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Orison Swett Marden Quotes

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

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.

Category: Impossibility

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.

Category: Inaction

The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor.

Category: Influence

He is the richest man who enriches his country most; in whom the people feel richest and proudest; who gives himself with his money; who opens the doors of opportunity widest to those about him; who is ears to the deaf; eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. Such a man makes every acre of land in his community worth more, and makes richer every man who lives near him.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Mind

No man fails who does his best...

Category: Mistakes

No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone, As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.

Category: Mistakes

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.

Category: Mistakes

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.

Category: Obstacles

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.

Category: Obstacles

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.

Category: Obstacles

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

Category: Opportunity

It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

Category: Opportunity

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.

Category: Opportunity