Orison Swett Marden

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.Orison Swett Marden

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The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness - even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent - will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.Orison Swett Marden

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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.Orison Swett Marden

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One of the secrets of a successful life is to be able to hold all of our energies upon one point, to focus all of the scattered rays of the mind upon one place or thing.Orison Swett Marden

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A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.Orison Swett Marden

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

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There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.Orison Swett Marden

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With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the American flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity.Orison Swett Marden

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Regard every suggestion that your life may be a failure, that you are not made like those who succeed, and that success is not for you, as a traitor, and expel it from your mind as you would a thief from your house.Orison Swett Marden

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Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.Orison Swett Marden

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We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.Orison Swett Marden

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A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.Orison Swett Marden

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Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.Orison Swett Marden

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One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one's capacity for happiness, but also one's efficiency.Orison Swett Marden

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Do not give up your dream because it is apparently not being realized, because you cannot see it coming true. Cling to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. Keep it bright; do not let the bread-and-butter side of life cloud your ideal or dim it.Orison Swett Marden

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In order to keep himself at the top of his condition, to obtain complete mastery of all his powers and possibilities, a man must be good to himself mentally; he must think well of himself.Orison Swett Marden

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All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.Orison Swett Marden

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The achievements of willpower are almost beyond computation. Scarcely anything seems impossible to the man who can will strongly enough and long enough.Orison Swett Marden

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No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.Orison Swett Marden

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Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.Orison Swett Marden

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Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give?Orison Swett Marden

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Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power.Orison Swett Marden

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We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.Orison Swett Marden

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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.Orison Swett Marden

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Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.Orison Swett Marden

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Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.Orison Swett Marden

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Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.Orison Swett Marden

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All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.Orison Swett Marden

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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.Orison Swett Marden

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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.Orison Swett Marden

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