The Richest Man in Babylon

The Success Secrets of the Ancients- The Most Inspiring Book on Wealth Ever Written

by George Clason

Number of pages: 100

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

BBB Library: Booklets

ISBN: 978-1505339116

About the Author

George Clason is best known for writing a series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty and how to achieve financial success. He started writing the pamphlets in 1926, using parables that were set in ancient Babylon. Banks and insurance companies began to distribute the parables, and the most famous ones were compiled into the book The Richest Man in Babylon. Clason's book "Gold Ahead" was renamed as The Richest Man in Babylon. Clason was married twice, the first time to Ida Ann Venable and the second to Anna Burt.


Editorial Review

The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In his classic bestseller, The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and preserving wealth.Through these entertaining tales of merchants, tradesmen, and herdsmen, you'll learn how to keep more out what you earn; get out of debt; put your money to work; attract good luck; choose wise investments; and safeguard a lasting fortune.

Book Reviews

"As a young man, I came across George Samuel Clason's classic 1926 book The Richest Man in Babylon, which offered commonsense financial advice told through ancient parables. I recommend it to everyone."

"The Richest Man in Babylon" is a valuable resource for anyone looking to gain financial literacy and discipline. The book's use of parables and storytelling makes it an engaging and accessible read, while its timeless financial lessons are still relevant today."

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Wisdom to Share

In tilling the soil, in honest trading, in all of man's occupations, there is opportunity to make a profit upon his efforts and his transactions.

The more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn. That man who seeks to learn more of his craft shall be richly rewarded.

Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.

I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earned was mine to keep. It should be not less than a tenth, no matter how little you earn. It can be as much more as you can afford. Pay yourself first.

Budget thy expensesthat thou mayest have coins to pay for thy necessities, to pay for thy enjoyments, and to gratify thy worthwhile desires without spending more than nine-tenths of thy earnings.

Study thoughtfully thy accustomed habits of living. Herein may be most often found certain accepted expenses that may wisely be reduced or eliminated.

Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed. The first copper you save is the seed from which your tree of wealth shall grow. The sooner you plant that seed the sooner shall the tree grow. And the more faithfully you nourish and water that tree withconsistent savings, the sooner may you bask incontentmentbeneath its shade.

Consult with wise men. Secure their advice of those experienced in the profitable handling of gold. Let their wisdom protect thy treasure from unsafe investments.

Gold, indeed, is a willing worker. It is ever eager to multiply when opportunity presents itself.

Usurious rates of return are deceitful sirens that sing but to lure the unwary upon the rocks of loss and remorse.

Provide in advance for the needs of thy growing age and the protection of thy family.