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.


More men are ruined by underestimating the value of money than by overestimating it. Let us, then, abandon the affectation of despising money, and frankly own its value.     

Orison Swett Marden

We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.     

Orison Swett Marden

The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.     

Orison Swett Marden

The power of material things, to bestow happiness, to bring joy into the life is tremendously exaggerated. But The right mental attitude for example gratitude that things are not worse, the trained mind the right habits of thought - lifeskills, will bring to us the best there is in the universe.     

Orison Swett Marden

With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the american flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

Orison Swett Marden

No matter where your lot may be cast, no power on earth can keep you from making a man of yourself, a superb character, a masterpiece.     

Orison Swett Marden

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

In order to keep himself at the top of his condition, to obtain complete mastery of all his powers and possibilities, a man must be good to himself mentally; he must think well of himself.      

Orison Swett Marden

Tact is a combination of good temper, ready wit, quickness of perception and ability to take in the exigency of the occasion instantly.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

Orison Swett Marden

Thrift means that you should always have the best you can possibly afford, when the thing has any reference to your physical and mental health, to your growth in efficiency and power.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

Orison Swett Marden