Orison Swett Marden

Who Was Orison Swett Marden?

Orison Swett Marden, founder of Success Magazine, is also considered to be the founder of the modern success movement in America.

Marden's first book, Pushing to the Front, published in 1894, had a phenomenal circulation. In 1897 he founded Success Magazine, which reached the enormous circulation, for that time, of nearly a half-million, meaning of course that it was read by two to three million readers. This publication ran into financial difficulties and suspended publication in 1912. But once again, in 1918, he founded a new Success which was rapidly climbing in circulation when death ended his career, in 1924.

His book titles express eloquently the outlook of cheerful optimism and confidence. At his death it was said of him that he averaged two books a year, from his first in 1894 to his last just before his passing in 1924, and had some two million words in as yet unpublished manuscripts when he died.

We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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AMBITION AND SUCCESS by Orison Swett Marden. What is Ambition, The Satisfied Man, The Influence of Environment, Unworthy Ambitions,Ambition Knows No Age Limit, Make Your Life Count, Visualize Yourself in a Better Position, Thwarted Ambition, Why Don't You Begin? 75p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-369-2.

AN IRON WILL by Orison Swett Marden. Training the Will, Mental Discipline, Conscious Power, Do You Believe in Yourself? Will Power in its Relation to Health and Disease, The Romance of Achievement Under Difficulties, Concentrated Energy, Staying Power, Persistent Purpose, Success Against Odds, Etc. 52 pgs. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-283-1.

BE GOOD TO YOURSELF by Orison Swett Marden. 322p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-364-1. (Inquire as to availability)

CHARACTER - THE GRANDEST THING IN THE WORLD by Orison Swett Marden. A Grand Character, The Light Bearers, The Great-Hearted, Intrepidity of Spirit, "A Fragment of the Rock of Ages," Etc. 55 pgs. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-297-1.

CHEERFULNESS AS A LIFE POWER by Orison Swett Marden. Chapters include: What Vanderbilt Paid for Twelve Laughs, The Cure for Americanitis, Oiling Your Business Machinery, Taking Your Fun Every Day as You Do Your Work, Finding What You Do Not Seek, Looking Pleasant - A Thing to be Worked From the Inside, The Sunshine Man. 79 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-363-3

CHOOSING A CAREER by Orison Swett Marden. 332p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-412-5. (Inquire as to availability)

THE CONQUEST OF WORRY by Orison Swett Marden. 535p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-396-X (Inquire as to availability)

EVERY MAN A KING or Might in Mind Mastery by Orison Swett Marden. Steering Thought Prevents Life Wrecks, How Mind Rules the Body, Thought Causes Health and Disease, Overcoming Fear, Mastering our Moods, The Power of Cheerful Thinking, Affirmation Creates Power, How Thinking Brings Success, Building Character, The Power of Imagination, How to Control Thought, Etc. 240  pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-334-X. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

EVERYBODY AHEAD OR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LIFE by Orison Swett Marden. 535p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-409-5. (Inquire as to availability)

THE EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE by Orison Swett Marden. The Exceptional Employee, Self-Discovery, Conquering an Uncongenial Environment, The Power of Enthusiasm, Self-Confidence Gets the Job, Why a Good Appearance Wins, Put Your Best into Everything, Make Your Work Your Masterpiece, Etc! Inspiration, positive thinking, self-help, business. 202 pgs. 5x8 pgs. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-352-8.

GETTING ON by Orison Swett Marden. 325p. 5x8. Pbk. ISBN: 0-89540-370-6. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

GOOD MANNERS – A PASSPORT TO SUCCESS by Orison Swett Marden. The Home Training, Self-Respect, Self-Control, Tact, The Relation of Courtesy to a Business Career, Manner in Public Life, The Law of Kindness. 64p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-366-8. $7.50.

