Friendship is no one-sided affair, but an exchange of soul qualities. There can be no friendship without reciprocity. One cannot receive all and give nothing, or give all the receive nothing, and expect to experience the joy and fullness of true companionship.
-from "The Heart-Hunger of Our Day"
The preeminent self-help expert of the early 20th century and a forerunner of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen R. Covey and Anthony Robbins, Marden penned numerous motivation books that galvanized the public. Here, he extols the charms and virtues of friendship, reminding us how vital close relationships are to ensuring that live is a joy.
. the inspiration we draw from our friends
. the power of having someone who believes in us
. why friendships are opportunities
. how friends are our best critics and teachers
. and more.
Also available from Cosimo Classics: Marden's Cheerfulness as a Life Power, Do It to a Finish, and two-volume Pushing to the Front.
American writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.