Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden

Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy.

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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.

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.

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 of the universe in his hands.

Power gravitates to the man who knows how.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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