to front power ever follow convictions, howto our danger; power of calm resisted by menace scorn or ; power in
seasons

reliance

of

darkness

and

storm.

Athe

gain there
power
presses

by

is power which the

over

outward

things,
over

mind
the

triumphs
subtilest fire and
a

matter,

into

service

and
steam

strongest
its ministers, the the

elements, makes
rears

winds,
the

the makes

city, opens

path through
blossom
as

ocean,
rose. are

and
These

wilderness

glorious prize them too

of power, distinctions of forms

especially the first,


our

race,

nor

can

we

highly/'

30

The

Creed

of
"

"25.
and
WILL
measure

Men
far
as

are
we

not
can

equal
now
as

^never

have
"

been"
NEVER
into
"

so

determine ambition free will

BE. of
be
a

So

long
and the

enters

the

man,
"

and

exists,
There

^there
be

will
the

leaders and

followers. small.

will

great,
any

Socialisms,
men

and
never

other

plan of making
the the
test
same

stand

of

time.

If

Utopias, equal ^will to-day you


"

should
men

place
who
are

opportunity before
the

two

night, and the other sleeps until that one rises at six while nine what the next becomes of your morning advance, not by the levelling? Nature secures reduction level, but by the of all to a common and conservation of what is best.'' encouragement By a strange coincidence, within a few hours after finding the above, I picked up current a desk. In magazine which had just reached my
at
"

will be equals, what I will let Prof. Tyndall tell you : to he equals ''Suppose two men

result?

it I read:

J. P. Morgan, King. "J"


kinds P* of

Morgan
rulers
or

was

king.
One

There kind

are

two

of

men.

is chosen

by
the in

heredity
same

the of

ballot; the
natural which
a an

other

kind that oak

bv holds

process
"

selection
the

nature

^the process by tallest, a bull strongest,

becomes

bird

swiftest. of

"Democracy
tunities; it
To the end tivelv ''A
can

is

only

affair
a

never

be

equal opporof abilities. levelling


we

of the human
to
a man

drama
forth
our

shall instinc-

continue

put

king

is

with

kings. that secret; mysterious

The

Conquering
that makes
to

Chief.
him
a "

31

sometfiing in him
causes o

master
* *

and
"

Aers

to

be
men

glad
raised

serve.

The

real rule of of
men

will

composed to tilings
*26.
other

always be a theocracy, of by the nature up

command/'

Out
section

of for

this
our

thought
Creed
:

we

may

weave

an":

Success
man's

and

conquest
efforts Permanent artificial

comes

individual
exerted.

only from each santly wisely, swiftly^ incespower


cannot

be
men.

acquired by any

plan
to

of

levelling
can

Only

as

you

hue

closely
which

Nature's

pkn
you

of

encouragmg

that

is best,

reach

supremacy* "27. viduoV\


I wish I

Gerald

Stanley
"CROWDS"

Lee

wrote
a

great book.

It is called

Book

for

the Indir

VIDUALS"A "28.
their

might stop and write a book: Book for the Crowd".


weaves masses.
a

"INDI^

Lee, in his book,


"

mind-gripping
He
their
talks

stoiy of crowds

people in
their

of

goals, deals their methods. He with where they are going; how they are going; what they are after; how they are they are trying to get it ; and how trying to express themselves. stand. underBut always as the "crowd", the mass,
machines,
It is in bulk
a
"

ambitions,

sort

of socialistic ebb and flow

interweaving of
of the

men as

Hit

multitude

they

surge

along through

life.

32

The

Creed

of
a

"29.
a

crowd
down Not of that

represents
the the

pulling
any but

dominant

levellingof men of 2l lowering


"
"

leaders.

masterful
the he

man

has

mitted com-

crime

against
because

laws

of

created
the
we
can

ings be-

"

simply
to

is above "If
we

mass,
not can-

do

they
down

seek

pull
you
we

him
are,

down.

get up
you

where
to

mayhap
is the

pull
of the

where

are"

attitude

crowd.
In other

words,
of the law

the

social
where

leveller's ideal
active

is the

annihilation

every-

and
"

alwayssurvival

has-been-active
of the "30.

of LEADERSHIP

superior.
Is the

grand forest giant that towers above the others healthy by twenty or thirty feet, an unthe ? Is it a blot upon principle in nature Is it an illustration of an surrounding forest?
unfair "31. turf
law? Is the

shining, quivering, energy-charged


out-distances all other natural

-king, that unhealthy and


represent
fine
pacer

blue-bloods,
Does he

against
turned
the

law?

Nature with

against herself?

This

bination step, the better comand opposition of muscle, and the evener of energy the bone of use superior balance ^is it an illustration of any against bit principle
"

swifter

"

unfair

to

other

horses

"32.
the We

And

yet the
*'He down

"crowd"

would
are

pull down
not

Leader.
want

him

is great; we us." with

THAT

great. IS THE

PRINCIPLE

RAMPANT

TODAY.

The

Conquering
it must
act

Chief.
the Law of the

33

'*'33.

Against
And
in bulk

Gm-

quering Chief.
"34.
so,
"

instead
rather

of would

the

development
up

of and

Crowd,

I raise

here for

there, that
"

individual

who
"

is endowed for

macy supre-

for

leadership
are

command.
who raise

To

be

sure

there

"natural"
are

leaders also other


is

selves. them-

But" there
souls who if the

finely endowed
to

plan

opened
THE
a

them,

MAKE

QUICK
"35.
CroWd. draw
an

STRIDES Oh
"

TO

GOAL.

! I would ^and scatter


them

write

book

for the

VIDUAL INDIthe

it broadcast
over

through
Let work in

Let

ponder
Let and There the

it.

them
upon

conclusions. individual here

lessons

another
are a

there few

that bering slum-

motley gathering.
in breasts

sparks
which

which

await

the

touch

of hidden

ambition brook
no

to

fire them

with

an

energy

would

resistance.

*"""""""

fundamental failure of humanity so far is self-assertion" says a clear thinker. "Everything in a social machine, if it is a machine that really works, is based the profound upon and special study of the individual."
The

"36.

^The

Creed
of such I

of
a

phase
*37.

