Marden Quotes

Wise Old Sayings
Remain True In Modern Times

Life Lessons / Key Wisdom
Quotes by Dr. Orison Swett Marden

These wise old sayings, which represent only a very small sampling of the first spoken by Dr. Orison Swett Marden – are highly powerful and will help to improve your life.

Wise Old Sayings on -Ambition & Success

“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.”
– O.S. Marden“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
– O.S. Marden“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”
– O.S. 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.”
– O.S. 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.”
– O.S. Marden

Wise Old Sayings on -Service & Faith

“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.”
– O.S. Marden“The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.”
– O.S. Marden“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.”
– O.S. Marden“The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.”
– O.S. Marden“The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.”
– O.S. Marden

Wise Old Sayings on -Fear & Worry

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
– O.S. Marden“Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.”
– O.S. 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.”
– O.S. Marden“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.”
– O.S. Marden“There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.”
– O.S. Marden

Wise Old Sayings on -Self-Reliance

“We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.”
– O.S. Marden“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.”
– O.S. Marden“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.”
– O.S. Marden“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.”
– O.S. Marden“A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.”
– O.S. Marden

Wise Old Sayings on -Opportunity

“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”
– O.S. Marden“Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.”
– O.S. Marden“Life makes way for the determined. I will find a way, or make one.”
– O.S. Marden“Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.”
– O.S. Marden“The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them.”
– O.S. Marden

Wise Old Sayings on -Happiness

“The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.”
– O.S. Marden“There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.”
– O.S. Marden“Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.”
– O.S. Marden“When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.”
– O.S. Marden“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.”
– O.S. Marden