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Quotes by Les Brown

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Wikipedia Summary for Les Brown

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: Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.


Quote: A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of purple lavender flower
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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.


Quote: If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of green trees under blue sky at daytime
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If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.


Quote: A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
Photo Credit: Olena Sergienko

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


Quote: Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of landscape photography of horizon
Photo Credit: Jake Hills

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


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


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

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


Quote: 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? by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?


Quote: Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams! by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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.


Quote: No one rises to low expectations. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

No one rises to low expectations.


Quote: When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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

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


Quote: Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: Today, you expand or you are expendable. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Today, you expand or you are expendable.


Quote: Its Not Over Until You Win. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Its Not Over Until You Win.


Quote: The greatest revenge is massive success. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

The greatest revenge is massive success.


Quote: You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 be prepared.


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

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


Quote: No one will take better care of your dream than you. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be? by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: Leap and grow your wings on the way down. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Leap and grow your wings on the way down.


Quote: I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 and turning people onto their dreams.


Quote: Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 automatically take over.


Quote: It's necessary to know that everybody won't see it. That everybody won't join you, that everybody won't have the vision. It's necessary to know that. That a lot of people like to complain but they don't want to do anything about their situation. That you are UNCOMMON breed. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of Les Brown quote; white text on black background

It's necessary to know that everybody won't see it. That everybody won't join you, that everybody won't have the vision. It's necessary to know that. That a lot of people like to complain but they don't want to do anything about their situation. That you are UNCOMMON breed.


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

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


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

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


Quote: Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of Les Brown quote; white text on black background

Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 done. Longfellow Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.


Quote: You have the courage and power to live your dreams. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

You have the courage and power to live your dreams.


Quote: Make your move before you are ready! by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Make your move before you are ready!


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 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.


Quote: Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn't matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn't matter about what happened to you, what matters is, 'what are you going to do about it?' by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of Les Brown quote: Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn't matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn't matter about what happened to you, what matters is, 'what are you going to do about it?'- black text on quotes background

Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn't matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn't matter about what happened to you, what matters is, 'what are you going to do about it?'


Quote: As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.


Quote: Take action in order to move toward your goals. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Take action in order to move toward your goals.


Quote: Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold! by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of Les Brown quote; white text on black background

Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 yourself now. Find out what it is you want, and go after it as if your life depends on it. Why? Because it does.


Quote: You have greatness within you, and responsibility to manifest that greatness! by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 your shoes, wearing your clothes, and thinking your negative thoughts.


Quote: You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 of accomplishment.






Quote: Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don't become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don't remind yourself of what should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of Les Brown quote: Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don't become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don't remind yourself of what should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on.- black text on quotes background

Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don't become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don't remind yourself of what should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on.




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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 mind until they become second nature.


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 might as well play out on the field, and go for it.


Quote: If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving! by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: Don't confuse who you are with the results that you produce. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: You don't get what you want in life. You get who you are. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: No one rises to low expectations. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

No one rises to low expectations.


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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.


Quote: In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 important.


Quote: Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 hit.


Quote: You will win if you don't quit. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

You will win if you don't quit.




Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 together. You have what it takes to be successful, so you have to step up your game and make room for it.


Quote: There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: You have something special. You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you can ever begin to imagine. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 ever begin to imagine.


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.


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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 the place that you are...right now! Life is too unpredictable to put things off and not take it seriously.


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 health, your family, and the ability to start anew.


Quote: Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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




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

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


Quote: I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs.


Quote: Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.


Quote: You will fail your way to success. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


Quote: We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work.


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

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


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.


Quote: If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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 forced to expand your consciousness.


Quote: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.


Quote: Goals help you channel your energy into action. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

Goals help you channel your energy into action.


Quote: 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. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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.


Quote: All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.


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

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


Quote: There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Les Brown with quote

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


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

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


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