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Why Og Mandino Quotes?

Og Mandino, or Augustine “Og” Mandino II, was one of the American Authors known for his bestselling book titled, ‘The Greatest Salesman In The World’. His dedication and hard work made him the president of ‘Success Unlimited Magazine’ until 1976. Before getting to the position of president, Mandino worked as the Executive Editor until 1966 and inspired all around him. His journey of not giving up is an inspiration to look for. Even today, after Mandino's passing away, his quotes continue to keep people around optimistic, confident, and compassionate towards life. Read on for the best Og Mandino quotes here.

What Parents Should Know

  • As per Foley, Og Mandino’s full name was Augustine Anthony Mandino. His mother encouraged him to not just become a writer but to be a great human.
  • Og Mandino was best known for his work on life and love. He believed that every person is a miracle.
  • Og Mandino was the definition of confidence and his personality inspires many even now.

What to Discuss with Kids

  • Just as Og Mandino found his inspiration, anyone can find their purpose through belief and confidence.
  • Success comes with patience and consistency, just as it came for Og Mandino.
  • Og Mandino’s story was first read by an owner of a publishing house in the waiting room of a dentist who later suggested Mandino expand the work to a book. It shows that great stories can get a beginning, even in the most unconventional places. So never lose hope.

Best Og Mandino Quotes

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1. "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."

2. "Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today."

3. "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.”

4. "Always let your reach exceed your grasp."

5. "We are unhappy because we no longer have our self esteem. We are unhappy, because we no longer believe we are a special miracle, a special creation of God. We have lost faith in ourselves."

6. "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."

7. "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." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

8. "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."

9. "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."

10. "One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement."

11. "You can't conquer reality by running away from it."

12. "Journey quietly on your pathway to forever with charity & a smile. When you depart it will be said by all that your legacy was a better world than the one you found."

13. "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."

Popular Og Mandino Quotes

14. “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight."

15. "Only a habit can subdue another habit." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

16. "Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

17. "Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them."

18. "Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity."

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

20. "A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms."

21. "Never settle for the crumbs of life."

22. "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 precedes all others is—I will form good habits and become their slave."

Inspirational Og Mandino Quotes

23. "Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."

24. "I can accomplish far more than I have, and I will, for why would the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today?"

25. "Failure is the highway to success."

26. "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."

27. "I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools."

28. "Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

29. "Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by."

30. "I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

31. "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

32. "Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse." - 'The Greatest Salesman In The World'

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

34. "Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

35. "Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all."

36. "I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another."

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<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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