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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)

  • Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • 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.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
    (Orison Swett Marden)


  • The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • 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)

  • 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.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • 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.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • What we sincerely believe regarding ourselves is true for us.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • There is no law by which one can, as long as he thinks he can't.
    (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)

  • Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
    (Orison Swett Marden)

  • Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
    (Orison Swett Marden)


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