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Articles for Earl Nightingale

Following the Follower

by Earl Nightingale: Processionary caterpillars travel in long, undulating lines, one creature behind the other.  Jean Henri Fabre, the French entomologist, once led a group of these caterpillars onto the rim of a large flowerpot, so that the leader of the procession found itself nose to tail with the last caterpillar in the procession, forming […]

The Secret of Freedom

by Earl Nightingale: Every once in a while the whole world looks like it’s just about to end.  It may seem as though we’re living in somebody’s idea of a big, unfunny joke.  And just about the time things look the darkest, a great mind comes along and gets us back on the right track […]

The Strangest Secret

by Earl Nightingale: Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply don’t think!”

Earl Nightingale’s Greatest Discovery

Earl Nightingale’s 17-year quest for the secret of success ended one night in 1950, when he came across a sentence in a book. To Nightingale, it was more than a string of words on a page—it was the answer to the question that had haunted him since childhood. “What makes the difference?” Why are some […]