Conquering study.
in the

the

Chief

is

one

believe

intense

culture

of

the

individual.
The mammoth away is the chrysanthemum from the plant all other result buds

of

cutting

34
and
force

The

Creed

of
whole

shoots, and
into the
one

that flooding

plant's life"

magnificent bloom.
in this

"38.
ttaL and
to

I believe I believe in

applied to the individeliminating surrotmding clods


as

clods

and

worthless
as

material.
the

If

you

wish

interpret me
crowd
"

saying

"side-tracking of
that
it will

the

that

demonstrates

NOT

grow"
mAss.

all

right
in the
man

I believe

who

forget
among the

ahead

of

the

I believe
I seek I
can

in the

forest

king
for

men.

the

high altitudes.
open

claim
conquer.

the

road

great

soul

that

do

not

believe

In

organization
"

as

effected

today.
I do others
I do
"

not
^as

believe

in

allying one's
labor tmionism and

powers

with

individuals. believe
in
a

not

that would
"

shackle that would


I

individual

power of

effectiveness for

kill off the


any
on a

opportunity
level.

leadership.
men

abhor life

clique
tmif
orm

miscellaneous

who

want

My ideal is a picture of energy-charged youth, readiing for the stars : heart afcune, mind aglow, body aquiver. the open Give road, minus a me yoke, that I
"39.
may my
to
run own

to

the

limit

of

my

endowments

and

and
to

Allow me willingness to conquer. price for the jewel of power" pay my own I am buy just as brilliant a gem as willing exchange personal effort for.

inner

The

Conquering Chief.
ahcadness-of-thc-crow"L

35

"40.
"

I want
"""""""

"41.
races

The of
men

torches

of

past

civilizations

and

still stand

this to light forward still rise high enough to GREAT MEN simply THE If tiie crowd be levelled
so

high enough to cast a day. These pillars that tell of long dead ages are
OF
"

THOSE

ERAS. would

had

its way low, with

its life record its

pulled down, that the would have long since


view.

Conquering Chiefs turning rim of the world blotted its history from our light aloft"
that clutters
cannot

Begin high-force from

"42.

to

raise

your

your paA the


"

own scum

feet as you progress your will not face upward. It which Get
your

^those who

and

is the
the
out

liiw
of
on

of

life

"

^the

principles upon
this

forest

king rises aloft.


Crowd.
Do
a

the

mind from

pattern

that

by making deliberatelyrises

aloof "43.
"

that

crowd. of the

This

is the law

Conquering

Chief.

"""""""

"44.

Inasmuch
of the your

as own

you

are

here

listeningto
choice, I
at

this lecture
shall

free consider

will and
even

take

time

to

greater

length, this crowd-principle. The idea of Conquest in the personal realm the Law it the of Leadership ^also links with existence of the ''mass'^ or multitude. Its oppo" "

36

The

Creed

of
:

site is the

hum-drum
dominated infers who fuller

thousands

shifting, drifting,
here

swayed
"45.
another in

and
It

followers. there
to

that

is

man

and

there
to
a

rises

order

supremacy. understanding for you


must

Hence,

attaining
some

your
of
man.

position of command,
the

know the

characteristics
This is in order

which that

typify
you may

crowdthe
as

escape

life, as negative influence in your own apply them as required. positively


"46.
Gustave The Le

well

great

analyst of
:

the
a

Crowd-man,
part of
a

Bon,

says

"Man,

as

titude, mulsame

is
man as an

different being very isolated individual.

from
His

the

conscious

individualityvanishes in the unconscious ality personother characteristics of the crowd. Among their infinitecredulity, note of crowds, we must and their short-sightedexaggerated sensibility, ness their incapacity to respond to the influand ence of reason". is just a way This of stating that you must
stand
groups,

alone lose

if

you

are

to

conquer.
see

Men

in
an

individuality. They
narrow,
or

from

exaggerated, not They can before acting.


"47.
Let
a

unbalanced
not
use

viewpoint.
reason

do

deliberatt

leader, charged

with

magnetism

influence) stand before such a crowd, throw and out stirring sentiments, and over the gathering he spreads a tle psychological man(the
art

of

which

carries

them

off

their

feet; it freezes
benumbs
reason.

self-control,deadens

judgment,

38

The

Creed

of
all of

ninglv wrought
that
nas

and
man's

ingeniously ocmstructed
steps
across

marked

the

pages

history. It has reared art, produced marvels


"52.
races

temples, created
mechanic.
reverse,

beautiful

Also,
into

on

the

it has

stampeded
FOK

annihilating conflict.
workman

This
HIMSELF.

great tool the

KAKE8

"53.
of your reward. Man chooses.
at

There life
an

is the

collossal and

fact which of
success

makes
a rare

opportunity
make himself

can

into

whatever

he

The
"

rough metal
and

for this tool is man's and


uses

birth

^he makes

molds

it

as

he

chooses.

"54.
himself

The
out

great
of

man

is the

man

who

makes

As an3rthing he finds at hand. Lee do it, he makes cannot puts it: '7/ success make success failuredo it. If he cannot express the greatness of the vision that is in him, he makes failure express if\ But always does there go into his plan of action the of stream conquest--4ie lives and
moves

in

sea

which

floods
am

his the

consciousness power of

always with

the

belief: "I

complishme ac-

'1 will win.'* "I demand

conquest
ask how
me

of

myself."
are emerae

"55.
and massr*

If you 7vhen and


"

:"Who
do

the great

men^

they
to

from

the
:

I will ask

you

listen to Nietzsche

The

Conquering Chief.
"

3ff

"The
up

man i^reat

a
a

man

whom

Nature
"

has

built

grand style ^What is such man? of action, First, in his general course a his consistency is so broad that its to owing it can be surveyed only with difficidvery breadth the ty, and consequently misleads; he possesses WILL OVER HIS capacity of EXTENDING
GREAT and
most

and

mvented

in

STRETCHES

OF
all small

LIFE,

and

of

pising des-

rejecting
and

beautiful
may

"divine"

there
er,

them. be among harder, less cautious and

things, whatever things of the world Secondly, he is cold^ more free from the

to fear of 'public opinion," If he is unable his lead, he walks alone ; in his dealings with men His aim is to make one something out of them. in consists will something this: to greatness thereto." great, together with the means

"The
over a

great

man

is

conscious

of

his

power

people, and the fact that he coincides temporarily with a people or with a century. " " " The object is to attain that enormous model of the man can energy of greatness which the future by means of discipline."

Conquering Chief must be the acquirement of that huge ability or energy, of forth such capable putting a preponderance
of power
or

"56.

The

aim

of

the

from

within, that

he

will not

be

sway^
of

influenced There
are

by

powers still certain


as

the

external. tremendous
the

forces

Nature,
master.

such

the

cyclone,
man

stroke, the earthquake, which


But made
there
are

lightning's acknowledges
over

lesser

forces

which

he

has

himself

Chief.

