Orison Swett Marden Love Quotes and Sayings
2. Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.
3. The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924) was an American spiritual author in the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner. He died in 1924 at the age of 74.
Sayings by Orison Swett Marden
1. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
2. Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
6. All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
7. The universe is one great kindergarten. 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 our soul.
8. 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.
9. We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.
10. 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.
11. Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, hope for tomorrow.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
16. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everyone around us.
17. 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, they will slink out of sight.
18. Opportunities? They are all around us … There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
19. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
20. 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.
21. 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 desires.
22. It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
23. 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.”
24. Personal nobility is greater than any calling, or any reward that it can bring.
25. The greatest thing a man can possibly 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. It is not a question of what someone else can do or become which every youth should ask himself, but what can I do? How can I develop myself into the grandest possible manhood?
26. Real happiness cannot be bribed by anything sordid or low.
27. The highest happiness is the feeling of well-being which comes to one who is actively employed in doing what he was made to do; carrying out the great life-purpose patterned in his individual bent.
28. The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
29. There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
30. No man fails who does his best.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. The golden rule for every business man is this: ”Put yourself in your customer’s place.
34. Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
35. 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.
36. Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
41. We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
42. 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.
43. The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
44. This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
45. 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!
46. 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.
47. Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.
48. We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
49. 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.