HE CAN WHO THINKS HE CAN by Orison Swett Marden. He Can Who Thinks He Can, Getting Aroused, Education by Absorption, Freedom at Any Cost, What the World Owes to Dreamers, The Spirit in Which You Work, Responsibility Develops Power, Stand for Something, Happy, If Not, Why? Originality, Sizing Up People, Getting Away From Poverty, Etc. 245 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-346-3. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

THE HOUR OF OPPORTUNITY by Orison Swett Marden. The Hour of Opportunity: Are You Ready For It? Self-Made or Never Made, Do Not Wait For Opportunity, Self-Training, Do You Know a Good Thing When You See It? Every-Day Opportunities, The Executive Quality, What Is My Right Place, "I Never Asked Anything About It," The Power of Adaption, Focus Your Energies, Become a Specialist, The Inspiration of a Great Purpose, Etc. 72 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-336-6. (Inquire as to price and availability).

HOW THEY SUCCEEDED - LIFE STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL MEN AND WOMEN TOLD BY THEMSELVES by Orison Swett Marden. Marshall Field, Alexander G. Bell, Helen Gould, Philip D. Armour, Mary E. Proctor, John Wanamaker, Darius Ogden Mills, Lillian Nordica, John D. Rockefeller, Julia Ward Howe, Thomas A. Edison, Lew Wallace, Andrew Carnegie, John Burroughs, James Whitcomb Riley, Etc. 365 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-345-5. (Inquire as to price and availability).

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT by Orison Swett Marden. How to Get What You Want, Discouragement a Disease, How to Cure It, The Force that Moves Mountains, Faith and Drugs, How to find oneself, How to Attract Prosperity, Heart-to-Heart Talks With Yourself, Etc. 331 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-335-8.

HOW TO SUCCEED or STEPPING STONES TO FAME AND FORTUNE by Orison Swett Marden. Seize Your Opportunity, How Did He Begin?, What Shall I Do?, Will You Pay the Price?, Foundation Stones, The Conquest of Obstacles, To Be Great - Concentrate, Thoroughness, Courage and Will Power, Guard Your Weak Point, Live Upward, Moral Sunshine, Hold Up Your Head, Books and Success. 332p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-371-4. (Inquire as to availability)

THE JOYS OF LIVING OR LIVING TODAY IN THE HERE AND NOW by Orison Swett Marden. 403p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-389-7. (Inquire as to availability)

LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS. TWO VOLUME SET by Orison Swett Marden. 742p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-374-9. (Inquire as to availability)

LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS. VOL. I by Orison Swett Marden. 352p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-372-2. (Inquire as to availability)

LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS. VOL. II by Orison Swett Marden. 389p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-373-0. (Inquire as to availability)

MAKING LIFE A MASTERPIECE by Orison Swett Marden. Making Life a Masterpiece, Practical Dreamers, Where Your Opportunity Is, The Triumph of Common Virtues, Masterfulness and Physical Vigor, Curing the Curse of Indecision, Unlocking Your Possibilities, The Will to Succeed, The Kingship of Self-Control, Finding Your Place, The Secret of Happiness. 329p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-365-X.

THE MAKING OF A MAN by Orison Swett Marden. 307p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-408-7. (Inquire as to availability)

MAKING YOURSELF by Orison Swett Marden. Making Yourself, The Miracle of the Spare Moment, Your Priceless Life, Capital, Daily Opportunities, Poise is Power, They Won by Concentrating, Good Manners as Assets, Conversation: The Art of Arts, Out of a Job - Not Out of Work, How and What to Read, Learning to Think and Speak On Your Feet, Absorbing Knowledge From Everywhere, Asking Questions, The Habit of Thoroughness, The Thought is The Life, Etc! 320p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-413-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89540-413-8.

THE MIRACLE OF RIGHT THOUGHT by Orison Swett Marden. The Divinity of Desire, Success and Happiness are for You, Working for One Thing and Expecting Something Else, Expect Great Things of Yourself, Self-Encouragement by Self-Suggestion, The Crime of the "Blues," Change the Thought - Change the Man, The Paralysis of Fear, One With the Divine, Getting in Tune, The Great Within, A New Way of Bringing Up Children, Training for Longevity, As A Man Thinketh, Mental Self-Thought Poisoning. 339 pgs. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-311-0.

