The Science of Being Great

Read by Diana Majlinger

(4.6 stars; 1591 reviews)

The Science of Being Great is the second book of Wattles' triology. In this volume he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a person's greatness. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)

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01 - Any Person May Become Great 7:19 Read by Diana Majlinger
02 - Heredity and Opportunity 6:05 Read by Diana Majlinger
03 - The Source of Power 5:22 Read by Diana Majlinger
04 - The Mind of God 6:02 Read by Diana Majlinger
05 - Preparation 4:37 Read by Diana Majlinger
06 - The Social Point of View 8:48 Read by Diana Majlinger
07 - The Individual Point of View 4:23 Read by Diana Majlinger
08 - Consecration 5:29 Read by Diana Majlinger
09 - Identification 4:56 Read by Diana Majlinger
10 - Idealization 4:58 Read by Diana Majlinger
11 - Realization 6:05 Read by Diana Majlinger
12 - Hurry and Habit 6:09 Read by Diana Majlinger
13 - Thought 6:29 Read by Diana Majlinger
14 - Action at Home 6:10 Read by Diana Majlinger
15 - Action Abroad 7:11 Read by Diana Majlinger
16 - Some Further Explanations 4:46 Read by Diana Majlinger
17 - More About Thought 7:00 Read by Diana Majlinger
18 - Jesus' Idea of Greatness 6:33 Read by Diana Majlinger
19 - A View of Evolution 5:04 Read by Diana Majlinger
20 - Serving God 7:04 Read by Diana Majlinger
21 - A Mental Exercise 6:25 Read by Diana Majlinger
22 - A Summary of The Science of Being Great 12:23 Read by Diana Majlinger


(5 stars)

This was an extraordinary book that assured me I am on the right path. I am an African American 18 year old man studying musical therapy and I plan to mark the world in that field with a strong impact. This audio book gave me great assurance so I recommend this to anyone willing to learn how to be a greater version of themselves.

A great read.

(5 stars)

THE SCIENCE OF BEING GREAT contains excruciatingly simple principles that are the building blocks of a successful man. Diving into the pages of this timeless classic immediately revives sentiments which we know to be true but perhaps have allowed to be drowned in the tedium of the daily grind.

This is reality at its finest.

(5 stars)

When humans can take this message into their hearts and thereby transduce it to worldly action, the heaven Earth was meant to be will be ours. Also, the reader has the loveliest mis-pronunciation of words. I really respect her for caring more about sharing with us this powerful message than for the vanity of worrying about "perfect" English.

I'm not a god

(4 stars)

Besides the idea that we are all gods and the strange explanation of evolution, I really enjoyed this book and believe it's advice. I have seen many of these concepts hold true and have applied many in my own life. I am curious what religious or spiritual background the author came from because he spoke a lot about the bible but also of things contrary to the bible. Interesting book nonetheless and worth the time.

Divine fate landed this book in my path

(5 stars)

I believe divine fate landed this book in my path. Even though it was written many years ago it holds true more than ever. a great read and a great perspective to lock in your mind. If you can wrap your mind around some small but big truths in this book you will forever be a better person for it and be closer to God. Thank you Wallace D Wattles for writing this book.

Interesting listen

(4 stars)

A forerunner in self help literature, The Science Of Being Great is an valuable read with common sense and spiritual approaches to self betterment. While it reads as old fashioned, it is worth a listen and definitely has points which are both valid and current.

very informative

(4 stars)

this is a good book it isn't anything new but it is short and sweet and to the point and put everything together very well. reader beware the author will, contradict himself, he seams keen also on pushing a Abrahamic doctrine wile taking very much philosophy from orient ideas and giving no recognition to them. he talks a lot on how things are perfect which is an older idea dumbed down and reshaped in this book to fit the doctrine he wishes to push. if not for the cunning to the reader in the book and if the good info wasn't so good I'd rate it lower but as it stands he delivers a lot of information In a very eligant andsimple day to day use kinda way. worth the listen good info

Great book

(4.5 stars)

keep calm, respect others, be great everyday every time & you will gain true greatness. Amazing book that gave me hope now I know how I need to improve my self. Need top fix my attitude & I hope to great someday in my own way.