I Dare You!

I Dare You!

by William H. Danforth


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One of the ten best self-help books of all time — The Christian Science Monitor

"You can be a bigger person than you are," promises William H. Danforth, "and I am going to prove it to you." The founder of the Ralston Purina company, Danforth envisioned life as a checkerboard and developed a four-square philosophy, in which individuals must balance mental, physical, social, and religious needs to achieve a fulfilling, successful life. In this slim motivational volume, he offers you an irresistible challenge to fulfill your potential by taking risks.
I Dare You! is geared toward young adults but resonates with all ages. Danforth's "dares" promote a willingness to seize opportunities and strive harder, while developing a sense of adventure and a growing number of accomplishments. The author discusses the cultivation of strength, creativity, and character, and he encourages continuous learning and improvement. I Dare You! has served as an inspiration to generations of readers who took Danforth's words to heart, bettering themselves and sharing the fruits of their success with others. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684220793
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 119,433
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

William H. Danforth (1870–1955) founded the Ralston Purina company in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1894. The company's checkerboard logo emerged from Danforth's personal concept of a balanced four-square existence, encompassing life's physical, mental, social, and religious aspects.

Table of Contents


I Dare You!
You Can Be Bigger Than You Are
Are You One of the Priceless Few?
I Dare You to Adventure
I Dare You to Do Things
Now for the Start
I Dare You to Be Strong
I Dare You to Think Creatively
I Dare You to Develop a Magnetic Personality
I Dare You to Build Character
I Dare You to Share
Launch Out into the Deep
I Dare and Share

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I Dare You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ScottBridwell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I actually won the "I Dare You" award in High School...Stupid me didn't even read the stuff that came with it...seems I was eligible for a scholarship.I also didn't read the book until the early 90's. When I finally did read it, I loved it. It's one of the few books I'll go looking for and read again.
EDSMIT9436 More than 1 year ago
I rate this book 5 star, other than sacred text, it has been one of the most influential books directing my life. I recommend it to anyone desiring to have a balanced life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives a direction for those in need of a push, there are only 5% that will understand it. Strive to be in that percentage.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished this book and it is the most motivating and inspiring book. Danforth teaches us how to make our lives more fulfilling, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. Think Tall , Stand Tall Smile Tall , Live Tall