NOT THE SALARY BUT THE OPPORTUNITY by Orison Swett Marden. Opportunity Not a Question of Dollars and Cents, The Haggler for Salary Cheats Himself, Striving for Excellence, Reputation Makes or Breaks, The Right Attitude of Mind, etc. 96p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-410-9.

THE OPTIMISTIC LIFE by Orison Swett Marden. The Power of Amiability, The Inner Life as Related to Outward Beauty, The Value of Friends, The Cost of an Explosive Temper, Learn to Expect a Great Deal of Life, Mental Power, If You Can Talk Well, Brevity and Directness, What Distinguishes Work From Drudgery, Keeping Fit for Work, Mastering Moods, Business Integrity, Wresting Triumphant From Defeat, Freshness in Work, Don't Take Your Business Troubles Home, Let It Go, Etc! 316 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-351-X.

PEACE, POWER, AND PLENTY by Orison Swett Marden. The Power of the Mind to Compel the Body, Poverty a Mental Disease, The Law of Opulence, Character-Building and Health-Building During Sleep, Health Through Right Thinking, Imagination and Health, How Suggestion Influences Health, Why Grow Old?, The Miracle of Self-Confidence, Self-Control vs the Explosive Passions, Good Cheer-- God's Medicine, Etc. 323 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-343-9. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

THE POWER OF PERSONALITY by Orison Swett Marden. What a Good Appearance Will Do, The Essentials of a Good Appearance, Cleanliness and Morals, The Importance of Dress, "The Manners Make the Man," Hindering Habits, Shyness, Personal Magnetism. 86 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-362-5.

THE PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS MAN or How the Right Mental Attitude and Reciprocity are Revolutionizing Business by Orison Swett Marden. Expecting Prosperity, Capital and Labor-Cooperation, What You Owe Your Employees, Sweeting the Day's Work, The New Business Philosophy, Integrity in Business, Look Your Business in the Face, The Suspicious Mental Attitude, What Message Does Your Life Work Bring?, Etc! 166p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-390-0. (Inquire as to availability.)

PROSPERITY, HOW TO ATTRACT IT by Orison Swett Marden. How We Limit Our Supply, The Law of Attraction, Driving Away Prosperity, Establishing the Creative Consciousness, Where Prosperity Begins, How to Increase Your Ability, Look Like a Success, Etc! 325p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-392-7.

PUSHING TO THE FRONT - TWO VOL. SET by Orison Swett Marden. 873 pgs. ISBN: 0-89540-333-1

PUSHING TO THE FRONT VOL I by Orison Swett Marden. Opportunities Where You Are, Possibilities in Spare Time, How Poor Boys and Girls Go to College, Your Opportunity Confronts You-What, Will You Do With It?, Choosing a Vocation, Concentrated Energy, The Triumph of Enthusiasm, Promptness, Appearance, Personality, Common Sense, Accuracy, Persistence, Success Under Difficulties, Observation and Self-Improvement, The Triumph of the Common Virtues, Etc. 432 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-331-5.

PUSHING TO THE FRONT VOL II by Orison Swett Marden. The Man With an Idea, The Will and the Way, Work and Wait, The Might of Little Things, Expect Great Things of Yourself, Stand for Something, Habit: The Servant or The Master, The Power of Purity, The Power of Suggestion, The Conquest of Poverty, The Home as a School of Good Manners, Thrift, Why Some Succeed and Others Fail, Character is Power, Rich Without Money, Etc. 441 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-332-3.

RISING IN THE WORLD or ARCHITECTS OF FATE by Orison Swett Marden. Dare, The Will and the Way, Uses of Obstacles, Self-Help, Work and Wait, Rich Without Money, Opportunities Where You Are, The Might of Little Things, Choosing a Vocation, The Man With an Idea, The Curse of Idleness, Etc! 318p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-375-7.

