Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

A Quote by Orison Swett Marden

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

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on animals, cowardice, and obstacles

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 when you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on obstacles

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

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on competence, honor, opportunity, success, wealth, and youth

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. . . . The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on expectation, hope, and medicine

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

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on confidence, failure, hope, and life

No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone. As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.

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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