Born November 28, 1864 — January 24, 1912
A British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.
His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.
After he passed away, his wife shared this as a preface of one of his other works: "He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing; but he wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he had lived it out in his own life, and knew that it was good. Thus he wrote facts, which he had proven by practice."