Orison Swett Marden

1850 - 1924

A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on achievement and men

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on efficiency, health, idealism, life, success, thought, and vision

We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on experience, life, and thought

Every experience in life, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met. Everything we have seen, heard, felt, or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on contentment, effort, excellence, justice, life, mediocrity, people, quality, satisfaction, and work

People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on cheerfulness, earth, and nature

How true it is that, if we are cheerful and contented, all nature smiles, the air seems more balmy, the sky clearer, the earth has a brighter green. . . the flowers are more fragrant. . . and the sun, moon, and stars all appear more beautiful, and seem to rejoice with us.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on ambition, angels, character, discipline, fame, humility, nature, possibility, pride, and wealth

The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on aim and soul

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Concentrate . . . for the greatest achievements are reserved for the man of single aim, in whom no rival powers divide the empire of the soul.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on aim, ideas, men, purpose, and success

The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on control, destiny, and failure

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden

Be larger than your task.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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