Orison Swett Marden Quotes

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

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Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

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The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.

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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.

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When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.

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

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

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

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Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day...

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Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

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The golden rule for every business man is this: ''Put yourself in your customer's place.'

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The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.

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When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.

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Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark.

Orison Swett Marden
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