Orison Swett Marden quote

"There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King."

Orison Swett Marden

Born: 1850

Die: 1924

Occupation: Author

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You will find the whole world will change to you when you change your attitude toward it.

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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...

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The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of the weak.

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The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.

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

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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.

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He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't.

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Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.

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There is no law by which one can, as long as he thinks he can't.

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Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being.

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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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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...

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What a great discrepancy there is between people and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon...

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Put yourself in your customer's place.

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Fear is a great robber of power. It paralyzes the thinking faculties, ruins spontaneity, enthusiasm, and self confidence. It has a blighting effect upon all one's thoughts, moods, and efforts. It destroys...

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Many mothers make the mistake of forever looking for the bad in the child, trying to . . . uproot and drive it out. This is like trying to eject the darkness from a room without opening the shutters and...

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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...

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Superiority - doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.

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Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.

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Doing common things uncommonly well.

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It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the...

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As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly he is not a failure

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Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.

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There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will.

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Opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.

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Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in

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Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

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Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.

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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...

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You know from past experiences that whenever you have been driven to the wall, or thought you were, you have extricated yourself in a way which you never would have dreamed possible had you not been put...

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Ambition is the incentive that makes purpose GREAT and ACHIEVEMENT greater!

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Power gravitates to the man who knows how.

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But how shall I get ideas? ''Keep your wits open! Observe! Observe! Study! Study! But above all, Think! Think! And when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind - Act!

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We cannot separate our lives from time. Why is it that we are so extravagant, so thoughtless, in our waste of time, especially in youth, when we cling so tenaciously to life? You cannot separate a wasted...

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There can be no life which does not contain something to be grateful for, and the habit of gratitude is one of the most powerful assets of success and happiness which can be named.

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The power of material things, to bestow happiness, to bring joy into the life is tremendously exaggerated. But The right mental attitude for example gratitude that things are not worse, the trained mind...

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There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle...

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Poverty often hides her charms under an ugly mask; yet thousands have been forced into greatness by their very struggle to keep the wolf from the door.

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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...

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There's no grander sight in the world than that of a person fired with a great purpose, dominated by one unwavering aim.

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The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within of us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies;...

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Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.

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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...

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The secret of happiness is in a cheerful, contented mind. He is poor who is dissatisfied; he is rich who is contented with what he has, and can enjoy what others own.

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The first part of success is 'Get-to-it-iveness'; the second part of success is 'Stick-to-it-iveness'.

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How can I develop myself into the grandest possible manhood?

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No young man starting in life could have better capital than plenty of friends. They will strengthen his credit, support him in every great effort, and make him what, unaided, he could never be. Friends...

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To think you can creates the force that can.

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To have done no man a wrong...to walk and live, unseduced, within arm's length of what is not your own, with nothing between your desire and its gratification but the invisible law of rectitude-this is...

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This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?

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One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.

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We lift ourselves by our thought.

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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....

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Make every occasion a great occasion, for you can never tell who may be taking your measure for a higher place.

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Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage...true success follows every right step.

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It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

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The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon...

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The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.

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Let your air be that of a winner, a man who is resolved to make his way in the world, to make himself stand for something.

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It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.

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A good system shortens the road to the goal.

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You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your...

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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.

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If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself.

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We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.

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There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor, the conquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets...

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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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They may well fear fate who have any infirmity of habit or aim: but they who rest on what is have a destiny beyond destiny, and can make mouths of fortune.

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What we sincerely believe regarding ourselves is true for us.

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No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone, As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.

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Live and let live is not enough; live and help live is not too much.

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Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

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Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

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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...

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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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If we put the emphasis upon the right things, if we live the life that is worth while and then fail, we will survive all disasters, we will out-live all misfortune. We should be so well balanced and symmetrical,...

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There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame - manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does.

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You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company - a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.

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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...

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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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The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.

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Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.

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It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.

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It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame.

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

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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,...

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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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What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.

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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...

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Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, hope for tomorrow.

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

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Opportunity is latent in the very foundation of human society. Opportunity is everywhere about us. But the preparation to seize upon the opportunity, and to make the most of it, is to be made by every...

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Life is not mean, it is grand; if it is mean to any, he or she makes it so. God made it glorious. It is paved with diamonds; its banks he fringed with flowers. He overarched it with stars. Around it...

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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.

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

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

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

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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...

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

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There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.

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

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

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Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.

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There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.

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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.

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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,...

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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.

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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.

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Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

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Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.

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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.

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The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.

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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...

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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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There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.

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Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.

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It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

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Be larger than your task.

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It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.

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Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.

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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.

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Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.

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There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.

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The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.

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

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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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We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.

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Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.

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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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The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

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Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.

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Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.

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The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.

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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.

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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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The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor.

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No man fails who does his best.

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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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To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand...

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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.

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No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.

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No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.

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Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.

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

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There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.

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What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?

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You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.

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Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.

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There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces...

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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 has millions is covetous.

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The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

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Orison Swett Marden

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.

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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...

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You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.

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Opportunities? They are all around us ... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

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The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests,...

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A woman who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes her work with the assurance of success magnetizes her condition. She draws to herself the creative powers of the universe.

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