The Power of Truth
Truth is the rock foundation of every great character
"The Power of Truth: Individual Problems and Possibilities" is a guide to mental training written by William George Jordan and first published in 1902. Concentrating on truthfulness, it explores how being sincere can significantly affect your own mental well-being and life in general. William George Jordan (1864 - 1928) was an American lecturer, editor, and essayist. He is most famous for his self-help books, especially those on the subject of mental training and cognitive improvement. Other notable works by this author include: "Mental Training" (1894), "The Kingship of Self-Control" (1898), and "The Majesty of Calmness" (1900). Contents include: "The Power of Truth", "the Courage to Face Ingratitude", "People who Live in Air Castles", "Swords and Scabbards", "The Conquest of the Preventable", "The Companionship of Tolerance", "The Things that Come too Late", and "The Way of the Reformer". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
About the Author
William George Jordan (1864–1928) was an American editor and essayist. Jordan was born in New York City on March 6, 1864. He graduated from the City College of New York and began his literary career as editor of Book Chat in 1884. He joined Current Literature in 1888 and became its managing editor. In 1891 he left Current Literature and moved to Chicago where he started a lecture program on his system of Mental Training. He returned to Current Literature in January 1894 as its managing editor and then resigned again in August 1886. In 1897 he was hired as the managing editor for The Ladies Home Journal, after which he edited The Saturday Evening Post (1888–89). From 1899 to 1905 he was the editor and vice-president of Continental Publishing Company. He was the editor of the publication Search-Light between 1905 and 1906. On July 26th of 1891 The Chicago Inter-Ocean published an interview with Mr. Jordan where he discussed his thoughts about education and “Mental Training”. After the article was published he received so many requests for information that he scheduled a trip back in October to lecture on the subject.
“There is a tonic strength, in the hour of sorrow and affliction, in
escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple
duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows
smaller, but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm
for us, and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that
is greatest and best, in our pursuit of some phantom.”
― William George Jordan