Og Mandino Quotes

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Success in the World, 1983)
There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.
Og Mandino
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow's good luck.
Og Mandino
A field of clay touched by the genius of man becomes a castle.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 15, 1968)
Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.
Og Mandino
Each day will be triumphant only when your smiles bring forth smiles from others.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 14, 1968)
I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 15, 1968)
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
He who worries about calamities suffers them twice over.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Success in the World, 1983)
I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Gift in the World, 1976)
Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new.
Og Mandino
I will not allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Secret in the World, 1983)
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
Og Mandino
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
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Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Success in the World, 1983)
My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action. I will act now!
Og Mandino (The Greatest Gift in the World, 1976)
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Og Mandino
I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun. Let others be as butterflies who preen their wings and yet depend upon the charity of a flower for life. I will be as the firefly and my light will brighten the world.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 16, 1968)
I will persist until I succeed.
I was not deIivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 10, 1968)
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Success in the World, 1983)
I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind infects me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep my eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 10, 1968)
I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
Seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend. As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I will begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor will increase, my enthusiasm will rise, my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Scroll I, 1968)
Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.
Og Mandino (A Better Way to Live, 1990)
I will act now...
Action alone is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goals, into a living force...
I will act now...
For now is all I have.
I will act now...
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 16, 1968)
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
Og Mandino
I will live this day as if it is my last. …I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, Yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?” 
I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I, have departed? Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved? Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be?
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can. 
Og Mandino (Mission: Success, 1986)
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
Every one should be wealthy, if only for a day, so that each might realize that be being rich is not the ideal condition that most believe it is. And like the land, we should have little need for all that silver when we cease breating. Let us enjoy the smiling faces of as many children of god as we can while we are able to see them.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Success in the World, 1983)
The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such. 
Og Mandino
Today I begin a new life.
Today I shed my old skin which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity.
Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Secret in the World, 1983)
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.
Og Mandino
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy a life, but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men and until I master this art I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force.
My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 9, 1968)
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
Og Mandino
I hunger for success. I thirst for happiness and peace of mind. Lest I act I will perish in a life of failure, misery, and sleepless nights. I will command, and I will obey mine own command. I will act now.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Secret in the World, 1983)
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself too seriously.
Og Mandino
I will begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor will increase, my enthusiasm will rise, my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Secret in the World, 1983)
Henceforth I will look upon all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness because it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness because it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards because they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles because they are my challenge.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World - Chapter 9, 1968)
Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.
Og Mandino (A Better Way to Live, 1990)
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino (A Better Way to Live, 1990)
Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will. I will fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world. I am nature's greatest miracle.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Secret in the World, 1983)
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Og Mandino (A Better Way to Live, 1990)
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino (The Greatest Miracle in the World)


Og Mandino Biography

Born: December 12, 1923
Died: September 3, 1996

Og Mandino was an American author. His success came when he published his book "The Greatest Salesman in the World". The book was a hit and it eventually became a bestseller.

Notable Works

The Greatest Salesman in the World (1968)
The Greatest Gift in the World (1976)
The Choice
(1986)
The Greatest Secret in the World
The Greatest Miracle in the World

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