40

The

Creed

of weighty warning
Haddock
who
says
:

*S7.
given

In

this

connection

Is

by

the

great

thinker
a

"Personal

life is

play between
within the

the
central

powers

without, and
of Will. Personal
powers And
set

the powers Life


or
^

tion func-

ends rises

in
to

subjection
mastery
to
over

to

such them,"
want
:

ternal ex-

before

I analyzing this principle, essential Power end that


our

to

down The

another

Creed for

pathway to vigilance, to the


weak tendencies
to

calls your

everlasting*
own

natural

yielding
"58.
know

their

be overcome may solicitations.

by

never

The

it, is
to

history of the human race record of one long, unbroken


rise to mastery
come over

as

we

man's

struggle
Man

external

has of the

up

from various

the

brute.
of

powers. From the

study
Science
more

earth's
us

stages
the

formation.
runs

tells

that

life

on

planet
of years.

back

than

six thousand
man
"

millions

"59.
"

When Nature

first confronted
there

ment his environ-

^back

in

the

midnight

of

of the first faint trace history, when forever Mind (that which impassably separates from the realm of brute us creation) ^when the of gray first faint streaks were beginning to modify the hitherto black night of livingthings with still fought like beasts and back there men human
" "

beasts.
This
was

his

initial
over

nation striving to acquire domiexternal


powers.

and

conquest

The "60. The

Conquering
ally
means was

Chief.
the

41 hurled defense.

first

club, the
and

rock, and
"61. As

similar
the

of

offense

ginnings history'sbegray-black of human assuming the delicate rose-tint of was Sie dawn, man was acquiring still more sway constructed He external a place of over powers. since habitation and made tion self-protecweapons is the first law of created life. So the tale of triumph runs. life has Personal come acquiring more through the ages, ever up reach to a control, and extending the individual's First it was over widening sphere of mastery.
"

other

creatures

; then

it

was
"

the

Elements

; then
a

it

was

travel
"

and

continent

^the

the navigation sending of messages

crossing of
with
or

out with-

mechanical

connections;

the

conquest

of

the

air, etc.
"62. reached
"

And
the

there

is

still another

goal

to

be
to

Mind,
"63.

from Mind sending of Thought without intervening physical agent. any

fought like beasts has gone. We live in the great Age of Mind when Mental The Forces an era reign supreme. Qiiefs the successes to-day great Conquering the men of great mind-power. are

The

day

when

men

"

"

"

From

this
as

we :

may

draw

brief

rule

for

our

Creed

follows

Mind-power
mastery.
be made
"

is

to-day
that you

the your with

sole
own

measure

of shall

Resolve
to work
"""""""

Brain

for

all its

might.

42

The

Creed

of
thfc
:

*64.
at
aome

The

other

day

I read

light is ';A11

into flame ; in the same point condensed The into man. epoch is condensed every way God man having expired, the epoch is dosed the page. different These turns periods, \duch points. we name epochs, have all their dominant What is that dominant point? Is it the head that
"

wears

crown,

or
an

is

it the

head

that

bears ideaf

thought?
*65. Do
you

Is it

aristocracy, or
this for

is it

an

Answer
see

yourself.
the power

in which

direction
man

lies ? ? ?
AN THE

"66. IDEA" SPIRIT *67. it is


up
or an

It's and OF
a

with
Brain

the
to

WHO
it"

HAS
AND IT
on
a

nurture

CONQUEST
pathway
on

TO
never

PUT
runs
are

OVER. level
"

Life's
incline

which

you

either

climbing

What of the is the secret slipping down. down? than art UP, rather of always GOING In "Thus I find this : Spake Zarathustra" "And this secret spake Life herself unto me, I
am

'Behold
"

that

which

mtist

ever

surpass

self/ it-

From

which
:

flashes

out

broad

declaration

of

conquest

Always
I must

will

I strive

to be

greater than
In each

am.

SURPASS

MYSELF.

ive success-

act, test, encounter,


GREATER what I I
am
am

than
now;
now.

in but

the in an

thought, I will BE one previous. I am


hour I must
must

be MORE I
exert

than MORE

In

everything

POWER

TO

SURPASS

MYSELF.

The

Conquering Chief.
the first aim;
This

43

"68.

Stirpassing of self is
of others of Emerson's
is tfic second.
**

passing sur-

is the

stance sub-

believes he has a Every man circle to the draw a greater possibility/' You the morrow, but on of your utmost abilityto-d3ay,
lo
"

you

must

still draw

one

outside

of that.

You

yourself. This is involved philosophy, bordering, perhaps, THINK! AND STOP mysticism. But" upon
nmst

surpass

"69. mandecT' self".


not
or

"IV^tever
says the

cannot

obey
writer
are

great
in life

itself is com"surpassing on
men

The

failures
not

the

who

could

would

obey

themselves

they became
to

They could not hold by others. tiie course They did not ; they lost their grip. hearts they would as they promised their own
commanded

do

do.

"70.
For

They
such

failed

to

surpass

themselves.
"

is the

nature
an

of
ever

obey
commanded "71. HIMSELF Consider

himself, in

things ^he widening


MUST others.

who way

not can"

is

by
The
"

others. Chief OBEY

Conquering
^ifhe

is to conmiand for
a

with THB

me,

moment:

MXNUTE
that

BUILDEBS.
I would have
you
:

"72.
into your From of
a man

It is here

work

plan
now

of action I
vow

this declaration I wiU

on

try to act the part


THAN I NOW

TEN

TIMES

BIGOEE
I construct

am;

for

by

so

doing,

greater powers

44

The

Creed

of
actually bnild
to
me

in my into

own a

brain
leader.

which

wUl

such

I refuse

longer

be

ed confinhave this from

walls which heretofore by the shadowy into a narrow me cramped sphere. From ''limit" is banished day forth the word my

mind* "73.
We What You build
you

and

are

architects
every
moment

of the

minutes.

ourselves
are

this minute

is the

result

of what of utes min-

you

were

that

building during the thousands already have passed.


you

What

will
what

be
you

in
are

minute
now,

from
what

now

pends deare

upon

plus

you

demanding that this present moment of shall add. around second the Every turn hand, arc building yourself anew ^are you you CREASING INchanging, altering, revising, remaking,
mentally
"

Just as surely as the pilot of a vessel his wheel and deliberately moves one swings way, the huge greyhound it the to the east or moves other and the setting sim, swings it toward way
"

"74.

and

so

pursues

his

course

as

he

elects, and

ly final-

reaching his port if ^justso can you


"

his

own

course

toward

any You

rect steering has been cordeliberately direct your goal.

