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All Quotes by author - Orison Swett Marden
" 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. "
" A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. "
" A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. Worry upsets our whole system; work keeps it in health and order. "
" A good system shortens the road to the goal. "
" All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. "
" 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. "
" Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. "
" A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. "
" A will finds a way. "
" Be larger than your task. "
" Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. Never for an instant harbor a doubt of it. "
" By constant contemplation of excellence, we clear our selfhood of all dross and impurities. "
" Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work. "
" Charm of personality is a divine gift that sways the strongest characters and sometimes even controls the destinies of nations. "
" Circumstances have rarely favored great men. A lowly beginning is no bar to a great career. The boy who works his way through college may have a hard time of it, but he will learn how to work his way in life, and will usually take higher rank in school and in after life than his classmate who is the son of a millionaire. "
" Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action. "
" Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people. "
" Do not give up your dream because it is apparently not being realized, because you cannot see it coming true. Cling to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. Keep it bright; do not let the bread-and-butter side of life cloud your ideal or dim it. "
" Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you. "
" Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. "
" Economize in other things if you must, wear threadbare clothes if necessary, but never cheat your body or brain by the quality and quantity of your food. Poor, cheap food which produces low vitality and inferior brain force is the worst kind of economy. "
" Enthusiasm will steady the heart and strengthen the will; it will give force to the thought and nerve to the hand until what was only a possibility becomes a reality. "
" Everybody is struggling for the good things of the world, and all the arguments to prove that they are not desirable are worse than wasted. "
" Every man must play the part of his ambition. If you are trying to be a successful man, you must play the part. "
" Every man ultimately falls into the company with which he affiliates. And he is the strongest who draws men to himself, who creates the company; and this is through having a positive quality - courage and physical prowess. "
" Every young man or woman should weigh the matter well before concluding that a college education is out of the question. "
" Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him. "
" Existence is the privilege of effort, and when that privilege is met like a man, opportunities to succeed along the line of your aptitude will come faster than you can use them. "
" 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. "
" Form the habit early in life of leaving your business at the store or wherever you may be employed. Never carry it home to mar the peace of your family; if you do, you will soon drive out the sunshine. "
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