Orison Swett Marden Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 Have You Tried Love’s Way?, Victorious attitude [S]
1. Love, like the sun, never sees the dark side of anything.
#2 Work and Happiness, Love’s Way [S]
2. If we would be happy, we must conform to nature’s laws. Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.
#3 Live Upward, HOW TO SUCCEED; OR, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune [S]
3. If the aim be right the life in its details cannot be far wrong. Your heart must inspire what your hands execute, or the work will be poorly done. The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.
#4 How TO Lighten Your Burdens, Love’s Way
4. It is love alone that enables the poor mother to go through terrible experiences in her struggles with poverty and sickness to rear her children. Love takes the sting out of poverty, the pain out of sacrifice.
#5 Survival Value, Love’s Way [S]
5. With love in your heart, you have not only happiness, -but a power of accomplishment which no amount of money can give.
#6 What the Bee Teaches Us, Love’s Way [S]
6. When we realize that we are actually one with our neighbor we cannot help loving him as ourselves, because he is one with us in his oneness with the great universal principle which underlies all being, which is the truth of all truths.
#7 Mother, Be good to yourself [S]
7. No matter how loving or thoughtful the father may be, the heavier burdens, the greater anxieties, the weightier responsibilities of the home, of the children, always fall on the mother.
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 Attracting the Poorhouse, Victorious attitude [S]
1. We must change our thought before we can change our conditions.
#2 MINIMIZING DIFFICULTIES, The Optimistic Life [S]
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 LEARN TO EXPECT A GREAT DEAL OF LIFE, The Optimistic Life [S]
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 WILL AND THE WAY, Rising in the world; or, Architects of fate [S]
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 to him. This is success, and there is no other.
#5 THE DIVINITY OF DESIRE, The miracle of right thought [S]
5. Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. Never for an instant harbor a doubt of it.
#6 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
6. What we do when defeat stares us in the face is the real touchstone of character.
#7 OUR SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS, Rising in the world; or, Architects of fate [S]
7. 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. Even the bee and the ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.
#8 SUCCESS AGAINST ODDS, An Iron Will [S]
8. Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
#9 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
9. You can not quarrel with a man who wears a smile on his face and in his heart. No matter how angry you may be with him his cheery good will takes the fight all out of you because it puts out the fire.
#10 CLEAR GRIT DID IT, Getting On [S]
10. This is the test of your manhood. How much is there left in you after you have failed in your undertaking and have lost everything outside of yourself?
#11 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
11. You can’t do anything well, you never can appear at your best, while you are thinking about yourself, your failings or your weaknesses. This is true in small as well as big things.
#12 Push Yourself Ahead, Exceptional Employee
12. What keeps so many employees back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.
#13 Expect Great Things, Pushing to the front [S]
13. A man who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes his work with the assurance of success, magnetizes conditions. He draws to himself the literal fulfilment of the promise, “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance.”
#14 AVOID MISFIT OCCUPATIONS, The Young Man Entering Business [S]
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 WHAT VANDERBILT PAID FOR TWELVE LAUGHS, Cheerfulness As A Life Power [S]
15. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us, and puts us into closer touch with what is best and brightest in our lot in life.
#16 Stand for Something, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
16. Every man ought to feel that there is something in him that bribery cannot touch, that influence cannot buy; something that is not for sale; something he would not sacrifice or tamper with for any price; something he would give his life for if necessary.
#17 MINIMIZING DIFFICULTIES, The Optimistic Life [S]
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, if you stand and hesitate, if you take your eyes from theirs, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you do not flinch, if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
#18 Affirmation, Peace, power, and plenty [S]
18. 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.
#19 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
19. To one person, no matter how gloomy the sky, the whole day is a poem, to another it is the blankest of blank verse. The difference is in the spirit in which each faces it, in the color of their mental glasses.
#20 WANTED — A MAN, Rising in the world; or, Architects of fate [S]
20. 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.”
#21 New Thought Creates New Life, ORISON SWETT MARDEN IN SUCCESS MAGAZINE, 1 September 1908, Busy Man’s Magazine [S]
21. Instead of being the victims of fate, we can order our fate; we can largely determine what it shall be. Our destiny changes with our thought. We shall become what we wish to become when our habitual thought corresponds with the desire.
#22 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
22. People who radiate sunshine have a faculty of turning the common water of life into the most delicious wine.
#23 Everybody ahead; or, Getting the most out of life [S]
23. Nobody but himself may be helped by the money millionaire; but everybody is enriched who knows or comes in contact with the millionaire of good cheer, and the more he gives of his wealth, the more it multiplies. It is like the seed put into the soil — the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
#24 HAS YOUR VOCATION APPROVAL, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
24. Personal nobility is greater than any calling, or any reward that it can bring.
#25 EXPECT GREAT THINGS OF YOURSELF, Pushing to the front [S]
25. We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
#26 HAPPY? IF NOT, WHY NOT?, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
26. Real happiness cannot be bribed by anything sordid or low.
#27 HAPPY? IF NOT, WHY NOT?, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
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 How to Get what You Want [S]
28. The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
#29 Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties [S]
29. 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; not until you are so enthusiastic in it that you take it to bed with you.
#30 The Victory in Defeat, Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties [S]
30. No man fails who does his best, for if the critical world ignore him, his labor is weighed in the scales of Omniscient Justice. As there is no effect without cause, no loss of energy in the world, so conscientious persistence cannot fail of its ultimate reward.
#31 HOW TO LIGHTEN YOUE BURDENS, Love’s Way [S]
31. Nothing will do more to lighten your own burden than helping the other fellow to bear his.
#32 The Great Within, The miracle of right thought [S]
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 BUSINESS INTEGRITY, The Optimistic Life [S]
33. A golden rule for every business man is this: ” Put yourself in your customer’s place.”
#34 THE FUN OF THE LITTLE GAME, An Iron Will [S]
34. …success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price, and it is yours.
#35 THE VICTORY IN DEFEAT, Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties [S]
35. No man is a failure who is upright and true. No cause is a failure which is in the right. There is but one failure, and that is not to be true to the best that is in us.
#36 POWER OF THE MIND OVER THE BODY, Rising in the world; or, Architects of fate [S]
36. Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities. No man’s success or health will ever reach beyond his own confidence, — as a rule, we erect our own barriers.
#37 THE VICTORY IN DEFEAT, Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties [S]
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 HOW TO LIGHTEN YOUE BURDENS, Love’s Way [S]
38. A candle loses nothing by giving its light to light another’s candle which has gone out.
#39 The Harmony Bath, Love’s Way [S]
39. Forgive all of your enemies if you have any. Do not let yourself go to sleep with any bitter thought in your mind.
#40 WORLD OWES TO DREAMERS, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
40. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better to-morrow.
#41 The Good-Will Habit, Be good to yourself [S]
41. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
#42 SPIRIT IN WHICH YOU WORK, He can who thinks he can, and other papers on success in life [S]
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; that you will do it in the spirit of a conqueror, and so get the lesson and power out of it which come only to the conqueror.
#43 How to Succeed [S]
43. Some people are born happy. No matter what their circumstances are they are joyous, content and satisfied with everything.
Unsourced Quotes by Orison Swett Marden
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
5. 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.