"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."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Orison Swett Marden on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Orison Swett Marden on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Orison Swett Marden on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Orison Swett Marden on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."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."