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Leslie Calvin "Les" Brown (born February 17, 1945) is an American motivational speaker. He was married to singer Gladys Knight. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1977 to 1981.

quote by Les Brown: You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life....

You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: If you're not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happ… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: If you're not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you ...

If you're not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams!...

Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams!

--Les Brown

Longer Version:

Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams and hope.


quote by Les Brown: I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our t… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well eq...

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: No one rises to low expectations. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: No one rises to low expectations....

No one rises to low expectations.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up....

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.

--Les Brown

Longer Version:

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.


quote by Les Brown: Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do....

Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimat...

Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Today, you expand or you are expendable. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Today, you expand or you are expendable....

Today, you expand or you are expendable.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Its Not Over Until You Win. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Its Not Over Until You Win....

Its Not Over Until You Win.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: The greatest revenge is massive success. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: The greatest revenge is massive success....

The greatest revenge is massive success.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great....

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not ...

It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life -- it's possible. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life -- it's possible....

I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life -- it's possible.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: No one will take better care of your dream than you. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: No one will take better care of your dream than you....

No one will take better care of your dream than you.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial....

When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be? with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be?...

If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be?

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Leap and grow your wings on the way down. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Leap and grow your wings on the way down....

Leap and grow your wings on the way down.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves an...

I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will...

Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit....

It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions....

The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiri...

Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Longfellow Life has no limitations… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already d...

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Longfellow Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You have the courage and power to live your dreams. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You have the courage and power to live your dreams....

You have the courage and power to live your dreams.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Make your move before you are ready! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Make your move before you are ready!...

Make your move before you are ready!

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Once you have dared to dream, I believe you MUST pursue that dream. If you do not pursue your dreams they will consume you; the knowledge t… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Once you have dared to dream, I believe you MUST pursue that dream. If you do not pursue your dreams...

Once you have dared to dream, I believe you MUST pursue that dream. If you do not pursue your dreams they will consume you; the knowledge that you had a dream but did not pursue it is killing knowledge. Consider it absolutely necessary to go after your dreams.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person....

As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking s… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are...

Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Take action in order to move toward your goals. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Take action in order to move toward your goals....

Take action in order to move toward your goals.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Go after what you want as if your life depended on it. Because it Does! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Go after what you want as if your life depended on it. Because it Does!...

Go after what you want as if your life depended on it. Because it Does!

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You can determine what your future holds based on how much time and energy you spend working on yourself now. Find out what it is you want,… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You can determine what your future holds based on how much time and energy you spend working on your...

You can determine what your future holds based on how much time and energy you spend working on yourself now. Find out what it is you want, and go after it as if your life depends on it. Why? Because it does.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You have greatness within you, and responsibility to manifest that greatness! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You have greatness within you, and responsibility to manifest that greatness!...

You have greatness within you, and responsibility to manifest that greatness!

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: It's hard to see the whole picture when you are in the frame. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: It's hard to see the whole picture when you are in the frame....

It's hard to see the whole picture when you are in the frame.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: The only thing that can possibly keep you from going after your dreams is the person standing in your shoes, wearing your clothes, and thin… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: The only thing that can possibly keep you from going after your dreams is the person standing in you...

The only thing that can possibly keep you from going after your dreams is the person standing in your shoes, wearing your clothes, and thinking your negative thoughts.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level...

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

--Les Brown





quote by Les Brown: You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find yo...

You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. with background image:

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your ...

You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ....

See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, a… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you...

No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and go for it.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving!...

If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving!

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Don't confuse who you are with the results that you produce. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Don't confuse who you are with the results that you produce....

Don't confuse who you are with the results that you produce.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You don't get what you want in life. You get who you are. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You don't get what you want in life. You get who you are....

You don't get what you want in life. You get who you are.

--Les Brown

Longer Version:

You don't get what you want in life. You get who you are!


quote by Les Brown: No one rises to low expectations. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: No one rises to low expectations....

No one rises to low expectations.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and trul… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destini...

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking. Act the way you want to be, and soon… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinkin...

Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking. Act the way you want to be, and soon you will be the way you act.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Never let someone's opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are i… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Never let someone's opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else ha...

Never let someone's opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most importan...

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hi...

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You will win if you don't quit. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You will win if you don't quit....

You will win if you don't quit.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Do what you need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. Success and convenience do not go together. You have what it takes to be su… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Do what you need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. Success and convenience do not go to...

Do what you need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. Success and convenience do not go together. You have what it takes to be successful, so you have to step up your game and make room for it.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams...

There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You have something special. You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you can ever begin to imagine. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You have something special. You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you can ...

You have something special. You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you can ever begin to imagine.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively ...

Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important t...

One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: When a show fails to destroy the competition-and it can fail while attracting 20 million viewers-it is itself destroyed. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: When a show fails to destroy the competition-and it can fail while attracting 20 million viewers-it ...

When a show fails to destroy the competition-and it can fail while attracting 20 million viewers-it is itself destroyed.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can...with all that you have...in the place that you are...right now! Lif… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can...with all that you have...in ...

Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can...with all that you have...in the place that you are...right now! Life is too unpredictable to put things off and not take it seriously.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. What interaction does light have with darkness? None! with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. What interaction ...

There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. What interaction does light have with darkness? None!

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: At the end of the day, it's important to know what really matters most in life...your sanity, your health, your family, and the ability to … with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: At the end of the day, it's important to know what really matters most in life...your sanity, your h...

At the end of the day, it's important to know what really matters most in life...your sanity, your health, your family, and the ability to start anew.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory....

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: Stand up for what you believe in, because you can fall for anything. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Stand up for what you believe in, because you can fall for anything....

Stand up for what you believe in, because you can fall for anything.

--Les Brown

quote by Les Brown: I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs....

I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours....

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You will fail your way to success. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You will fail your way to success. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving....

You will fail your way to success. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work....

We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them....

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. with background image:

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just mean...

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are ...

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness....

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles t… with background image:

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Goals help you channel your energy into action. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Goals help you channel your energy into action....

Goals help you channel your energy into action.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the… with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hass...

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: All of us need to grow continuously in our lives....

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today....

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up. with background image:

If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. with background image:

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win....

There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers....

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality....

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote: Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character....

Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. with background image:

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

--Les Brown
quote by Les Brown: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. with background image:

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

--Les Brown

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