Orison Swett Marden

Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy. His first book, Pushing to the Front (1894), became an instant best-seller. Marden later published fifty or more books and booklets, averaging two titles per year.

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Orison Swett Marden #Good

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 #Best #Failure #Success

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.
Orison Swett Marden #Best

No man fails who does his best.
Orison Swett Marden #Business

The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'
Orison Swett Marden #Courage #Success

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.
Orison Swett Marden #Courage #Great

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.
Orison Swett Marden #Gardening

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden #Good

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
Orison Swett Marden #Great #Men #Strength

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities strong men make them.
Orison Swett Marden #Great #Imagination #Men

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden #Great #Hope

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden #Great

Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
Orison Swett Marden #Home #Power

What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
Orison Swett Marden #Imagination

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
Orison Swett Marden #Knowledge #Wisdom

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
Orison Swett Marden #Motivational

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
Orison Swett Marden #Alone #Power

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.
Orison Swett Marden #Nature #Work

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 #Alone #Business #Great

No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
Orison Swett Marden #Alone

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.
Orison Swett Marden #Power

Power gravitates to the man who knows how.
Orison Swett Marden #Success

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed pay the price and it is yours.
Orison Swett Marden #Success

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 #Success

No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.
Orison Swett Marden #Sympathy

Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.