Orison Swett Marden (1848-1924) was an American writer who worked in the genre of inspirational prose writing about the ways to gain success in life. According to his philosophy of life, people can manage their lives as they create and transform the life around them themselves. The name of the story “Washington's Youthful Heroism” speaks for itself. It retells about early ages of the first President of the United States. This story is a rare case to show that even the most powerful and respected individuals can be common people with a sense of compassion and mercy ready to risk their life.