Orison Swett Marden Biography

Orison Swett Marden, Writer
Known asO. S. Marden
Occup.Writer
FromUSA
BornJanuary 1, 1850
Gorham, Maine, USA
DiedMarch 24, 1924
New York City, New York, USA
CauseHeart Attack
Aged74 years
Orison Swett Marden was born on a farm in Thornton Gore, New Hampshire, USA, on June 11, 1850. In spite of dealing with difficulty and difficulties throughout his childhood, Marden matured to become a preeminent American writer, editor, as well as audio speaker in the area of self-help as well as personal advancement. He rose to importance throughout the Progressive Era as well as is best born in mind as the founder of Success Magazine and also writer of a number of prominent self-help books.

Marden was the youngest of 9 children, and his mommy passed away when he was just three years of ages. His dad was an alcoholic, and the household stayed in extreme destitution. Against all chances, Marden was identified to obtain an education and learning as well as improve his situations. He attended a number of colleges in New England, functioning various tasks to sustain himself, including farm labor, hotel administration, as well as practicing medication.

In 1881, he graduated with a clinical level from Harvard University as well as later on finished a Bachelor of Science level at Boston University. However, it was during his time at New England Normal Institute in New Hampshire where he initially uncovered the power of the written word and also began creating speeches and also posts to boost the lives of others.

Marden's very first book, "Pushing to the Front", was published in 1894 and came to be an instantaneous success. He took place to compose greater than 50 publications over his life time that supplied sensible advice on individual as well as specialist growth, emphasizing the significance of hopefulness, willpower, as well as passion. Some of his best-known jobs include "The Victorious Attitude", "Prosperity: How to Attract It", and also "The Miracle of Right Thought".

In 1897, Marden founded Success Magazine with a mission to influence, motivate, and also educate viewers on how to accomplish success in all facets of life. Under his leadership, the publication included articles by prominent writers and also business leaders, such as George Bernard Shaw, Booker T. Washington, and Thomas Edison. Marden himself composed several posts for the publication, more cementing his track record as a leading authority in the field of self-help as well as individual growth.

Aside from his literary success, Marden was additionally a talented audio speaker and also often supplied lectures on personal as well as professional accomplishment. He drew from his very own experiences and also those of other effective individuals to give practical instances of getting rid of adversity, empowering audiences across the United States and abroad.

Marden married twice in his life, initially to Clara Josselyn, with whom he had two kids, as well as later on to Mary Eldredge. His family life, nevertheless, was noted with much misfortune, as his two sons predeceased him, and by 1924, he was living alone in New York City.

Orison Swett Marden passed away on March 10, 1924. His work continues to be inspirational and pertinent today, and his impact can be seen in the works and approaches of contemporary self-help giants like Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, as well as Norman Vincent Peale. His life tale and contributions to the field of personal development serve as an enduring testament to the power of durability and the pursuit of success in the face of misfortune.

Our collection contains 58 quotes who is written / told by Orison, under the main topics: Motivational - Nature - Imagination.

Related authors: George Bernard Shaw (Dramatist), Napoleon Hill (Writer), Norman Vincent Peale (Clergyman), Thomas Edison (Inventor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Dale Carnegie (Writer), Booker T. Washington (Educator)

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58 Famous quotes by Orison Swett Marden

Small: A good system shortens the road to the goal
"A good system shortens the road to the goal"
Small: The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own pecu
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
Small: A will finds a way
"A will finds a way"
Small: Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the cou
"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"
Small: Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us
"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us"
Small: If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task i
"If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place"
Small: The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling
"The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling"
Small: Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you
"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"
Small: It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well
"It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well"
Small: Analyzing what you havent got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career
"Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career"
Small: Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do
"Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do"
Small: There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us
"There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us"
Small: There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the
"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"
Small: No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the tr
"No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else"
Small: Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met
"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"
Small: Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and ever
"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us"
Small: Be larger than your task
"Be larger than your task"
Small: All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers
"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers"
Small: Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you
"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"
Small: Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds
"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them"
Small: Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in h
"Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him"
Small: Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work
"Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work"
Small: Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent ef
"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"
Small: A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions.
"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"
Small: You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haun
"You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else"
Small: You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and a
"You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing"
Small: There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his
"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"
Small: The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued
"The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world"
Small: Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed pay the price and it i
"Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours"
Small: No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price
"No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price"
Small: No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his a
"No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation"
Small: Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of ones being
"Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being"
Small: The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can
"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"
Small: Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities
"Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities"
Small: It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or su
"It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind"
Small: It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest
"It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest"
Small: Dont wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait fo
"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them"
Small: Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honest
"Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation"
Small: You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean t
"You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them"
Small: When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead.
"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"
Small: To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable compet
"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"
Small: Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by y
"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"
Small: What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold
"What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?"
Small: The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customers place.
"The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'"
Small: Our destiny changes with our thought we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, whe
"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"
Small: No man fails who does his best
"No man fails who does his best"
Small: Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of
"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"
Small: All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was
"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"
Small: Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculo
"Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it"
Small: There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of
"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"
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