33 Best Og Mandino Quotes

It’s time for a new collection of quotes, for words of wisdom from world-famous self-development coaches and authors. I have already collections from Napolean Hill, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, and more. This time I wanted to collect and share quotes from one of my favorite authors – Og Mandino.

Og Mandino became one of my favorite authors after I went through his “17 Rules to live by” and made a big impact on my life and career. In fact – still have. So, I sincerely believe that these rules are so powerful and can help a lot of people.

Augustine “Og” Mandino II was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages. My favorite Og Mandino book is “A better way to live” with 17 Rules to live by that serve me every day. In one of my previous posts here I shared all 17 rules and I made a One-Pager “17 Rules to live by” and still keep those rules in front of me to remind me daily what is important in life. You can also download it for free here as a gift from me:

Now let’s get to the collection of Og Mandino quotes.

33 best Og Mandino Quotes

  1. “Realize that true happiness lies within you.”
  2. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”
  3. “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug.”
  6. “I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, every day, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.”
  7. “Experience is comparable to fashion; an action that proved successful today will be unworkable and impractical tomorrow.”
  8. “It does not matter what others think. It is of prime importance, however, what you think about you.”
  9. “Look on a new day as another special gift from your Creator—another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”
  12. “So long as I have something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for, I shall be happy.”
  13. “But be careful not to let yourself slip into the situation where your goals concern only your business or making money. Think of your marriage, your children, and your friends as important areas in which to improve your life.”
  14. “Without enthusiasm, you are doomed to a life of mediocrity. But with it, you can accomplish miracles.”
  15. “In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.”
  16. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
  17. “Take the attitude of a student—never be too big to ask questions, never knows too much to learn something new.”
  18. “No one wins them all; and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth.”
  19. “My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action.”
  20. “How you work, not what you do, determines the course of your life.”
  21. “Competition will always place your life in the hands of others, while initiative gives you the freedom to choose your own destiny.”
  22. “What you wish can only be accomplished by changing one person at a time.”
  23. “The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.”
  24. “Often it is not the wrong start, but the wrong stop, that makes the difference between success and failure.”
  25. “No one else can live your life for you. No one else can succeed for you!”
  26. “Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed.”
  27. “Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long.”
  28. “To have goals without a plan and a time limit was as useless as having no goals at all.”
  29. “I am the end product of thousands of years of evolution; therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me.”
  30. “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 to quit.”
  31. “Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “You are special. Act it.”

Hope you find some of the theme inspirational. If so, I would like to invite you for more, there is a special Facebook group I created for all Og Mandino fans where we share our favorite quotes and words of wisdom. Also, from time to time we do some Better Way challenges to spread positivity in the world. Join our group here: “A Better Way To Live” 

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