"75.
for

utes. product of minEach minute is an opportunity to build QUEST. CONgrowth, advance, gain, supremacy,

repeat:

are

the

"

46

The

Creed

of

*78. "79.
earth
has
an

Be
The
as
we ever

BuUder

of of

Minutes.

story
read

man's
the

conquest
records trod have of
It

on

this

it in

the

past,

recurring similarity.
of
on. now men

self. repeats itcrust to


"

Hordes

have

earth's risen

passed heights and


Even
the
"

and

Civilizations

great

as

back upon gaze life and of these action of one great cycles and the Rise watch we on history's screen
we

at

sleep in silence. this late day can

Fall
that

of the

once-great
otiier

Roman

empire.
have

Back

of and

numberless

nations

risen

fallen.
We
"

think

we

have
rare

invented
Arts
"

wonderful And

^have

learned

^have

things nomenal produced pheyet the musty,


races

results.

We

have.

mystic symbols and traces of slumbering peoples us


"as of old". "80. done
say say

of
that

ancient have

tell them

known

The

sun

rises and And CONTINUE

sets

today.
DO SO-

It has
we

this for IT WILL


an

ages.

because

of this fact

TO
law.

We

it is
"

established
"""""""

Very
laws the
we

well,
are

then

"

^now

note to

one

of the
in the

central of

soon

able Chief.
come

deduct

Creed

Conquering
Men

"81.
lives

have

and

gone

"

^and

their

admit must as we yield certain laws which established, and ready to produce the same sults rewhenever the same tions or comparative condiare

present.

The

Conquering
you
a

Chief.

A7

stop-and-think, tific From who statement. one (pursuing the scienmethod of investigation) has cast personal He bias, sentiment, and theory to the winds. insight into the plan speaks solely from a master of If I could of action explain Conquerors. I do so. or reject his assertion, gladly would away But to establish clearest, coldest reasoning seems
I shall
now

give

sombre,

it

as

FACT. for the


you
one

And

as

part
of

of

our

creed

speaks be-

acceptance
as

"established

fact"
show

give to "Every
power.

follows: would

who

be

FREE the

must

his

Unalterable

remains

basis himself virtue

of all shall
mility ; hu-

He who exalteth earthly greatness. be exalted. Bravery includes every

And

crime." every in this Age of Mind


to
mean

you

must

understand
From

Bravery

MENTAL

courage.
:
"

this

rises another

Creed

axiom

mental Always own positively assert your of the dust nor authority. Be not a worm a and follower With yielder to others. ous, vigorclear, swift mentality openly assault tiie situations Remember that confronting you. main the difference the between submerged of millions and the risen leaders is largely one Brave And
cuts
our

Self-assertion.

again the shout of the grim philosopher hearing with this :


Wealth be

''Therefore, if you would conquer Power and Fame, must Honor, you
and Power cool.

and

practical
free, and

Only

the

powerful

can

be

is non-moral,"

48

The

Creed

of
masses an

"82.

The
"

strong
and
is He

man

his

combined
upon

energies

mental

physical, in
calm,
"

assault

difficulties.

cool,

concentrated,
of

scientific,swift
his best
"

and
in

sure

^a

living illustration

powers
"""""""

action.

of defense point I wish to make certain of my principles. I realize that they are not exactly in line with so-called "brotherly love", "golden-rule-ism," etc. "83. At this "84.
I say

this:

theories, assumptions based sentiment, upon


one

theological postulatlngs ; and "taken-for-granteds",


upon

"heart-work",
based
upon
a man

are

thing.
to

Scientific
Once

data
in lines solid
a

existing
ing is willun-

facts

is another. talk

while
of
upon

along the
:

cold-blooded,
established

colored
* "

reasoning
out

set

fact

worked "85.

with

deliberate

analysis.

position, Philosophy, as a phase of religious exhas tion) dealt largely (speaking by illustrathe with the golden hues of the fruit ; with But emotions awakened by the soulful music. Science has come along and cut the apple open

and has

dealt

with

the the

real

heart that

of
are

the
to

matter

"

^it

considered

seeds instead of

grow

other

apples.
the
out

Likewise,
harmonies

of

considering only
"

rich how
cause

the
per

music

it has in the

found ether

will

vibrations many these tones.

second

"86. Science

Philosophy
deals
with

deals cold

with fact.

"heart-stuff".

The

Conquering
I say:
"

Chief,
idea of

49

"87.
supremacy others
nature

And

so

The

individual

thought of personal triiunph, and the principle of rising above is just the illustration of a huge law of the survival of the fittest.
and

conquest

this

"

"

This world. "88.


of

is evident

in all branches

of

the

animal

"But",
and

say

the ethics of

heart-influenced
:

teachers that
not
quest con-

philosophy and
survival
a as

"The

reason

the

fittest
we

should
the

be

followed of
the

when principle,

reach that from

human

mind,
him

is because mankind

heights grand possession


the

"soul", separates
orders
such All
a

lower
of

and law."

warns

to

overlook

the

action

right then!
comes

They
in another

say

because

man

has

"soul", he

class

from

all other

living animals.
*89.
which
^

Well, what
is claimed animals and
the
as

is this so-called
the

"soul", then,
line between of
quest, con-

dividing
live
"

natural

which animal

do
man

out

the law is

^which

supposed

not

to

exemplify it?
"teachers" will

The

reply : "if is the imperishable


"
"

it is the man of the human person his Fire ^'himself* his spark from the Divine drop from the ocean of InfiniteLife" ^and that of thing. sort Allright,again ; admit this to be true.

part

"

"

"90.

Then

follow

its hard working upon basis ^swayed neither


"

Science, thought: and fast, sentiment-minus by emotion nor personal

this

50

The

Creed

of
following :/A^ first this planet run back

opinion, says and proves forms of organized life on to a form of shell fish.
"91. round
this

the

Gradually,
years

as

the

centuries

into

the

evolve more a starting point of the It passes from shell-form, complex form. ^the to that of the vertebrae (having a backbone it were). first foundation for Conquest-power, as and the centuries Then, ^ come go, it develops
"

background life began to

flung their of eternity,

the forms

four

footed

animals

and

reaches

the

lower

of

man-shaped

animals.
the
sense

so

Suddenly (not in far as time-period


with the
"

of

quick change
as

is concerned, of

but
a

ed contrast-

old order ^and there

animals)
on

leap forward
earth,
historic pre-

is made

stands

the

man.

