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"Before a man can lift himself he must lift his thoughts. When we shall
have learned to master our thought habits, to keep our minds open to the
great divine inflow of life force, we shall have learned the truths of
human endowment, human possibility."
"Encouragement is its keynote; it aims to arouse to honourable exertion
those who are drifting without aim, to awaken dormant ambitions in those
who have grown discouraged in the struggle for success."
"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions
and make them great."
"Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them."
"There may not be one chance in a million that you will ever receive
unusual aid; but opportunities are often presented which you can improve
to good advantage, if you will only act."
"There is nobody whom Fortune does not visit once in his life," says
a cardinal; "but when she finds he is not ready to receive her, she goes
in at the door and out at the window."
"Don't wait for your opportunity. Make it,--make it as the shepherd-boy
Ferguson made his when he calculated the distances of the stars with a
handful of glass beads on a string. Make it as George Stephenson made his
when he mastered the rules of mathematics with a bit of chalk on the grimy
sides of the coal wagons in the mines. Make it, as Napoleon made his in
a hundred "impossible" situations. Make it, as all leaders of men, in war
and in peace, have made their chances of success. Golden opportunities
are nothing to laziness, but industry makes the commonest chances golden."
"Time and patience develop the sapling into the tree. So through discipline,
education, experience, the sapling child is developed into hardy mental,
moral, physical man-timber."
"Thousands of men have made fortunes out of trifles which others pass
by. As the bee gets honey from the same flower from which the spider gets
poison, so some men will get a fortune out of the commonest and meanest
things, as scraps of leather, cotton waste, slag, iron filings, from which
others get only poverty and failure."
"First find out what the world needs and then supply what they want."
"If you want to get rich, study yourself and your own wants. You will
find that millions have the same wants. The safest business is always
connected with man's prime necessities. He must have clothing and dwelling;
he must eat. He wants comforts, facilities of all kinds for pleasure, education,
and culture. Any man who can supply a great want of humanity, improve any
methods which men use, supply any demand of comfort, or contribute in any
way to their well-being, can make a fortune."
"Every young man should have a hobby to occupy his leisure hours, something
useful to which he can turn with delight. It might be in line with his
work or otherwise, only his heart must be in it."
"If one chooses wisely, the study, research, and occupation that a hobby
confers will broaden character and transform the home."
"Time is money. We should not be stingy or mean with it, but we should
not throw away an hour any more than we would throw away a dollar-bill.
Waste of time means waste of energy, waste of vitality, waste of character
in dissipation. It means the waste of opportunities which will never come
back. Beware how you kill time, for all your future lives in it."
"No matter how many millions are out of employment, the whole world
is hunting for a man who can do things; a trained thinker who can do whatever
he undertakes a little better than it has ever before been done. Everywhere
it is the educated, the trained man, the man whose natural ability has
been enlarged, enhanced one hundredfold by superior training, that is wanted."
"The greatest thing you can do is to be what you ought to be."
"Knowledge is power only when it can be made available, practical."
Written by Orison Swett Marden
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