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|Diamond mind in own backyard|
Dr. Russell Conwell wrote "Acres of Diamonds" in the late 1800s. "Acres of Diamonds" was not actually a book, but a lecture by Dr. Conwell that he delivered more than 6,000 times.
This lecture was instrumental in establishing Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The story behind the formation of Temple University is one of the most intriguing accounts of how one person can influence the movements of history.
In his essay and lecture, Conwell shared the legend of how the largest diamond mind in the world was discovered. The story is about a farmer who had provided for his family adequately until he was distracted by a tale concerning the discovery of diamonds that was told to him by a priest. Up until the moment that he had heard of the discovery of diamonds in another area of the country, he and his family had been comfortable with their lives as a farming family. But when the farmer had heard about the wealth that the discovery of diamonds could bring to him, he sold his farm and left his family under the care of others.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com.