Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) is the founder of Success Magazine and is considered by many to be the founder of the modern success and positive thinking movement. He changed the old notions of success with the new more comprehensive ideas made popular by best-selling authors such as Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, Earl Nightingale, Norman Vincent Peale, and many others. Some famous Quotes from Orison Swett Marden: A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. A good system shortens the road to the goal. A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. A will finds a way. 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. All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. Be larger than your task.