Thoughts and Quotes from The Greatest Salesman In The World by OG Mandino
Thoughts and Quotes from The Greatest Salesman In The World by OG Mandino

Thoughts and Quotes from The Greatest Salesman In The World by OG Mandino

These are the quotes I noted while reading The Greatest Salesman In The World by OG Mandino:

  • 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.
  • In all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
  • Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.
  • Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough.
  • Failure will no longer be my payment for struggle.
  • Time teaches all things to he who lives forever, but I have not the luxury of eternity. Yet, within my allotted time I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste.
  • I will commence my journey unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience. Nature already has supplied me with knowledge and instinct far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly.
  • Experience teaches thoroughly yet her course of instruction devours men’s years so the value of her lessons diminishes with the time necessary to acquire her special wisdom. The end finds it wasted on dead men. Experience is comparable to fashion: an action that proved successful today will be unworkable and impractical tomorrow.
  • Only principles endure.
  • What is success other than a state of mind?
  • Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be.
  • The only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success.
  • 1st law: I will form good habits and become their slaves.
  • Only a habit can subdue another habit.
  • I will greet this day with love in my heart.
  • I will love myself. When I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart.
  • 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.