Thomas Robert Gaines (1877 - ?) was a inspirational writer and poet of in the 1920's and 1930's with titles like, I Will Rise, Higher Mental Action, The Achieving Life: The Path to Health, Joy and Abundance, Vision the Technique of God, Higher Mental Action and Vitalic Breathing. Franklin Bookstore has Gaines's Rare 1938 Upwards Trails. It is full of advice and encouragement through verse and prose. An example from Upwards is...
These are the forces mightiest that human mind to earth has brought
The artist's soul, the singer's voice,
The player's touch, the poet's thought.