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Orison Swett Marden Quotes

(1850-1924), American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.

Category: Excellence

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

Category: Excellence

Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark...

Category: Excellence

Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.

Category: Excellence

It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.

Category: Excellence

It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.

Category: Excellence

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.

Category: Excellence

Doing common things uncommonly well.

Category: Excellence

Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.

Category: Excellence

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.

Category: Expectation

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

Category: Expectation

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.

Category: Failure

There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back.

Category: Failure

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.

Category: Failure

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.

Category: Forgiveness