Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on humility, justice, opportunity, simplicity, world, and youth

It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on imagination

There are powers inside of you, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on chance, education, opportunity, preparation, and profit

Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on ideas, mind, nobility, observation, and study

But how shall I get ideas? Keep your wits open! Observe! Study! Study! but above all, think! Think! and when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind - Act!

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on certainty, day, labor, men, poets, reason, superiority, and talent

It is certain that the greatest poets, orators, statesmen, and historians, men of the most brilliant and imposing talents, have labored as hard, if not harder, than day laborers; and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on world

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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.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on character, fame, success, and wealth

There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -manhood, character, stand for success . . . nothing else really does.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on character, people, value, and work

Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden

You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him? What did he get out of them?

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on anxiety, god, life, and medicine

Mirth is God's medicine; everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety-all the rust of life- ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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