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Orison Sweet Marden

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Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.

Orison Sweet Marden

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage...true success follows every right step.

Orison Sweet Marden

Power gravitates to the man who knows how.

Orison Sweet Marden

We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.

Orison Sweet Marden

It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

Orison Sweet Marden

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 Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet Marden

There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives. To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.

Orison Sweet Marden

The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies; it lacks the force that transmutes desires into realities.

Orison Sweet Marden

Opportunities? They are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

Orison Sweet Marden

Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.

Orison Sweet Marden

No man fails who does his best.

Orison Sweet Marden

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.

Orison Sweet Marden

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Orison Sweet 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 Sweet Marden

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 Sweet Marden

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.

Orison Sweet Marden

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

Orison Sweet Marden

This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?

Orison Sweet Marden

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.

Orison Sweet Marden

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 Sweet Marden

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.

Orison Sweet Marden

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.

Orison Sweet Marden

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 Sweet Marden
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