Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

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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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on money

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The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he have millions is covetous.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden

It is like the seed put into the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on laws

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There is no law by which one can, as long as he thinks he can't.

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on obstacles

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.

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 life and work

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If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on slavery

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Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. . . . What he at first chooses, at last compels.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on beginning, habits, thought, and time

The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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