98+ Best Og Mandino Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Augustine “Og” Mandino II was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. Profoundly inspirational Og Mandino quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Og Mandino Quotes

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

I will persist. I will always take another step. If that is of no avail, I will take another, and yet another. – Og Mandino

You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame and self-pity. There is a better way to live. – Og Mandino

Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success. – Og Mandino

The secret of success is to triple your rate of failure. – Og Mandino

I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny. – Og Mandino

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Each failure to sell will increase your chances for success at your next attempt. – Og Mandino

Pay less attention to what you hear about someone, and more to what you learn about them…as you make the effort. – Og Mandino

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

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win. – Og Mandino

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

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. – Og Mandino

All of us have been dying, hour by hour, since the moment we were born. Realizing this, let all things be placed in their proper perspective. . . . Remember, it is always later than you think. – Og Mandino

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. – Og Mandino

Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles. – Og Mandino

For the rest of my life there are two days that will never again trouble me. The first day is yesterday with all its blunders and tears, follies and defeats. Yesterday has passed away, beyond my control forever. The other day is tomorrow with all its pitfalls and threats, its dangers and mystery. Until the sun rises again I have no stake in tomorrow, for it is still unborn. – Og Mandino

I will smile at friend and foe alike and make every effort to find, in him or her, a quality to praise, now that I realize the deepest yearning of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. – Og Mandino

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino

Why do we continue to breed little minds who can find no recompense for their own failures other than to belittle and mock the talents, even the dress, of others? When will everyone realize that we are all equal in the eyes of God? – Og Mandino

Do all things with love. – Og Mandino

I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person. – Og Mandino

If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed! – Og Mandino

What is past is past. You can do nothing about yesterday and last month and the failures of last year, but you can do everything toward making tomorrow and the rest of your life what you always dreamed it could be. – Og Mandino

Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind or permit others to set up for you. – Og Mandino

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. – Og Mandino

Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. – Og Mandino

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. – Og Mandino

Few things are necessary to make the wise man happy while no amount of material wealth would satisfy a fool. I am not a fool. – Og Mandino

And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more? – Og Mandino

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

If I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. – Og Mandino

Work as though you would live forever and live as though you would die today. Go another mile! – Og Mandino

Nothing is easier than fault finding. – 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? – Og Mandino

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts. – Og Mandino

I shall live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks. – Og Mandino

Never, in all of the seventy billion humans who have walked this planet since the beginning of time has there been anyone exactly like you. Never, until the end of time, will there be another such as you. You have shown no knowledge or appreciation of your uniqueness. Yet, you are the rarest thing in the world. – Og Mandino

No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow! – Og Mandino

Many years ago, when I was just about as complete a failure as one can become, I began to spend a good deal of time in libraries, looking for some answers. I found all the answers I needed in that golden vein of ore that every library has. – Og Mandino

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. – 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

Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. – Og Mandino

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino

I am not a human being, i am a human becoming. – Og Mandino

Use wisely your power of choice. – Og Mandino

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world – Og Mandino

The master of a single trade can support a family. The master of seven trades cannot support himself. The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound. – Og Mandino

Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately. – Og Mandino

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. – Og Mandino

Each day will be triumphant only when your smiles bring forth smiles from others. – Og Mandino

Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried. – Og Mandino

My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action. – Og Mandino

Each problem has a positive side. – Og Mandino

I will keep a smile on my face and in my heart even when it hurts today. – Og Mandino

My days of whining and complaining about others have come to an end. Nothing is easier than fault finding. All it will do is discolor my personality so that none will want to associate with me. That was my old life. No more. – Og Mandino

Today I will be the master of my emotions. – Og Mandino

I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day. – Og Mandino

Take great comfort in knowing that ALL great feats are accomplished one small step at a time. – Og Mandino

You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity and the sour sound of whining. – Og Mandino

In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave. – Og Mandino

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

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think, and now I know a great secret of life, for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements , and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. – Og Mandino

Practice the art of patience for nature never acts in haste. – Og Mandino

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and 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 as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. – Og Mandino

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late. – Og Mandino

You will achieve your grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day. – Og Mandino

I will work when failures seek rest. – Og Mandino

The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement – Og Mandino

You can’t conquer reality by running away from it. – Og Mandino

Each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence. – Og Mandino

He who worries about calamities suffers them twice over. – Og Mandino

I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; Yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; Yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. – Og Mandino

Cherish each hour of this day for it can NEVER return. – Og Mandino

Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. – Og Mandino

Who is of so little faith that in a moment of great disaster or heartbreak has not called to his God? – Og Mandino

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. – Og Mandino

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail. – Og Mandino

Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive. – Og Mandino

How do I change? If I feel depressed, I will sing. If I feel sad, I will laugh. If I feel ill, I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain, I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent, I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions. – Og Mandino

There are two kinds of discontented in this world, the discontented that works and the discontented that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants and the second loses what it has. There is no cure for the first but success and there is no cure at all for the second. The very worst of my vices and bad habits will abate of themselves if they are brought to an accounting every day. – Og Mandino

Sooner or later all mankind will realize that the greatest cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrow and crimes of humanity rests solely in acts of love. Love is the greatest gift from God. It is the divine spark that everywhere produces and restores life. To each and every one of us, love gives us the power to work miracles with your own life and those we touch. – Og Mandino

Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. – Og Mandino

Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. – Og Mandino

Always let your reach exceed your grasp. – Og Mandino

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. – Og Mandino

I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low. I will do the work that a failure will not do. I will always let my reach exceed my grasp. – Og Mandino

Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold. – Og Mandino

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. – Og Mandino

I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepperd. I am lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed. – Og Mandino

God will never give you any problems that he thinks you can’t solve. – Og Mandino

Never will I pursue happiness, because it is not a goal, just a by-product, and there is no happiness in having or in getting, only in giving. – Og Mandino

Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize, I will bite on my tongue; when I am moved to praise I will shout from the roofs. – Og Mandino

I’d rather learn how to prevent failure than how to gain success, because for what is success other than a state of mind? – Og Mandino

Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life’s blueprint. Smile! – Og Mandino

First, recognize that you are not a sheep who will be satisfied with only a few nibbles of dry grass or with following the herd as they wander aimlessly, bleating and whining, all of their days. Separate yourself now from the multitude of humanity so that you will be able to control your own destiny. Remember that what others think and say and do need never influence what you think and say and do. – Og Mandino

True security lies not in the things one has, but in the things one can do without. – Og Mandino

Success and rest don’t sleep together. – Og Mandino

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