Thought is another name for fate, Choose, then, thy destiny , and wait — For love brings love, and hate brings hate, —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. He knew nothing of the sea, nothing of navigation or engineering, but the notion seized him to take a voyage and command his own ship. The ship was gotten under way, the self-appointed captain allowing the crew to go ahead with their usual duties, as the multiplicity of operations confused the amateur navigator. Once headed out to sea, however, the work grew simpler, and the captain had time to observe what was going on.
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When he was three years old, his mother died at the age of twenty-two, leaving Orison and his two sisters in the care of their father, who was a farmer, hunter, and trapper. When Orison was seven years old, his father died from injuries incurred while in the woods. Consequently, the children were shuttled from one guardian to another, with Orison working for five successive families as a "hired boy" to earn his keep. Marden valued the book as if it were "worth its weight in diamonds" and virtually committed its contents to memory.
He developed a deep respect and admiration for the author, whose work instilled in him a desire to inspire others as Samuel Smiles had done for him. By his early thirties, he had earned his academic degrees in science, arts, medicine and law. During his college years he supported himself by working in a hotel and afterward by becoming the owner of several hotels and a resort. He remained a successful hotel owner till his early forties see "Timeline" for dates and other details.
It was a bold decision to which he had given careful thought, having suffered repeated business reversals and a hotel fire. His fervent sense of idealism along with an urgent sense of "now or never" in middle life spurred him onward in his new goal.
Connolly writes: Over five thousand pages of manuscripts — the fruit of all the spare time he had been able to snatch from nearly fifteen crowded years of business life — had gone up in smoke Having nothing but his nightshirt on when he escaped from the fire, he went down the street to provide himself with necessary clothing.
As soon as this had been attended to, he bought a twenty-five cent notebook, and, while the ruins of the hotel were still smoking, began to rewrite from memory the manuscript of his dream book. With little money, but with lots of time on his hands, he decided to rewrite the manuscript. He took a train for Boston, boarded an inexpensive little room, and threw himself energetically into his work. In a short time, he finished writing not only his dream book - Pushing to the Front - but also a second book, Architects of Fate.
He then made three manuscripts of Pushing to the Front and submitted them to three Boston publishing firms for approval. All three firms wanted to publish the book upon a first reading of the manuscript. Morgan cited it as inspiration. It is known and read in practically every country in the world. Each of his books has produced dozens of famous quotes, and he is considered the base and inspiration of dozens of modern authors of self-help and motivation. The publication had its own building and printing plant in New York and was backed by a workforce of two hundred or more employees.
Other articles featured personal interviews of successful men and women. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. Over fifty of these interviews were later compiled into book form. Those marked with an asterisk are plausible approximates where no exact year was found. Events where no approximate year can be ascertained are marked They have three children - Orison Jr. Marden and his family. Lowrey, a prominent Chicago businessman, helps Marden revive the Success publishing firm January - The first issue of the new Success magazine appears January 26 - Honored by his staff of the Success firm in New York who see him for the last time March 10 - Dr.
Like many proponents of the New Thought philosophy, Marden believed that our thoughts influence our lives and our life circumstances. He said, "We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. He favored the "bold headline" approach and presented his ideas with brevity, directness and clarity. It was perhaps owing to his business background that he could pack so much "punch" into a mere few words.
He also carried a distinctive American tone and syntax that modern readers may easily relate to. Among the many subjects to be found in his writings, perhaps his strongest were in business, salesmanship and the art of balanced living. Other interests include literature, history, philosophy, biography, fine art, education, psychology, and physical health.
Like Samuel Smiles, he expounded upon many of the virtues that make up success, such as self-reliance, perseverance, and hard work. His writings breathe a spirit of "lofty austerity" and focus on themes of adversity and triumph, defeat and victory, failure and success. Marden made frequent use of metaphors and similes in conveying ethical principles and moral lessons.
Objects or scenes observable in nature such as rocks, marbles, streams, trees, snows, and tempests imparted a sublime, poetic depth to his writing: The frost, the snows, the tempests, the lightnings, are the rough teachers that bring the tiny acorn to the sturdy oak Obstacles, hardships are the chisel and mallet which shape the strong life into beauty. The quote gives us some insight into the mind of a great man and the invisible power that sustained him during a time of great crisis.
Neither ridicule nor caricature, neither dread of enemies nor desertion of friends, could shake his indomitable faith in his ability to lead the nation through the greatest struggle in its history.
Every Man a King; Or, Might in Mind-mastery
When he was three years old, his mother died at the age of twenty-two, leaving Orison and his two sisters in the care of their father, who was a farmer, hunter, and trapper. When Orison was seven years old, his father died from injuries incurred while in the woods. Consequently, the children were shuttled from one guardian to another, with Orison working for five successive families as a "hired boy" to earn his keep. Marden valued the book as if it were "worth its weight in diamonds" and virtually committed its contents to memory. He developed a deep respect and admiration for the author, whose work instilled in him a desire to inspire others as Samuel Smiles had done for him.
Orison Swett Marden Quotes
None of his writings have disappointed me; they are all great! What surprised me was that they were all written in the late s The lessons contained in his writings are truly priceless. Every Man A King has to be read with the date it was published kept in mind,
Orison Swett Marden