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

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

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

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

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

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

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Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage;

...true success follows every right step.

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Be larger than your task.

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A will finds a way.

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

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

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No man fails who does his best...

Orison Swett Marden on mistakes
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About Orison Swett Marden

Name Orison Swett Marden
Quotes 116 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday 1850
About Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner.Marden was born in Thornton Gore, New Hampshire to Lewis and Martha Marden.hen he was three years old, his mother died at the age of 22, leaving Orison and his two sisters in the care of their father, a farmer, hunter, and trapper.
Top topics life, success, excellence, failure, work

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

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

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We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.

Orison Swett Marden on prophecy
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We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest.

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

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

Orison Swett Marden on leadership
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Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance.

It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

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

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It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.

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

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Power gravitates to the man who knows how.

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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.

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Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.

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

Orison Swett Marden on excellence
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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.

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All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

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Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels.

Orison Swett Marden on habits
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Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.

Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

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Doing common things uncommonly well.

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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.

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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 on enjoyment
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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 on mistakes
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Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it;

that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.

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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 on greatness
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No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.

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The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We must give more in order to get more.

It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.

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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.

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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 on praise
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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.

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Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young.

A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.

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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.

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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.

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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 on prophecy
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Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy between men and the results they achieve... the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating on one point.

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