• Philosophy,  Self-Help,  Will Power

    The will power: its range in action ( 1888) PDF book by John Milner Fothergill

    The will power: its range in action John Milner Fothergill British physician John Milner Fothergill, M.D., was a British physician and medical writer  Exerpt: What the will is, is a matter upon which meta- physicians have not yet been able to make up their minds, after all the attention bestowed on the subject ; and when they have come to some conclusion, either of agreement or fixity of disagreement, the result will have no practical value. ” She has a will, she has ! ” the mother or nurse will say of some child then, just as they have done, and do now ; and will do after the learned…

  • Applied Psychology,  Philosophy,  Psychology,  Teach yourself

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt Excerpt: Every man knows there are evils in the world that need setting right. Every man has pretty definite ideas as to what these edls are. But to most men, one, in particular, stands out vividly. To some, in fact, this stands out with such startling vividness that they lose sight of other evils, or look upon them as the natural consequences of their own particular evil-in-chief. To the Socialist this evil is the capitalistic system; to the prohibitionist it is intemperance; to the feminist, it is the subjection of women; to the clergyman, it is the decline of religion;…

  • Editor's Picks,  pinned,  Psychology,  Self-Help

    The way to will-power PDF (1922) by Henry Hazlitt (life-changing book)

    The way to will-power PDF (1922) by Henry Hazlitt This book is one of the best inspirational books I have read. the book illustrates the will power faculty and how can you use to accomplish everything you want, the book is scientifically written by Philosopher and successful businessman Henry Hazlitt Some review about this book Mr. Hazlitt’s suggestions, hints, and prescriptions for efficient thinking are so sound, so lucid and so convincing that we might wish for their universal dissemination. If they were generally accepted and practiced, we should have something like an intellectual revolution.  — ” The Tribune (New York).  “Altogether a valuable book for both student and layman, helpful,…

  • mental healing,  Self-Help,  Success

    Health and power through creation (1915) PDF book by Paul Ellsworth Triem

    Health and power through creation (1915)  PDF book by  Paul Ellsworth Triem (self-help book) Excerpt from the authors introduction Men live on the outside of their bodies, like barnacles. They explore themselves with stethoscopes and clinical thermometers and stomach tubes, with tracts and sermons and political platforms. They grope this way and that, searching for — what? For success? And how many find it? Is there a way which all may tread into this wonderland of the soul, and which, treading, perchance they may find all the rest — success, happiness, mastery, fruition?  The Way exists. You were created for success; for power and perfection of mind and body; for…

  • Biography,  War

    Over the top by Arthur Guy Empey (Biography) PDF book 1917 WWI

    Over the top  by Arthur Guy Empey  (Biography) PDF book 1917 Arthur Guy Empey was an American soldier, author, actor, and filmmaker. He served with the British Army during World War I, and upon his return wrote a popular autobiographical book, Over the Top, which sold over a quarter-million copies He left the United States at the end of 1915 frustrated at its neutrality in the conflict at that point and traveled to London, England, where he voluntarily enlisted with the 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), T.F., of the British Army, going on to serve with it in the 56th (London) Division on the Western Front as a bomber and…

  • Essays,  Philosophy

    Philosophy as a science : a synopsis of writings of Dr. Paul Carus (1909) PDF book

     Philosophy as a science: a synopsis of writings of Dr. Paul Carus: containing an introduction written by himself, summaries of his books, and a list of articles to date Carus was born in Ilsenburg, Germany, and educated at the universities of Strassburg (then Germany, now France) and Tübingen, Germany. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Tübingen in 1876 he served in the army and then taught school. He had been raised in a pious and orthodox Protestant home, but gradually moved away from this tradition The aim of all my writings centers in Philosophy the endeavor to build up a sound and objective tenable philosophy, one that would be as science,…

  • Essays,  History,  Natural History,  Religions

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book  EXCEPT: for more than a thousand years, the great majority of the most highly civilized and instructed nations in the world have confidently believed and passionately maintained that certain writings, which they entitle sacred, occupy a unique position in literature, in that they possess an authority, different in kind, and immeasurably superior in weight, to that of all other books.  Age after age, they have held it to be an indisputable truth that whoever may be the ostensible writers of the Jewish, Christian, and Mahometan scriptures, God Himself is their real author; and, since their conception of the…

  • Atheism,  Essays,  freethought

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis, PDF book

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis,  PDF book Joseph Lewis Joseph Lewis (June 11, 1889 – November 4, 1968) was an American freethinker and atheist activist, publisher, and litigator. During the mid-twentieth century, he was one of America’s most conspicuous public atheists, the other being Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. Born in Montgomery, Alabama to a Jewish family, he was forced by poverty to leave school at the age of nine to find employment. He read avidly, becoming self-educated. Lewis developed his ideas from reading, among others, Robert G. Ingersoll, whose published works made him aware of Thomas Paine. He was first impressed by the idea to become an atheist after…

  • Atheism,  freethought,  Rationalism,  Religions

    A grammar of freethought by Chapman Cohen 1921 pdf book

    A grammar of freethought by  Chapman Cohen 1921  pdf book It must be left for those who read the following pages to decide how far this book lives up to its title. That it leaves many aspects of life untouched is quite clear, but there must be a limit to everything, even to the size and scope of a book; moreover, the work does not aim at being an encyclopedia, but only an outline of what may fairly be regarded as the Freethought position.  Freethought, again, is too fluid a term to permit its teachings being summarized in a set creed, but it does stand for a certain definite attitude…

  • freethought,  History,  Religions

    The origin of supernatural conceptions and development of religions from prehistoric times (1906) John James Greenough

    The origin of supernatural conceptions and development of religions from prehistoric times Excerpt: Before attempting to investigate the origin of religion, it may be well to fix a definite meaning to that constantly employed word. We find in the modern lexicons numerous meanings ascribed to the word religion, that differ widely in their nature, and are antagonistic in their purport. If by religion is meant the healthful development of the right life, a practice of conscientious duty to our fellow men, and abstaining from all injustice, every right-minded man must give it his approval. But if by religion is meant ” a system of faith in, and worship of, a…