Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

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.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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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 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 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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