Og Mandino was one of the most widely read inspirational and self-help authors in the world. His 14 books of wisdom, inspiration, and love —including "The Greatest Salesman in the World" —have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide in 18 different languages. Og was the first recipient of the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal for literary achievement. He was also one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.

Get inspired and motivated today with 10 of the most popular Og Mandino quotes below.

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

2. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. "

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

4. "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."

5. "Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."

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

7. "Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all."

8. "Do all things with love."

9. "Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today."

10. "Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles."

What is your favorite Og Mandino quote? Did you favorite not make this list? Be sure to share it in the comments!

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Here's to an inspired day and an inspired life!

Author's Bio: 

Og Mandino struggled as a life insurance salesman after World War II. Already in deep debt, his wife and daughter left him after he developed a drinking problem. Og started making visits to the public library, reading books on success and motivation. His drinking gradually subsided. Og was so impressed with the work and success philosophy of W. Clement Stone, that he got a job as a salesman at Stone’s insurance company and was promoted within a year.

Og soon became editor of Stone’s magazine, Success Unlimited. After writing a piece about golf for the magazine, a New York publisher sent him a letter about possibly publishing a book if he were to write one. The Greatest Salesman in the World was soon published and became a bestseller. Thousands of people have openly credited Og with saving or changing their lives.

To learn more, go here: http://www.ogmandino.com