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Orison Swett Marden

Dr. Orison Swett Marden, orphaned at age nine, was a self-made man having put himself through school earning a Doctorate in both medicine (from Harvard) and law (from Boston University). He is widely considered to be the father of the Self-Help Movement in America. Most of the great motivational and inspirational speakers and authors of the 20th. century studied Marden. He wrote more than 50 motivational and inspirational titles of which "The Miracle of Right Thought" and "Pushing to the Front" are the two most famous and widely studied. Sun Publishing Company of Santa Fe, NM, is currently in the process of bringing "back to life" most of Dr. Marden's works.


Available Products

The Miracle of Right Thought and The Divinity of Desire
Motivational book. Chapters include: Success and Happiness are for You, Working for One Thing and Expecting Something Else, Expect Great Things of Yourself, Self-Encouragement by Self-Suggestion, Change the Thought - Change the Man, The Paralysis of Fear, Getting in Tune, The Great Within, Training for Longevity, As A Man Thinketh, etc!

Pushing to the Front (2 vol. set)
Major classics in motivational literature.

Character: The Grandest Thing in the World
Do we ask, what is character: Is it not that sum of qualities which distinguishes one person from another? If it is no part of Dr. Marden's intent, in this booklet, to catalog those mental and moral traits of most value to mankind, yet it is his intent to name certain deep-rooted dispositions, which are essential in the mental makeup of those who set before themselves a high ideal in seeking for the grandest thing in the world. Illustrated

An Iron Will
The education of the will is the object of our existence. The development and discipline of one's willpower is of supreme moment in relation to success in life. No man can ever estimate the power of will.

Exceptional Employee
This little book is not written so much for geniuses, or those who have had exceptional opportunities in life, as for persons of ordinary ability who have had only everyday opportunities. The men who have left their mark on the world seized common occasions and made them great. There have been but few great geniuses. It has never been men of ordinary ability and common virtues, with uncommon application, with supreme determination and persistence, who have won the great prizes of life.


Selected Quotes

"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."

"Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther."

"Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe."

"Opportunities? They are all around us…there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it."

"When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success."

"Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory."


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