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Orison Swett Marden

The Wisdom of Orison Swett Marden Vol. II

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    ingenuity and industry.
    If you want to get rich, study yourself and your own wants. You will find millions of others have the same wants, the same demands. The safest business is always connected with men's prime necessities. They must have clothing, dwellings; they must eat. They want comforts, facilities of all kinds, for use and pleasure, luxury, education, culture. Any man who can supply a great want of humanity, improve any methods which men use, supply any demand or contribute in any way to their well-being, can make a fortune
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    It is a sorry day for a young man who cannot see any opportunities where he is, but thinks he can do better somewhere else
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    Many of us who think we are poor are rich in opportunities if we could only see them, in possibilities all about us, in faculties worth more than diamond bracelets, in power to do good.
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    secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. —Disraeli.
    Do the best you can where you are; and, when that is accomplished, God will open a door for you, and a voice will call, "Come up hither into a higher sphere." —Beecher.
    Our grand business is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. —Carlyle.
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    A man is never so happy as when he suffices to himself, and can walk without crutches or a guide.
    Mazi Ikenna Ekpemekpehas quoted4 years ago
    "When I get a little money," said Erasmus, "I buy books, and if any is left, I buy food and clothes."
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    By the street of by-and-by one arrives at the house of never. —Cervantes.
    Mazi Ikenna Ekpemekpehas quoted4 years ago
    "It may be so," replied the great artist, "but trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
    tunjibankolehas quoted4 years ago
    his watch and thinking of his salary
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    The most successful man is he who has triumphed over obstacles, disadvantages and discouragements.
    tunjibankolehas quoted5 years ago
    In our large eastern cities it has been found that at least ninety-four out of every hundred found their first fortune at home, or near at hand, and in meeting common everyday wants.
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    A man must learn to stand upright upon his own feet, to respect himself, to be independent of charity or accident. It is on this basis only that any superstructure of intellectual cultivation worth having can possibly be built."
    tunjibankolehas quoted5 years ago
    Our grand business is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. —Carlyle.
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    "Humility is the part of wisdom, and is most becoming in men," said Kossuth; "but let no one discourage self-reliance; it is, of all the rest, the greatest quality of true manliness." Froude wrote: "A tree must be rooted in the soil before it can bear flowers or fruit.
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    "It is from these enthusiastic fellows," says an admirer, "that you hear—what they fully believe, bless them!—that all countries are beautiful, all dinners grand, all pictures superb, all mountains high, all women beautiful.
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    If there be a faith that can remove mountains, it is faith in one's own power. —Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.
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    "How shall we overcome temptation," a noted writer said, "Cheerfulness is the first thing, cheerfulness is the second, and cheerfulness is the third." A habit of cheerfulness, enabling one to transmute apparent misfortunes into real blessings,
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    He who has formed a habit of looking at the bright, happy side of things, who sees the glory in the grass, the sunshine in the flowers, sermons in stones, and good in everything, has a great advantage
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    Better find one of your own faults than ten of your neighbor's.
    tunjibankolehas quoted5 years ago
    Do one day's work at a time. Do not worry about the trouble of to-morrow. Most of the trouble in life is borrowed trouble, which never actually comes.
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