THE SECRET OF ACHIEVEMENT by Orison Swett Marden. Moral Sunshine, "Blessed Be Drudgery", Honesty — As Principle and As Policy, Habit: The Servant or The Master, Courage, Self-Control, & The School of Life, Decide, Tenacity of Purpose, The Art of Keeping Well, Purity is Power, Etc. 301 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-337-4. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

SELLING THINGS by Orison Swett Marden. The Man Who Can Sell Things, Training the Salesman, Making a Favorable Impression, The Selling Talk or "Presentation", How to Get Attention, Friend- Winner and Business-Getter, Sizing Up the Prospect, How Suggestion Helps in Selling, The Gentle Art of Persuasion, Closing the Deal, Enthusiasm, Meeting and Forestalling Objections, Finding Customers, When You are Discouraged, Know Your Goods, Character is Capital, Keeping Fit and Salesmanship, Etc. 276 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-339-0.

STORIES FROM LIFE A BOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Orison Swett Marden. 240p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-411-7. (Inquire as to availability)

SUCCESS FUNDAMENTALS by Orison Swett Marden. Contents include chapters on: Health and Success, Efficienty, How to Find Yourself, Confidence, The Law of Opulence, Salesmanship. 307p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-9540-395-1. (Inquire as to availability.)

SUCCESS NUGGETS by Orison Swett Marden. Does an Education Pay?, To Take the Drudgery Out of Your Occupation, Where Happiness is Found, Why He Was Not Promoted, Why They Are Poor, Why He Found Life Disappointing, If You Would Be Very Very Popular, Etc! 76 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-354-4. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

SUCCESS, A BOOK OF IDEALS, HELPS, AND EXAMPLES FOR ALL DESIRING TO MAKE THE MOST OF LIFE by Orison Swett Marden. Inspiration, positive thinking, self-help, business. 347 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-360-9. (Inquire as to price and availability.) 

TALKS WITH GREAT WORKERS by Orison Swett Marden. 110p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-402-8. (Inquire as to availability)

THRIFT by Orison Swett Marden. 92p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-393-5. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

TRAINING FOR EFFICIENCY by Orison Swett Marden. Contents include: What the World Owes to Dreamers, The Miracle of Self-Confidence, When Poverty is a Blessing, Keeping Fit for Work, Self-Reliance Marks the Winner, Always Improving Something Somewhere, Responsibility Develops Power, The Miracle of Polite Persistency, Stand for Something, Tact - the Miracle Worker, Don't Get the Worry Habit, Have You the Good-Will Habit?, After Failure - What?, The Tragedy of Carelessness, Where Does Your Energy Go?, Self-Improvement by Reading, Etc! 360p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-394-3. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

THE VICTORIOUS ATTITUDE by Orison Swett Marden.The Victorious Attitude, Making Dreams Come True, Making Yourself a Prosperity Magnet, The Triumph of Health Ideals, How to Make the Brain Work for Us During Sleep, Preparing the Mind for Sleep, How to Stay Young, Our Oneness With Infinite Life, Etc! 358 pgs. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-353-6.

WHY GROW OLD? by Orison Swett Marden. Marden instructs his reader to "hold to youthful, buoyant thought" and keep the imagination alive and flexible. Recognizing that we may be slaves to our attitudes, this text encourages us to make as much of ourselves as possible and in doing so watch as our lives are prolonged. 30p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-340-4. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

WINNING OUT, A Book for Young People on Character Building by Habit Forming by Orison Swett Marden. 251p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-377-3. (Inquire as to availability)

YOU CAN, BUT WILL YOU? by Orison Swett Marden. The Magic Mirror, The New Philosophy of Life, Connecting With the Power that Creates, You Can, But Will You?, How Do You Stand With Yourself? The New Philosophy in Business, What Are You Thinking?, Facing Life the Right Way, How to Realize Your Ambition, The Open Door, Do You Carry Victory in Your Face? Etc. 338p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-342-0. (Inquire as to price and availability.)

THE YOUNG MAN ENTERING BUSINESS by Orison Swett Marden. 307p. 5x8. Paperback. ISBN: 0-89540-378-1. (Inquire as to availability)