"92.
our

This

IS

millions
a

of years

backward

from

day. compared

Again
with

jump
old
on

forward,
"

immeasurable
there

the
era

forms

and
"

begins
corded re-

that Third

wonderful Great

this

earth

^the so-called
enters

Year. the

It first

is here

there

history
Race
"

Dynasty
traces

of
man

the
as

Human
a man.

our

first definite
see

of

"93. millions

Now
of

this:
ago,

from

the

shell

life of tedious
on

years

through

all these

stages

of
to

through
IS does does
THE
"

progression and the man-giant of


DIVIDING LINE?
into
come

evolution

"

up

today:
At ? At

WHERE what what

soul"

evidence

point period
soul"

the animal

soul

transform

into "man

The

Conquering Chief.
of "soul'* is

51

"94.
But open

This

idea

something
and

that

is said-to-be;
it is not and

something
now,
nor

assumed
has it
ever

allowed.

been, broken

analyzed
be

and

terms.

Science found

soul

cannot

in concrete make-up shown cannot help us here, for the to be analyzed in a matter-

its

of-fact

way.

"95.
this

Well, what

am

getting at by
we

means

of
show

digression is this: since where the dividing line stands in this "soul" and region man of Conquest Law to using the
"

do between

not

animal

and and the

as

objection
survival

the

of

the
man

fittest has

been

based
such
a

upon

assumption
he has
as

of
a

being above
"

law, because

soul

^then
on

insist

an
as

animal

this
to

classifying man upon that so earth's crust, and


of his
he

far

his relation

others and

kind, he
"soul

is in the macy supre-

struggle for existence


and "96.

will

fight for

conquest
Understand

"

regardless of
this fact
with
:

science".

philosophy, ethics,
many

religions, clans, juggle


which
: a are

great
To
we

ideas trate illuswish way this

based of
mass
our us
"

upon of
own

assumptions.
the
to act
.

few
a

us

conceive
men

idea
in
a
we

that

to

move

certain

(naturally,for
"

profit)
we

So

get together
ible incontrovert"

^the few
that
to

of

^and

say:
or

"Assuming
not

and

be true
will
us

(whether

Science
mercy have upon

!
"

it to be prove "ill these other

so) ^why then, codes, which we


THE

worked

out,

BASED

UPON

INAL ORIGmust

ASSUMED

PRINCIPLES,

be

plaiQ as da/\

52

Thi

Creed

of
'net

""i

'Now,
Of

we'll

drawn
code.

in from
course

our just arrange the original assumed

results*, belief,into a
it,for it is

the

mass

must
our

accept
'first

logical when
which
we

tested

against

principles'

started

with."

principles"might, or might As I said, they were "assumed" be true. at not it is impossible the start without proof. Hence in a scientific (that is, demonstrable to call them true-to-fact way).
These "first "98.
creators
"

"97.

Now,
of
this

after

time

"

^after the
have

assumed
have

code

original passed sdong


rules of

and

generations
"

accepted
and
say-so
a

these lived of

conduct
to

^have

taken
upon

them the

according
their

them,
"

merely
^then such

fathers fore-

it becomes
a

well

nigh universal
And the

belief

that

code

is exact.

lievers be-

call it the

presumption and the rules of the code,


"99. I go into

height of absurdity, hypocrisy, audacity to in any way question


this such

length in order to are today sWayed and led suggest to you that we by religious beliefs, political tenets, and social conventions which MIGHT be the outworking
at

of MIGHT

ASSUMPTIONS

of scientific
"

centuries

ago.
"

It with

be, under

analysis
great SWINDLE
one

and

guess-work
sect

eliminated

that

religious
EVER
ANY

represents the HUGEST THE INTO GROUND

BRAINS

OF

UVING

OUASS

OF

LIFE

EVER

LOCATED

54

The

Creed

of
one

over,

influentially, upon
authority
upon have upon
a

weaker

"

of say

weakness

and class of

exerting I ignorance
^an
"

this basis, led

crafty

of preposterous thousands which into

prophets
the
in the

hundreds certain

acceptance
dankest

of
mire
so

beliefs

belong
refuse.

of discarded led believe

mental

"104.
natural Let
a

Those instincts.
man

they
and

are

following spirit of
he

with

live

mind

the and

conquest
Yet

consider
with rules

these the

absurd
scorn. so

faiths

will

reject them
these

utmost

long been ground fibre of the people that they into the sinew and call them "instincts". originated, They are man maintained. man impelled, and man
have for

"105.
an

And

believe

me

"

no

man

ever

created

instinct.
The

individual
of the soul

blindly adhering is helpless before


and
tears

to
a

these
keen

eries witchintellect

that

questions them,
the sham I upon

them

apart
are

and

exposes

which

they
do
not

built.

*106. down
that

So and

beseech

you:
as

softly sit
truth", all
"Instincts"

quietly accept under masquerades


laws and
me

"holiest

the sham.
"

garb of
I did
not ; I

divine

similar

Understand

clearly
is
so so

say

not not

to to

accept

anything that that is accept ALL,


"107.
codes And from

classed

said

termed.
one :

this emerges
as

of

our

main

which

is

arranged

follows

The

Conquering

Chief,

55

1.

vealing Intelligenceof the Universe, readvances on through Nature, never theories, sentiments, feeling,guesswork, or basis excepting that of Unalterable on any

The

Great

Law.

2.

All

reasoning, wishing, hoping of aside is swept and counted as man naught the unchangeable LAW and FACT before
of
Nature.
asserts
"

unsound

3.

Nature
"

^and
who

demonstrates infallibly
leads and succeeds be and

that

the the

man

takes

richest and

prizes,must

calm, cool,

confident 4.
The

COURAGEOUS. of the
fittest" is the

"survival
most

deepest,

soundest,

5.

of Nature clearlyevident LAW relating to the coming and going of life on this planet. Nature, with an object in view ^a result to be accomplished hesitates, dawdles never does she ask permission or delays. Neither strikes trepidl to perform, but out boldly and in"
"

STRAIGHT GOAL. "108. With that


classes
:

FOR

THE

FINAL

the
can

foregoing
be

in

mind,
into

I have three

served obmain

men

divided

1.
2.

The
The
are

men
men

of
of but

Will-power (the leaders). Desire intentions (those whose


who

good

Dominance

fail to put forth and Action to who "wish"

the win

essary nec-

out.

They are DEMAND).

the

men

instead

of

56
3.
The

The

Creed

of give up
because
never

men

of Fate
of human
no use

(those who
achievement
"

all the

glory
say my

they
come

"it's all

things will
"come" and but that

This way" certainly will never

remark

is correct:

they
can

they

be the

APPROPRIATED" Men "109, of The

is what

Will-power do).

