A book of this scope should find a place in each library and on each book shelf of every home. The editor of this work laboured over a long period to collect some of the finest teachings, advice, admonishments, sayings, from across the world and ages. The sole purpose of the work being the development of human character along the lines as stated in great books, by great men and women, by prophets of almost all religions.
The book is intended to supply the great desideratum that has long been felt of some work which might give religious and moral instruction to the young and aid in the proper development of the mind on the one hand. On the other, it is also serves a handy guide for readers of all ages and inclinations, to browse through the pages containing the essence of universal and collected wisdom of the ages gathered here in an orderly and systematic manner.