Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact; yet history tells us that seven tenths of our most successful men began life poor. As our title indicates, we shall endeavor to show "why some succeed while others fail."
Knowing that everybody desires success, and recognizing the old adage, "Example is the best of teachers," we
have selected representative characters from the multitude of successful men who have climbed the ladder of success,
beginning at the bottom rung.
These we have followed
from childhood to manhood, dwelling at length on the traits of character that have made them so rich and successful, believing that a careful study will convince all that the proverbial
"luck" had little to do with it. On the contrary, one is taught those
lessons of self-helpfulness and self-reliance which are so essential to
success in life's struggles.
It is fearful to think how many of our young people are drifting without an
aim in life, and do not comprehend that they owe mankind their best
efforts. We are all familiar with the
parable of the slothful servant who buried his talent—all may profit
by his example.
To those who would succeed, we respectfully present