"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities strong men make them."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Orison Swett Marden on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Orison Swett Marden on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Orison Swett Marden on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Orison Swett Marden on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Orison Swett Marden on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."
"There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority."
"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."