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Orison Swett Marden Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Orison Swett Marden Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

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The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
- Orison Swett Marden

 

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
- Orison Swett Marden

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success
from inhospitable surroundings,
is the price of all great achievements.
- Orison Swett Marden


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Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has
failed after repeated efforts.
If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden

Character is the indelible mark that determines the
only true value of all people and all their work.
- Orison Swett Marden

No man fails who does his best.
- Orison Swett Marden

No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place.
Like a locomotive he is strong on the track,
but weak anywhere else.
- Orison Swett Marden

The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer.
He only is rich who can enjoy without owning;
he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
- Orison Swett Marden

It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
- Orison Swett Marden

We advance on our journey only when we face our goal,
when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
- Orison Swett Marden

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment.
He creates favorable conditions.
His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.
- Orison Swett Marden

You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused,
and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
- Orison Swett Marden

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great.
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
- Orison Swett Marden

A will finds a way.
- Orison Swett Marden

We fail to see that we can control our destiny;
make ourselves do whatever is possible;
make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
- Orison Swett Marden

What power can poverty have over a home where loving
hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
- Orison Swett Marden

Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you
have is a necessary ingredient of a career.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is no investment you can make which will pay
you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good
cheer through your establishment.
- Orison Swett Marden

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that
which you have no ability to do.
- Orison Swett Marden

There are powers inside of you which,
if you could discover and use, would make of you everything
you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
- Orison Swett Marden

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim,
have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high,
one which sometimes seemed impossible.
- Orison Swett Marden

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is.
It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the
best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance.
It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
- Orison Swett Marden

The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.
- Orison Swett Marden

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
- Orison Swett Marden

The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to
make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him.
This is success, and there is no other.
- Orison Swett Marden

No one has a corner on success.
It is his who pays the price.
- Orison Swett Marden

Be larger than your task.
- Orison Swett Marden

Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.
- Orison Swett Marden

You cannot measure a man by his failures.
You must know what use he makes of them.
What did they mean to him.
What did he get out of them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Put the uncommon effort into the common task...
make it large by doing it in a great way.
- Orison Swett Marden

We must give more in order to get more.
It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many
things at once is appalling.
- Orison Swett Marden

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage,
his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence.
He is still a King.
- Orison Swett Marden

Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance,
or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
- Orison Swett Marden

Our destiny changes with our thought;
we shall become what we wish to become,
do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
- Orison Swett Marden

Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to
make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.
- Orison Swett Marden

You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation,
if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you
could succeed better in something else.
- Orison Swett Marden

Power gravitates to the man who knows how.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and
your life broadening and deepening,
if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you,
you have not found your place.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right,
between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great,
and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young.
A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
- Orison Swett Marden

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance,
and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.
- Orison Swett Marden

A good system shortens the road to the goal.
- Orison Swett Marden

The influential man is the successful man,
whether he be rich or poor.
- Orison Swett Marden

The quality of your work, in the long run,
is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
- Orison Swett Marden

The golden rule for every business man is this:
'Put yourself in your customer's place.'
- Orison Swett Marden

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what
we get is always better than what we give.
The reaction is greater than the action.
- Orison Swett Marden

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to
accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is no stimulus like that which comes from the
consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
- Orison Swett Marden

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds,
stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement,
will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself,
what sort of image you get of your possible self,
yourself at your best.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is only one thing for us to do,
and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives;
To use our best judgment,
and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds
the forces of the universe in his hands.
- Orison Swett Marden

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself,
your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.
Your whole career will be modified, shaped,
molded by your surroundings, by the character of the
people with whom you come in contact every day.
- Orison Swett Marden

Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply,
If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them,
they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.
- Orison Swett Marden

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
- Orison Swett Marden

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance,
the opportunity will only make you ridiculous.
A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion
as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
- Orison Swett Marden

Success is not measured by what you accomplish,
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained the
struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden

Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as
the habit of leaning upon others.
If you lean, you will never be strong or original.
Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
- Orison Swett Marden

No employer today is independent of those about him.
He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital.
Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
- Orison Swett Marden

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth,
there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable
competence and tainted wealth.
The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable,
holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
- Orison Swett Marden

When we are sure that we are on the right road there
is no need to plan our journey too far ahead.
No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as
to the obstacles that may bar our progress.
We cannot take more than one step at a time.
- Orison Swett Marden

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams


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