Og Mandino Quotes

1923 - 1966
Og Mandino
Og Mandino was a U. S. pilot during World War II, and after the war he worked as a magazine editor. While I have read many motivational authors, Og Mandino is the one who touched me the most. A lot of his work is written in story form and leaves you with messages and thoughts to think about. He touched my life and gave me inspiration when I was going through a very difficult time. His books are ones that I keep and reread. No matter how many times I reread one of his books, I always put it down with new thoughts to reflect on my own life.

Thousands of people from all walks of life have openly credited Og Mandino with turning their lives around. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in 18 languages. In 1968 he published The Greatest Salesman in the World, a parable with common sense advice on how to succeed in life. The book was a success and Mandino became one of the most popular motivational speakers in the U. S. He went on to write other self-help books, including The Greatest Secret in the World,    A Better Way to Live, and    The Return of the Ragpicker.    He left a great legacy in the form of his books for many generations to follow to enjoy!


"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 of no start at all.
You were not born to fail."

Og Mandino

Inspirational Quotes  |  


"Forget yesterday and last month and last year, with their gloomy diary of failures and disappointments. All that is in the past."

Og Mandino, Og Mandino's University of Success: The Greatest Self-Help Author in the World Presents the Ultimate Success Book

Words of Encouragement  |  


You have mastered the art of living not for yourself alone, but for others, and this concern has stamped thee above all, as a man among men.

Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

Helping Others  |  


"Success! Such a magical word - like gold or love or Shangri-la, it conjures up different but always enticing visions in the minds of all of us."

Og Mandino, Og Mandino's University of Success: The Greatest Self-Help Author in the World Presents the Ultimate Success Book

Success  |  


"We are, each of us, a miracle. Within every one of us, the pilot light of hope never dies."

Og Mandino

Miracle  |  


"History is filled with stories of individuals who dated a new era in their lives from the reading of a single book."

Og Mandino, Og Mandino's University of Success: The Greatest Self-Help Author in the World Presents the Ultimate Success Book

Quotes about Books  |  


"Share what you have learned, just as I have shared myself, and my life, with you. Only then will you realize what success and a better way to live truly means."

Og Mandino, A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By

Sharing  |  


"Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world."

Og Mandino

Wise  |  


"Who is of so little faith that in a moment of great disaster or heartbreak has not called to his God? Who has not cried out when confronted with danger, death, or mystery beyond his normal experience or comprehension?"

Og Mandino

Faith  |  


"All of us are beset by fears and pain and doubts. We let ourselves get turned away from our goals by obstructions. But it is possible, as Marie Curie once reminded us, to change our world so that nothing in life is to be feared, only understood."

Og Mandino, Secrets for Success and Happiness

Fear  |  


"Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher."

Og Mandino, Secrets for Success and Happiness

Teacher  |  


"Choice! The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity."

Og Mandino, The Choice: A Surprising New Message of Hope

Choices  |  


"Do all things with love."

Og Mandino

Love   |  


"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."

Og Mandino

Adversity  |  


"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

Kindness   |  


"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

Friend   |  


"There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late."

Og Mandino

Time   |  


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

Og Mandino

Failure   |  


"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

God   |  


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

Og Mandino

Attitude   |  


"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

Happiness   |  


"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished."

Og Mandino

Encouraging Quotes   |  


"Cultivate the habit of laughter."

Og Mandino

Laughter   |  

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