Conquering Chief naturally belongs ^the dynamic first class to the personality asserting it own invariably ; claiming its own ; and of ACTION the striving to make particular character required to win its own.
"

"110.

Look

to

the
or

biography
dead,
and trait

of
in

the

world's
every
more

great

men,
one

living
than

nearly
out

instance

masterful
all others. And

stands

prominent
of their

It is the this
"

real

secret

supremacy.

term

table, indomifusal re-

unconquerable inch to yield an


which
seek
to
was

WILL
to

self-declared external

the

forces

thwart
a

progress.

Napoleon
mark

had

it ;

superlative example of it; Bisgan Grant illustrated it splendidly ; Morit; Roosevelt


of it ; Edison
in
owes

mastered

action

is

wind whirlcentration con-

example
and of Science
upon
"

his famous
"

the persistence to it. Yes Invention, Industry, Finance,

tains cap-

Art,

all build

their

immortal

achievements

invincible
"

Power

of Will.

*11L
"

will' is the

Sovereign
of Self

state

of Mind all
ternal ex-

^the most

intense

attitude

towards Will in

forces.

Your

Self

witli

action

The

Conquering
the

Chief.
and the

57

has

for servants And


with

Body,

Intellect

ings. Feel-

these goes

servants

fully disciplined,
to

the
a

sovereign Self
And for this

forth

conquer

World,
strong,

Universe/*
reason^
:

I would

play

up

in bold-faced

type
that
Grade

Knowing
the POWER Chief I
y

only
of

as

enter

the OF
a

ranks WILL

of

First
"

men"

THOSE
to

can

expect

be

myself to the of thiis Prime I will neither Quality. for to passively wish things, nor drop back the third their who abdicate grade of those

do

pledge

Conquering opment large devel-

realms

imder

the

delusion

that

Life

is

matter

of pre-arranged
It is around the whole

destiny.
this
central of power

of

WILL

that

contest

conquest
"

revolves.
"

dead Every great Nation or ^living has come Every up through the line of conquest. and its independence to-day maintains race great nation of the inherent because ability to conquer
"

"112.

^to maintain

its

freedom.

When

nations

attack, the

strong,

the

skillful, the

scientific

come be-

victors.

Now,
the nation.

this

same

individuals The the nation

principle who collectively make holds good; analogy


or

law

acts

among

up
it

such extends

from

to

the

individual. PHASES
sway

Skill, strength,
OF

science

(ALL
"

AS maintain

MENTAL

POWER)

to-day.

58

The

Creed

of
the earth'* is
a

"113. beautiful

^'The

meek

shall inherit

has followers. thought which many with Without wishing to interfere anybody's religious beliefs, I will say that this principle is contradicted by every phase of life and inanimate all the from nature (if there be such) way molecules to planets.
"

*1 14.

Molecules

attain supremacy

in their

tiny

inherent tumea spheres through sheer energy into a superior force the weaker out. they crowd In all lines of natural to the pondereven ous activity, from the titanic strands that planet broken held it to its orbit, falling to its new point of all lesser planetaside equilibritun ^it knocks
" "

forces. "115.

Again
meek
come

I state: the

every

phase of life and


at

phenomena
The

discredits may

statement
"

*113.

"inherit"

^but the

Conquering
that which

Qiief's
was

along and

appropriate
that

inherited. "116. I

suggest
elements

to

you

there

are

two

component

of In

Conquest.
the

Namely:
individual

Strategy and
this translates

Weight.
into

human

of Thought in Action, The two multiply into though always does one degree of much two as as degrees Strategy is the superior quality.
"117. And
I have it is very the

Plan

plus Energy
each

other,

complish Strategy acof Energy.

cause given you the foregoing beimportant in the development of Chief that
you

Conquering analogy.

understand

this

The

Conquering

Chief.
In the
here
:

59

There

Is

Sagas which
"When

delightfulpassage I want to bring in


came

old

Norse

Svipdag
closed
to see,

to

the
was

gates

of the

burg,
to

they

were

(for
or

it

customary
war

ask

S^rmission UT Svipdag did


BROKE
THE

take
not

part in the
take this

games).
He

trouble. and rode in.

GATES

DOWN
man

"Queen
From Ask which

Visa
this you

said, *TMs
may

will be welcome^,'*
this

draw

law
to

of

no

man

permission
you
to

is within
own

do.

perform that Boldly strike out

DO the while initiative, and stand awe. by in mouth-stretched The Chief reliant, the bold" -the Conquering and plucks the prize while others steps forward marvel at his daring.

upon your multitude

"118. have sombre

In
vou

what

has

thus

far

been

written and

given
and but
up

underlying principles. Grim opposed to ordinary teachings


the
BED

haps, per-

nevertheless
to

ROCK in man's the bed

of

ership lead-

And

so

the present far as we know

moment
"

history.
in the

to be

rock

future.
"119.

Understand
nor

"

am

not

writing to mental
to

weaklings,
dreamers. WHO THE which HAVE CAN EYE.

to
a

dare-not-look-facts-in-the-face
matter

It is

of

interest

Thinkers

LOOK And

TRUTHS
the
or

STRAIGHT of truth These


so

IN
is "that

definition
will be"

is, has BEEN,


as

been,
ARE

things
be
cepted ac-

NOW,

and

must

Trutibs,

60

The

Creed

of
introduce

It Is here of
a

that

I
more

wish

to

something

lighter and
I have I term
:

long
which

wanted

For inspirationalnature. to give you the following,

THE

FOURTEEN
PBAOTIOAL

ELEMENTS POWER.* power.


are

OF

1.

ENERGY
as

is inherent follows
to
:

Cultivated

You

invited
some

to

pose sup-

yourself physical and


Summon,
not
move

about
mental

undertake task. energy Attend


or

enormous

Are

you

now,
a

all the muscle.


the for the

of your the to

ready? being. Do
sense

of in the
to
*

energy,

all
Now

over

body,
task! Control.
have

concentrated
You Do

mind.

It shall be
*
* * sense.

done
*

!
You

equal nothing *
are,

it!
*

caught
it until

the

idea
sense

of is

the
ever

energy
at your

Practice

that

instant

command. is active power. self into


every

2.

FORCE

Developed
3. Put
on a

by multiplying
business.

partment de-

of the

FIRMNESS
the
weapon

idea
or

applied power. of the strong, even hand-grasp tool into the handling of people
is

is controlled

and

situations.

4.

