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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
    tags: impossible  goal 
     
    Anybody can work when everything goes smoothly, when there is nothing to trouble him; but a man must be made of the right kind of stuff who can rise above the things which harass and handicap the weak, and do his work in spite of them. Indeed, this is the test of greatness.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: men  work  greatness  right 
     
    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
    It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
    — 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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: men  self  achievement  quality 
     
    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 is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    We lift ourselves by our own thought; we climb upon our vision of ourselves.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: vision 
     
    He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    Worry clogs the brain and paralyzes the thought. A troubled brain can not think clearly, vigorously, locally.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: thoughts  brain  worries 
     
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: work  expectation 
     
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    Conquer yourself and you can conquer everything else.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: desires  thoughts  wishes 
     
    There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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
    tags: desires  men  world  soul  energy  hope 
     
    Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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
    tags: power 
     
    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
    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
    What are stumbling blocks and defeat to the weak and vacillating are but stepping stones to victory to the determined soul.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: soul  victory 
     
    The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: longing 
     
    Absorb knowledge from every possible source and opportunity. Power gravitates to the man who knows how and why.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: men  power  opportunities 
     
    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
    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. Everything we have seen, heard, felt or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    Aspiration lifts the life; groveling lowers it. When we are striving for excellence in everything we do the entire life grows and expands, but if we allow our standards to drop, there is a natural progression that follows, a tendency for a downward effort in all that we do thereafter.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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 throw us off our center, so that no matter what misfortune should overtake us, there would still be a whole magnificent man or woman left after being stripped of everything else.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: men  women  live  right  fail  worth 
     
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: happiness  men  power  success 
     
    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
    To think you can creates the force that can.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: heart  believe 
     
    When you finish a thing you ought to be able to say to yourself: 'There, I am willing to stand for that piece of work. It is not pretty well done; it is done as well as I can do it; done to a complete finish. I will stand for that. I am willing to be judged by it.'
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: work 
     
    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
    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
    Self-Control is the very essence of character. To be able to look a man straight in the eye, calmly and deliberately, without the slightest ruffle of temper under extreme provocation, gives a sense of power which nothing else can give. To feel that you are always, not sometimes, master of yourself, gives a dignity and strength to character, buttresses it, supports it on every side, as nothing else can. This is the culmination of thought mastery.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    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
    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!
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: mind  noble 
     
    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
    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.
    — Orison Swett Marden
    tags: work  excellence  mind  quality 
     
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