Orison Swett Marden Quotes

Who is Orison Swett Marden?

Dr. Orison Swett Marden was an American inspirational author and founder of SUCCESS magazine.

Born January 01, 1848
Died January 01, 1924

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Best 19 Quotes by Orison Swett Marden

“A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everyone around us.”

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

“Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”

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

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

“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.”

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

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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

“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.”

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

“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 desires.”

“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.”

“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.”

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“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”

“What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.”

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