Acres of Diamonds: All Good Things Are Possible, Right Where You Are, and Now!

Russell H. Conwell, Robert Shackleton

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Synopsis: The central idea of ACRES OF DIAMONDS is that we don't need to look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in our own community. A man wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them; the new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on this theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans: "dig in your own back-yard!"

The message of this book is that anyone could get rich if we try hard enough and play by the ethical rules: "ninety-eight out of one hundred of the rich men of America are honest. That is why they are rich. That is why they are trusted with money. That is why they carry on great enterprises."

Conwell's capacity to establish Temple University and his other civic projects largely derived from the income that he earned from this speech.

About the Author: Russell H. Conwell, the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, was described by the great John Wanamaker as a student, schoolmaster, lawyer, preacher, organizer, thinker and writer, lecturer, educator, diplomat, and leader of men. Conwell was also the founder and pastor of Baptist Temple, one of the largest Protestant churches in America during his day and time. He also founded two hospitals in the City of Brotherly Love. His famous Acres of Diamonds speech helped countless individuals to come into the knowledge of the meaning of true wealth and how to attain it without getting sidetracked by selfishness and greed.

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Publication Date: 2011
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