Book of Proverbs ... The Original Think and Grow Rich Book?

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Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill is one of the best selling self improvement books of all time. It was based on the principles of some of the riches men in America at that time, the 1920's and 30's.

However, it was largely based on the best selling Book of all time, more specifically the Book of Proverbs. Written by the richest man in history. King Solomon.

His richest was so vast, the Queen of Sheba (histories first woman billionaire) fainted at the sight of King Solomon's wealth.
(See 2 Chronicles 9:1 -5).

"Reading a chapter of Proverbs a day will help keep poverty away!" --Try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author cma01
    Actually, I've always thought that "How to Win Friends and Influence People" was a rewrite of Proverbs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Skelly
      It is common knowledge in certain circles that Napoleon Hill credited Charles Haanel the author of The Master Key system for inspiring him to write Think and Grow Rich. Which incidentally was rumoured to be a commercial flop when it was originally release under a different title.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      Actually, I've always thought that "How to Win Friends and Influence People" was a rewrite of Proverbs.
      You're right it, if you read then alone side each other you'll find many similarities.
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      • Profile picture of the author whyeyeschoice
        I Read the Book of Proverbs often. One of the most inspirational Books of all time. Also One of my Favorite Books in the Bible. It's Packed with wisdom and instruction on Life. And Even though the Think and Grow Rich Book has been around for a while, in my opinion, it'll never compare to the impact the Book of Proverbs has Had on Lives!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fred1
    The Book of Proverbs seems to have all of the answers. I plan on doing a study through the entire book with my kids.

    Often when I read a personal development book, certain scriptures from proverbs will go through my mind. "As a Man Thinketh" is right out of Proverbs.

    Here's what's interesting to me, with all of Solomon's wisdom and his great teachings, he still had weaknesses that negatively impacted his life. He even went against some of the very teachings he laid out in Proverbs. There is a very powerful lesson in that, imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    I have never read the book of proverbs from beginning to end, but he surely was a wise man, and if it keeps poverty away to read the full book, I sure will! Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author cma01
    Here's what's interesting to me, with all of Solomon's wisdom and his great teachings, he still had weaknesses that negatively impacted his life. He even went against some of the very teachings he laid out in Proverbs. There is a very powerful lesson in that, imo.
    There definitely is. Ecclesiastes is the flip side. Advice from a man who had it all, experienced the emptiness of the riches and fame, and talks about what really has meaning in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    I think I need to read all of them ASAP, I've read how to win friends and influence people, think and grow rich, rich dad poor dad to name a few but going to find the book pf proverbs online now

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MCD
    Solomon is one of my favorite characters in the Bible... he was the richest man on the planet, worth about 40B by todayz standardz. He seems highly qualified to speak on the matter of finances.
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