29 Most Famous OG Mandino Quotes

29 Most Famous OG Mandino Quotes

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OG Mandino was an author from Massachusetts. He is most famous for his book The Greatest Salesman in the World, which went on to become a bestseller. In all his works of writing have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated in nearly 30 languages. He died in 1996 at the age of 72.

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

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

“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every 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.”

“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!”

“Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.”

“Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.”

“Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no mater how
frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.”

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

“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 until it cries for mercy.”

“I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.”

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”

“I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.”

“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.”

“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 and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take
yourself too seriously.”

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new.”

“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.”

“Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.”

“Pay less attention to what you HEAR about someone, and more to what you LEARN about them…as you make the EFFORT.”

“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.”

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

“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.”

“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 fulfilling your dreams.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Treasure the love you have received above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.”

“Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!”

“You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”