Orison Swett Marden Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Orison Swett Marden quotes, Orison Swett Marden sayings, and Orison Swett Marden proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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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.     

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

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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.     

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

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

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

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Doing common things uncommonly well.     

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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.     

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

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

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Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.     

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Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.     

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

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To have done no man a wrong to walk and live, unseduced, within arm's length of what is not your own, with nothing between your desire and its gratification but the invisible law of rectitude this is to be a man.     

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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.     

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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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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

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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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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.     

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Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther.     

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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.     

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

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All men who have achieved great things have been dreamers.     

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

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

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