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.


Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.     

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One of the secrets of a successful life is to be able to hold all of our energies upon one point, to focus all of the scattered rays of the mind upon one place or thing.     

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

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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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The forthputting of willpower is a means of strengthening willpower. The will becomes strong by exercise. To stick to a thing till you are master is a test of intellectual discipline and power.     

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

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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 better tomorrow     

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

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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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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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Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people.     

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Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power.     

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The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.     

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Pessimism has never done anything but tear down and destroy what optimism has built up.     

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

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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.     

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A good system shortens the road to the goal.     

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We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns     

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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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Our thoughts are like roots which reach out in every direction into the cosmic ocean of formless energy, and these thought-roots set in motion vibrations like themselves and attract the affinities of our desires and ambitions.     

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Every man must play the part of his ambition. If you are trying to be a successful man, you must play the part.     

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Charm of personality is a divine gift that sways the strongest characters and sometimes even controls the destinies of nations.     

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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. Worry upsets our whole system; work keeps it in health and order.     

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The most fascinating person is always the one of the most winning manners; not the one of greatest physical beauty.     

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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.      

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

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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 obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.     

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