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The Science of Getting Rich

Updated on March 17, 2014

The Science of Getting Rich and Attracting Money

Live the Life you imagine! That's what The Science of Getting Rich teaches. There are scientific laws about being rich and you have to follow these laws to be rich.

Wallace Wattles and Napoleon Hill have both written classic books about being rich. I have read The Science of Getting Rich and Think and Grow Rich several times over the last 3 decades and I highly recommend these authors and these two books in particular.

"If you have not consciously made the decision to be rich, excellent and healthy  then you have unconsciously made the decision to be poor, mediocre and unhealthy." ~~Wallace Waddles 


It's A Natural Law

that like causes always produce like effects. Therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich.

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"This theory is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of western world for three hundred years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel and Emerson."

A Certain Way

"The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor." ~~The Science of Getting Rich

Who is Wallace Wattles?


Wallace Delois Wattles, born in Illinois in 1860, was an American author, best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy.

"Through his tireless study and application of New Thought Principles Wallace was able to turn his life from poverty and failure into a prosperous way of living." His daughter wrote that he father wrote almost constantly sharing these principles and Universal Laws with the world through his books.

Wattles died in 1911, not long after the 1910 publication of The Science of Being Well and The Science of Getting Rich . His books are finally being discovereed by the public and are once again assisting thousands of people to live a more complete life.

Man's Right To Be Rich

The Object Of Life

In the The Science of Getting Rich, Wattles writes "The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining."

He writes that "Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich."

"In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way; to be really rich does not mean to be satisfied or contented with a little. No man ought to be satisfied with a little if he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of Nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness of life; to be content with less is sinful." ~Wallace Wattles

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

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Highest Happiness

"A man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to him that he should be rich."

Books by Wallace Wattles

In the book The Science of Getting Rich Wattles writes "There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich." He writes that the desire for riches "is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy." Furthermore, he writes that the "man who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal."

More Books by Wattles

Wallace Wattles wrote several books. However, it is for his prosperity classic, The Science of Getting Rich that he is best known.

Here are some of the other titles:

  • The Science of Being Great
  • The Science of Being Well
  • Making of the Man Who Can
  • Health Through New Thought and Fasting
  • plus a novel, Hellfire Harrison

Books From Wallace D. Wattles

Wallacee writes in the Science of Getting Rich "To live fully in soul, man must have love; and love is denied expression by poverty."

The Importance of Being Rich

"It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich; if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God and humanity; for you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself."

~~The Science of Getting Rich

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Napoleon Hill's Books - Author of Think And Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill is another author that writes about the laws of being rich. It is said that Napoleon Hill has influenced more people into success than any other person in history. Hill began his career as a journalist and he was asked to interview steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was so impressed with the young reporter that he convinced Hill to research and organize the world's first philosophy of individual achievement. The project took Napoleon Hill 20 years to complete and he wrote several best-selling books on the subject. Napoleon Hill's Think And Grow Rich is one of Nightingale-Conant's best-selling programs of all time.

Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich

I have read this book 4 or 5 times. I always get something new each time I read it. This book should be in everyone's library.

Growing Rich is not just about money!


Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings

"Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists of a series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919 and1923 for Success Magazine, of which he eventually became an editor."

"These articles focus on Hill's philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons, showing readers how these successful people achieved such status."

Many of his writings such as the chapter on Law of Attraction, written in the March 1919 issue, have recently been the basis of several bestselling books. In this book you will discover principles that will assure you success if studied and put into action.

Chapters include:

Lesson #1: Your Social and Physical Heredity--Hills Golden Rule (May 1920)

Lesson #2: Auto Suggestion--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (July 1921)


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    • patinkc profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Midwest

      @mstcourtjester: Thanks, mstcourtjester!

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      4 years ago

      I really like this book.

      I also have the audio CD to listen while driving.

      Nice lens, my kind of topic!

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      4 years ago from Midwest

      @TigerJoo: Thanks for visiting and commenting on my lens!

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      4 years ago

      I read Wallace Wattles' work religiously. I really encourage you to check out my lens as well. I wrote a book called Tiger's Law and it proves everything that Wattles says in his book. It will be great to have your feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for this lens!

    • patinkc profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Midwest

      @Joebeducci: This is a classic book! Enjoy!

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      5 years ago

      This looks amazing, I never heard about these books, but I'll definitely read them! Greets, Joebeducci

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      10 years ago

      Hi Pat, as you already know, I'm a huge fan of Napoleon Hill and I've read Think and Grow Rich many times over the last three decades. I bought Law of Success last year and I've already read it twice - all 1,035 pages. I've heard about Wallace Wattle's The Science of Getting Rich and I just now found two copies of the ebook on my computer. But, I have to admit that I've only skimmed it and never really stopped to read it. You've reminded me to do so. Thanks. Act on your dream! JD

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 

      10 years ago

      I have read Napoleon Hill's book, and more like it including "The Secret". These are the books I enjoy most!

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      11 years ago

      Interesting lens I have read Think and Grow Rich and although I enjoyed it, I have heard recommendations in the past for Wallace Wattles.

      Thanks for reminding me, I have ordered the audio version as I seem to do a lot of learning in the car at the moment!

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      11 years ago

      Very good info you have here!! Thanks a lot! Hope you can also visit one of my lenses The Science of Getting Rich Seminar. Thanks a lot!


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