Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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