INDEPENDENCE

superiority

oyer

foreign power.
*PormnUted
mission of

by
National

Frank
School

Haddock. Channinff of Salesmanship,

PnbUsh^d

P"i^

MlnneaiK"lis,

lllaa.

(owBWB

of oopyriffht).

62

The

Creed

of

of throwing self resolutely into certain kinds fearful or neraction concerning which are vous, you and tions, situaand with by contact daring men and by brave tures. thought concerning big ven-

12.

PUSH

is

oyercoming
habitual business. is

power.

Secured forward 18.

by

the

energetic thrusting
balanced

of self and BESTRAINT

power

by

power.
Cultivated and

by attending to

reasons

for

caution

self control.

14.

TAOT-WnX-POWEB

is wills

ty personal abilifor the sake of

nicely adjusted to other pleasing and winning.


It is all the ACTION.
You

above

powers

FINESSED

IN

often. be

study Especially the


cannot

the bold

foregoing analysis
face

too

definitions recalled

should and

memorized

and

frequently

throughout the day constant ACTION correspond.

effort made

to make

"120. known

May
Laws

I introduce of

to

writings of Henri
"The first
which

Conquest? Bergson.

of the little you one it in the I fotmd

possible for being the

ond, impulse is to seek shelter; the secis the better, is to become supple as tack atflightand above all for attack
"

most

effective

means

of

defense.

The

Conquering Chief,
a

63

"

"

And

in

general
destinies

way, THE

in the
of human

evolution
societies

ol lift, just as
and

in tfie evolution

of individual
HAVE

GREATEST FOR THOSE

SUCCESSES WHO RISKS." "121. those


Mull

HAVE ACCEPTED

BEEN THE

HEAVIEST

"The \have that

greatest
for
some

successes

have
heaviest
It's The the

been

for

who
over

accepted

the time.

risk^'. "whole

thing*' to the Conquering Chief. reach for the biggest attainable


which central "122. dare
not

daring to prizes ^before


"

the

multitude

stand

in

awe

"

this

is

law. The world is filled with cowards who

and big things. Convention, "what will people say?" are ridicule and ghosts which them. take the starch from Forget these IGck 'em into the scrap heap. The bugaboos. take if only you best successes to you are open cerning the heaviest balanced risks ever by cool, disjudgment.

attempt

"

"123. Seek
to

*'Dare

what

no

other
no

man

will
man

dare.
would

accomplish
the very

what
way
to

other

attempt, is
superior

being in your own but testifies to the Every phenomenal conquest inner mind. abandoning of tradition in the man's It is sheer that wins decisive, dazzling DARING for scores of the present day, and of big men out the gaping onlookers haven't the faintest idea of
the real truth of the
matter.

display yourself as a and in other^ eye^\

64

The

Creed

of

tionists revoluDanton, addressing the French said : "In order to defeat the enemies of need this country we audacity and still mare audacity, and always audacity III
"124. Take your "cue" from that.

*125.

Oh!

confess

am

not

philosophy and creed for the mass who and there is a Here man mass). of this lecture gather together the threads
weave

adrancing (considered as

a
a

will and

for

himself
in that he in
a

wonderful

fabric.

I beliere I believe I believe

individual.
to

is

coming
man

supremacy.

the

who

works

out

his

own

destiny
But

on

grand scale.
not

I do
cannot

believe alone.

in

the

man

who

leans

"

who

stand
of

strength is the rugged oak on the and mountain sturdy; growing peak. Stalwart and existing against the odds of nature. My price for this prominence among is the struggle to tower above belittlement, men and insolence. insult, jeer, sarcasm Can that price? you pay Will you pay that price?
"127.
"Little Listen "126.'
The

idea

this, then: the by little,as twilight of


to

ancient

shadow was approaching, a sufficient the created around monarchy for the sombre splendor, peculiar to great men of revolutions,

things was

to

become

visible

to

the

eye.

MIRABEAU

WAS

BEGINNING

TO

RADIATE/'

The

Conquering
of the fine
literature.
urge

Chief.

65

There
of

one

modem

thrill and
you
"

upward

of
eye

"inspiration-stimulators'' feel the May you that passage. May


all that it would
vey con-

see

in your ^the sombre

mind's

backgroimd,
POWER. CHIEF.

the brilliant central


A

figure RADIATING CONQUERING


"128. Here

genuine

highly resolve Aat you too will begin to Radiate against a background of the in life. Build commonplaces ever-present you that of personality and achievement structure a will stand in bold, rugged, bright outline out against the twilight sky. Be a Conquering Chief.
"

"129. it he
not

Oh

! I ask

you

filledwith a great accomplishmentf"


"130.
worth his
as

if lifeworth wonderful effort toward


:

'What

is

W
a are no

is

man's his

frame soul
a

and

vesture

home
not

for

and

intellect,if
an

veins

filled with when

fire and

energy
to

that

give
to
me

peace

lazy loafing seeks


a

lull him

Grant

sleep? the right to


said

life of

strife and

tainment at-

Conquering Qiief:" "He delighted to hurry through his dominions, to multiply himself ments, by rapid moveto gather at a glance the capacities for which improvements evenr place possessed; to startle by tlieir origiwould suggest plans which
was a

"131.

As

of

real

66

The

Creed

of

nality
works but

and
which

vastness;
a

to

lifetime
leave

which

would

project in an instant, could scarcely accomplish, the impression of behind

superhuman

energy."

"132. of
has

Refuse
as

the

dead

stare

of

standing still
"

accepting
erred
to

final
ages
errors.
"

an3rthing whatsoever*
we

Man

for

have One

found

supposed
"

truths

be

device

is succeeded

by

better.
ones
"

Creeds
are

and bom.

better

^and then religionsarise Things of today will


attests

change
The

so

will

those

of to-morrow.
to the

whole

and

grandeur
conquest
to

of man progress of agitation


"

glory
stant con-

^the desire and for

for

and

change

"

success

ing ris-

higher levels. "To augment, to win forward, strength, to march more today ttian yesterday ^that is and life" says the philosopher.
"

to
to

increase,
be worth

at once

glory

"133.

