"You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to
compete for what is already created.
You do not have to take anything away from anyone.
You do not have to drive sharp bargains.
You do not have to cheat or to take advantage. You do not need to let anyone
work for you for less than she/he earns.
You do not have to covet the property of others or to look at it with wishful
No one has anything of which you cannot have the like, and that without
taking what she/he has away from her/him.
You are to become a creator, not a competitor. You are going to
get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every
other person whom you affect will have more than she/he has now."
Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich (1910)