"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Orison Swett Marden on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Orison Swett Marden on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Orison Swett Marden on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Orison Swett Marden on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Orison Swett Marden on Winston Churchill
"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."