30+ quotes from The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Quotes from The Greatest Salesman in the World

Og Mandino ·  128 pages

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“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?”
I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I, have departed? Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved? Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be?”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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. ”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“No, my son, do not aspire for wealth and labor not only to be rich. Strive instead for happiness, to be loved and to love, and most important to acquire peace of mind and serenity.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Only a habit can subdue another habit.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“I will greet this day with love in my heart.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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 shepherd. I am a 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, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Wealth is good when it brings joy to others.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun. Let others be as butterflies who preen their wings yet depend on the charity of a flower for life.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Wealth should never be your goal in life. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“And so long as I can laugh never will I be poor.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Let others build a cave with their clay. I will build a castle with mine.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Failure will never overtake we if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“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 remember past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be master of my emotions.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Poverty may be a privilege and even a way of life for the monk in the desert,for he has only himself to sustain and none but his god to please, but I consider poverty to be the mark of lack of ability or lack of ambition.I am not deficient in either of these qualities!”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh, rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often. When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will. Today I begin a new life.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Only action determines my value in the market place and to multiply my value I will multiply my actions.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“son, do not aspire for wealth and labor not only to be”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“If I waste today I destroy the last page of my life.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“Failure no longer will be my payment for struggle. Just as nature made no provision for my body to tolerate pain neither has it made any provision for my life to suffer failure. Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


“my son, do not aspire for wealth and labor not only to be rich. Strive instead for happiness, to be loved and to love, and most important, to acquire peace of mind and serenity.”
― Og Mandino, quote from The Greatest Salesman in the World


About the author

Og Mandino
Born place: in Italy
Born date December 12, 1923
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