It

is said

that Be
to

in

Athens
own ounce

every

man

represented himself. and make good possessed.


his

your

tive representa-

the last

of

energy

G)nstant, preparing Napoleon's wardrobe,

for

meeting
:

the

Russian

Emperor
to

Alexander,
on

remarked

"Sire, your
Russian

majesty desired
said

put

the

large
put it
who

decoration. it is true"

"Ah,
on
"

Napoleon, "come,
the

Then
was

turning
he

to

Talma,
"You

great
we

actor

present,

said

see,

monardis

The

Conquering Chief.
course

67

the same pursue different costumes,


I
wore a

you

da

We

put

on

fez

in

according to the part we play. Egypt, and today I put on the

imperial star of Russia'*. But sire, everywhere you play your part Tvith ence, masterly skill,and the world, which is your audireplied Talma. applauds your majest3r*'
"134. PLAY ACT. SEEK.
AND

That WITH
PLAY PLAY

is YOUR MASTERLY FOR WITH EYE OPEN. OF


THE

part.
SKILL CHIEF YOUR
PLAY

EVERY YOU CLEAR WITH THE ABILI. WIN-

GOALS BHND
AND

YOUR

CONSCIOUSNESS
TY AND

POWER ENERGY

ABUNDANT WHAT
In
nature

FOR

NING

YOU
time of
you

WANT.
are sure

*13S.
in the

to

create
"

stress

must ^not may, things, which but simply MUST give way and open to you the road to Chieftainship. quest is the Spirit of Conthe Thought And to hold It is the fire in youth's veins which attempts the toward forward tiie impossible and presses Catch this thrill of conquest Infinite. fight on
" "

admit "136.

into your
I know
"

mind what

no

sense

of limitation.
.

I say.

I have

experience"f

thing ^with blood rushing through my veins ; with energies unexplainably multiplied; with nerves atinglewith a sensation as though charged and unmeasurable with vitality ; with brain tensed for creative thinking readiness aroused to a rare world the whole thoughts flashing out over of touching the realm and experiencing a sense
this
"

68

The

Creed

of

opened to big financial vision and courage-confidence for startling a conunand. phases of practicalabilityawaited my In short it was sure a grip upon the Art of Conquest.
of

genius. My

e3res

were

"

*137.
and
draw

The

review
from

Conquering Chief and ponder a lesson that master study of


OF THE SEA."

well read may which I am to fiction and


in the fact

'TOILERS
on

Out

ocean,

three

barren
to
recover

rocks, the

character

"Gillatt"

has

single-handed die enrine of a wrecked Tust at the moment of victory, steamer. when about to sail nis sloop home, a late sunmier forth breaks in all its fury of storm e"^uinoctial wmd, lightningand rain. of conquest-power The tillates scinhuge endowment the following depicts man's defiant, as daring, and decisive battle against the elements in their worst frenzy: "Gillatt was In his turn. surveying the heavens raised his head He After defiantlynow. every and of his axe stroke he stood erect gazed upward, almost to haughtily. He was, or seemed
be,
of
as

essayed

too

near

destruction

not

to

feel self-sustained.

Would
the

he Yield to

wildest
as

well

bold.
was

despair ! No ! In the presence watchful he was fury of ocean He planted his feet only where
He
his ventured his

the

wreck
was

firm.
; for

life,and

yet
grown

careful its

determination,
His had He

reached

highest point.
greater.

too, had strength had

ten-fold
own

become
of

excited
his
to
axe

by his
were

trepidity. The
of defiance.

strokes He

like blows

seemed

have

70

The

Creed

of
is
no

is
the

no

there spark in the eyeball,


no

thought
who

in

brain, wills; and


Resolution

love
he who

in

the

heart.

He

loves,

flashes. wills, lightens and gives fire to the look, a fire composed
"

of the combustion
The
man man

of timid

thoughts.

The headstrong are really the sublime. who is only brave it to impulse; the owes who is only valiant that merely possesses the
man man

temperament;

who

only
the

one

virtue; the
is sublime. the
one

is courageous has is headstrong in who the


secrets

truth

All

of

great
the

souls

lie in

word
what

Perseverando, the winch


is to

severance Per-

is to

courage

of the point of supperpetual renewal port. earth in Let tiie goal be on heaven, or the god is everything; in the first case to reach second in the is Columbus, Jesus. one case, Never conscience, to disobey the dictates of your will to be disarmed, results to allow never your The well. in suffering, but in triumph as pensity proof mortals to fall does not preclude the the the fall comes of soaring. From possibility disconcerted Weak souls are ascension. by specious Perish obstacles ; strong souls, never. they possibly may; they certainly will. conquer, The decline of physical strength does not necessarily ary impair the will. Faith is only a secondmountains, ; the will is the first. The power which faith is proverbially said to are move the will can nothing in comparison with what accomplish.'*

lever,

"138. it into

Weigh
your

well

brain

thought cells; saturate


the

of

this; bum
sinews

your

The

Conquering

Chief.
valor
from

71

witn

its

and strength ; gain vitality


message.

its

victorious "139.

The

Conquering

Chief

MUST

have

of Perseverance, huge endowment tmwavering decision, daring, and the fearless holding to the to his goal ^unswayed by the cheers pathway multitude. or jeers of the mediocre
"

"140.
thus

trepid aggressive, inwill experience the plan of Action, you thrill of Power read the following classic as you from the great Victor Hugo (which you may YOU GO). interpretVICTOR,

far

If you will try to combine said into an energetic,

all that I have

"Human maximum The This "In

thought attains intensity.


mind has
a

in

certain

men

its

human summit each the


them age

summit

is the
three

ideaL
or

four

men

of the

genius

dertake un-

ascent.

From their
eyes.

below These

world
men

lows folgo up

with

the

the clouds, disappear, remotmtain, enter appear. them. them, mark People watch They walk by the side of precipices. A false step does not displease certain of the lookers-on.

They
aloft,

daringly
see

distance; they are black small specks. "How they are," says crowd. They are giants. On they go.
road is uneven,
a

them

pursue in the

their

road.

See

them but
the The

its difficulties constant.


at

At

each

step
the

wall,
the

each

step

trap.

As

they rise
their der, lad-

cold
cut

increases. ice and

They
walk

must
on

make

it,hewing the steps

72

The

Creed

of

in

haste.

Every
^o
forward
to

storm in

is
their

raging. mad^ss.
The Others

less NevertheThe air

they
beoomes

difficult
them.

breathe. fail.
there is
a

abyss
stop
weariness.

increases
and
trace re-

around

Some

their "The bold The


to

steps;
ones

sad

continue;

those

predestined
sinJcs is beneath

persist.
and tries
are

dreadful draw
them

declevity
in;

glory
;

treadierous.

They
about

eyed
the

by

the

eagles

the

lightning
iio

plays
ter, mat-

them;

hurricane

is

furious,

they

persevere.*'

They

reach

the

pinnacle.

They
They
60

are

Super-men. G)nquering
and Qiiefs.

are

you

profit

by

their

example.