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  • The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.

  • One of the best strengtheners of character and developers of stamina ... is to assume the part you wish to play; to assert stoutly the possession of whatever you lack.

  • There is a legend that when God was equipping man for his long life journey of exploration, the attendant good angel was about to add the gift of contentment and complete satisfaction. The Creator stayed his hand and said, 'No, if you bestow that upon him you will rob him forever of all joy of self-discovery.'

    Orison Swett Marden (1917). “How to Get what You Want”
  • Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence.

  • There is no medicine like hope.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “He Can Who Thinks He Can, and Other Papers on Success in Life: From the Renowned Author of Inspirational Works like How to Get what You Want, Prosperity and How to Get It, The Miracles of Right Thought, Self-Investment and Masterful Personality”, p.37, e-artnow
  • The first part of success is 'Get-to-it-iveness'; the second part of success is 'Stick-to-it-iveness'.

  • Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy and perseverances.

  • There is a legend of an artist who long sought for a piece of sandalwood, out of which to carve a Madonna. He was about to give up in despair, leaving the vision of his life unrealized, when in a dream he was bidden to carve his Madonna from a block of oak wood which was destined for the fire. He obeyed and produced a masterpiece from a log of common firewood. Many of us lose great opportunities in life by waiting to find sandalwood for our carvings, when they really lie hidden in the common logs that we burn.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection - Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune...”, p.277, e-artnow
  • Without continuous effort there cannot be continuous achievement.

  • Opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.

  • We lift ourselves by our own thought; we climb upon our vision of ourselves.

  • He is the richest man who enriches his country most; in whom the people feel richest and proudest; who gives himself with his money; who opens the doors of opportunity widest to those about him; who is ears to the deaf; eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. Such a man makes every acre of land in his community worth more, and makes richer every man who lives near him.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection - Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune...”, p.472, e-artnow
  • A man will remain a rag-picker as long as he has only the vision of a rag-picker.

  • 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 (2015). “An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can & Pushing To The Front (Wisdom & Empowerment Series): How to Achieve Self-Reliance Which Leads to Vigorous Self-Faith, Personal Growth & Success”, p.288, e-artnow
  • We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “Be Good To Yourself (Unabridged): Appreciate the Marvelousness of the Human Mechanism: How to Keep Your Powers up to the Highest Possible Standard, How to Conserve Your Energies and Guard Your Health”, p.55, e-artnow
  • The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'

    Orison Swett Marden (1907). “The Optimistic Life”
  • Wanted, a man who will not lose his individuality in a crowd, a man who has the courage of his convictions, who is not afraid to say "No," though all the world say "Yes.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection - Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune...”, p.51, e-artnow
  • Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.

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    Orison Swett Marden (2006). “Rising in the World, Or Architects of Fate”, p.263, Cosimo, Inc.
  • 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.

    Orison Swett Marden (1907). “The Optimistic Life”
  • It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can & Pushing To The Front (Wisdom & Empowerment Series): How to Achieve Self-Reliance Which Leads to Vigorous Self-Faith, Personal Growth & Success”, p.389, e-artnow
  • The divine injunction to be perfect, even as He is perfect, was not given man to mock him. The possibility of our waking in His likeness is literally true.

    Orison Swett Marden (2016). “The Miracle of Right Thought”, p.18, FV Éditions
  • Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

    Orison Swett Marden (2006). “Rising in the World, Or Architects of Fate”, p.444, Cosimo, Inc.
  • It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.

    Orison Swett Marden (1907). “The Optimistic Life”
  • Who can estimate the real wealth that inheres in a fine character. . . . How base and mean money and huge estates look in comparison. All other things fade before it. Its touch is like magic to win friendship, influence, power. Can you afford to chill, to discourage, to crush out of your life this sweet, sensitive plant, which would flower in your nature and give added glory to your life, for the sake of a few dollars, a little questionable fame?

  • Society is to the individual what the sun and showers are to the seed. It develops him, expands him, unfolds him, calls him out of himself. Other men are his opportunity. Each one is a match which ignites some new tinder in him unignitible by any previous match. Without these the sparks of individuality would sleep in him forever.

    Orison Swett Marden (1897). “Rising in the World: Or, Architects of Fate; a Book Designed to Inspire Youth to Character Building, Self-culture and Noble Achievement”
  • 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 (2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection - Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune...”, p.2455, e-artnow
  • Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection - Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune...”, p.2475, e-artnow
  • To think you can creates the force that can.

    Orison Swett Marden (1922). “Heading for Victory: Or, Getting the Most Out of Life”
  • Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

    Orison Swett Marden (2015). “An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can & Pushing To The Front (Wisdom & Empowerment Series): How to Achieve Self-Reliance Which Leads to Vigorous Self-Faith, Personal Growth & Success”, p.27, e-artnow
  • Doing common things uncommonly well.

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