by Napoleon Hill
The richest man in all the world lives in Happy Valley.
He is rich in values that endure, in things he cannot
lose – things that provide him with contentment, sound
health, peace of mind, and harmony within his soul.
Here is an inventory of his riches and how he acquired
“I found happiness by helping others to find it.
“I found sound health by living temperately and eating
only the food my body requires to maintain itself.
“I hate no man, envy no man, but love and respect all
“I am engaged in a labor of love with which I mix play
generously; therefore, I seldom grow tired.
“I pray daily, not for more riches, but for more wisdom
with which to recognize, embrace, and enjoy the great
abundance of riches I already possess.
“I speak no name save only to honor it, and I slander
no man for any cause whatsoever.
“I ask no favors of anyone except the privilege of sharing
my blessings with all who desire them.
“I am on good terms with my conscience; therefore, it
guides me accurately in everything I do.
“I have more material wealth than I need because I am
free from greed and covet only those things I can use
constructively while I live. My wealth comes from those
whom I have benefited by sharing my blessings.
The estate of Happy Valley which I own is not taxable.
It exists mainly in my own mind, in intangible riches
that cannot be assessed for taxation or appropriated
except by those who adopt my way of life. I created this
estate over a lifetime of effort by observing nature’s
laws and forming habits to conform with them.”