Men who have done great things, made stepping stones of their failures. The disgrace is not in falling, but in not rising every time you fall.
Other Orison Swett Marden quotes:
The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.
Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.
Opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.
No one should voluntarily remain in an environment which prevents his development.
Genius, that power which dazzles mortal eyes, Is oft but perseverance in disguise.
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Your suspicion attracts suspicion. Jealousy brings more jealousy, hate more hate, just as love brings love to meet it, as friendliness brings more friendliness, as sympathy and good will toward all draw the same to you from others and increase your popularity and magnetic power.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
Believe in yourself; you may succeed when others do not believe in you, but never when you do not believe in yourself.
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.