Famous Quotes from ...

Orison Swett Marden



    All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

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    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.

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    The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.

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    It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

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    There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a r

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    When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is succe

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    What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?

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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.

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