To make my body a temple pure
Wherein I dwell serene;
To care for the things that shall endure,
The simple, sweet and clean.
To oust out envy and hate and rage,
To breathe with no alarm;
For Nature shall be my anchorage,
And none shall do me harm.
-- Robert Service
A number of resources on this website may be characterized under the general heading of "personal growth." This page serves as a guide and index, and should prove useful. There are also a few links to external sources related to personal growth, such as James Allen's As a Man Thinketh.
Books and Culture, by Hamilton Wright Mabie
The Delicious Vice (Reading Novels), by Young E. Allison
Etiquette - A variety of resources on the important topic of courtesy.
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett
Letter to a Young Person Going to College, by Catherine Gurney
Literary Taste: How to Form It, by Arnold Bennett
Of Studies, by Sir Francis Bacon
Recreations of a Country Parson, by A. K. H. Boyd; both wise and charming.
Self Help, by Samuel Smiles
Self-Reliance, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ten Canons for Practical Life, by Thomas Jefferson
Miscellaneous Essays Related to Personal Growth, by various authors
The Secret of Happiness
“If evil be said of thee, and it be true, correct thyself;
if it be a lie, laugh at it.”
“Look not thou on beauty’s charming,
Sit thou still when kings are arming,
Taste not when the wine-cup glistens,
Speak not when the people listens,
Stop thine ear against the singer,
From the red gold keep thy finger,
Vacant heart, and hand, and eye,
Easy live and quiet die.”
- Sir Walter Scott
As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, on the World Spirituality website.
The Path to Prosperity, by James Allen, also on the World Spirituality website.
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