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Orison Swett Marden
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The man who has not learned the secret of taking the drudgery out of his task by flinging his whole soul into it, has not learned the first principles of success or happiness. Orison Swett Marden
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Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities. Orison Swett Marden
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Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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The first part of success is 'Get-to-it-iveness'; the second part of success is 'Stick-to-it-iveness'. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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Opportunity always looks bigger going than coming. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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If we get the good that belongs to us here and now, we must extract the sweetness of each passing minute while it is ours. That is the real art of living in the today. Orison Swett Marden
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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
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Pessimism has never done anything but tear down and destroy what optimism has built up. Orison Swett Marden
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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 - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success. 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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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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There is no law by which one can, as long as he thinks he can't. Orison Swett Marden
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The world makes way for the man with an idea. Orison Swett Marden
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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 He spread the glory of the physical universe-suns, moon, worlds, constellations, systems-all that is magnificent in motion, sublime in magnitude, and grand in order and obedience. God would not have attended life with this broad march of grandeur if it did not mean something. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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Live and let live is not enough; live and help live is not too much. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose. Orison Swett Marden
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Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. Orison Swett Marden
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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 our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything. Orison Swett Marden
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The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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 reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men. Orison Swett Marden
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Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, hope for tomorrow. Orison Swett Marden
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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. 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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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 our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character, Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything. Orison Swett Marden
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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 is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity - an opportunity to be polite - an opportunity to be manly - an opportunity to be honest - an opportunity to make friends. Orison Swett Marden
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Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. Orison Swett Marden
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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 master's fame. Orison Swett Marden
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No man can hope to accomplish anything great in this world until he throws his whole soul, flings the force of his whole life, into it. It is not enough simply to have a general desire to accomplish something. There is but one way to do that; and that is, to try to be somebody with all the concentrated energy we can muster. Orison Swett Marden
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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
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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. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back. 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. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. 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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The mill cannot grind with the water that has passed. Orison Swett Marden
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He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. Orison Swett Marden
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The trouble with us is that we expect too much from the great happenings, the unusual things, and we overlook the common flowers on the path of life, from which we might abstract sweets, comforts, delights. Orison Swett Marden
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Play is as necessary to the perfect development of a child as sunshine is to the perfect development of a plant. Orison Swett Marden
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Whatever comes to us in life we create first in our mentality. As the building is a reality in all its details in the architects mind before a stone or brick is laid, so we create mentally everything which later becomes a reality in our achievement. Orison Swett Marden
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As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly he is not a failure Orison Swett Marden
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A will finds a way. Orison Swett Marden
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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 one of the strongest elements of success. Orison Swett Marden
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Be larger than your task. Orison Swett Marden
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A good system shortens the road to the goal. Orison Swett Marden
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Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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No man fails who does his best. Orison Swett Marden
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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 to be a man. Orison Swett Marden
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Most men fail, not through lack of education, but from lack of dogged determination, from lack of dauntless will. Orison Swett Marden
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Ambition is the incentive that makes purpose GREAT and ACHIEVEMENT greater! Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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 whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure. Orison Swett Marden
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It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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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 of the right sort will help him more - to be happy and successful - than much money... Orison Swett Marden
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What keeps so many employers back is simple unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort. Orison Swett Marden
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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, that nothing which could ever happen could Orison Swett Marden
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Worry clogs the brain and paralyzes the thought. A troubled brain can not think clearly, vigorously, locally. Orison Swett Marden
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Without continuous effort there cannot be continuous achievement. Orison Swett Marden
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Character: the grandest thing in the world. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Orison Swett Marden
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Keep fear out of your child's mind, as you would keep poison out of his body; for fear is the deadliest of mental poisons. Orison Swett Marden
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Our thoughts are like roots which reach out in every direction into the cosmic ocean of formless energy, and these thought-roots set in motion vibrations like themselves and attract the affinities of our desires and ambitions. Orison Swett Marden
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