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Orison Swett Marden Quotes

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

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.

Category: Success

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say ''amen'' to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, -- this is happiness, this is success.

Category: Success

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

Category: Success

Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

Category: Success

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage... true success follows every right step.

Category: Success

The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.

Category: Vision

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.

Category: Vision

We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.

Category: Vision

We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.

Category: Vision

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

Category: Waste

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. 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. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.

Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

Category: Wisdom

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

Category: Work

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

Category: Youth