60 Inspiring and Motivating Quotes by Les Brown

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Today we want to tell you more about Les Brown, who, taking advantage of the teachings that life gave him, wanted to put them within everyone’s reach to show them how to get rid of mediocrity and unleash the greatness that each one has inside, sharing how things went for him from being a child labeled as “slow learner” to become a recognized lecturer, author hand TV personality.

Les Brown (Leslie Calvin Brown) was born along with her twin brother Wesley, on February 17, 1945 in a low-income area of Miami, Florida, in the United States, in an abandoned building.

At six weeks old, the two babies were adopted by Mamie Brown, a 38-year-old single woman who worked in a cafeteria and also as a domestic worker, did not have great financial or educational resources, but she had a big heart.

Les Brown talks about the importance of the entrance of his mother into his life, “it is something incommensurable, everything I am and everything I have I owe to my mother, her strength, and her character are my greatest inspiration, they have always been and always will be.”

Best Quotes by Les Brown:

The following is a list of some of his best inspiring and motivating quotes.

1. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

2. “Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.” – Les Brown

3. “All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.” – Les Brown

4. “Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” – Les Brown

5. “As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” – Les Brown

6. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” – Les Brown

7. “Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.” – Les Brown

8. “Believe that you possess basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.” – Les Brown

9. “Change is difficult but often essential to survival.” – Les Brown

10. “Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.” – Les Brown

11. “Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.” – Les Brown

12. “Forgive those who have hurt you.” – Les Brown

13. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.” – Les Brown

14. “Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!” – Les Brown

15. “Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.” – Les Brown

16. “Goals help you channel your energy into action.” – Les Brown

17. “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” – Les Brown

18. “If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.” – Les Brown

19. “If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.” – Les Brown

20. “If you don’t program yourself, life will program you!” – Les Brown

21. “If you don’t stand up for something, you may fall for anything.” – Les Brown

22. “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

23. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

24. “If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.” – Les Brown

25. “In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.” – Les Brown

26. “It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.” – Les Brown

27. “It’s important to me that money not be important to me.” – Les Brown

28. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

29. “Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.” – Les Brown

30. “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” – Les Brown

31. “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

32. “Practice only makes for improvement.” – Les Brown

33. “Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.” – Les Brown

34. “See yourself confronting your fears in your mind’s eye and handling those fears like a champ.” – Les Brown

35. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” – Les Brown

36. “Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.” – Les Brown

37. “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

38. “Take action in order to move toward your goals.” – Les Brown

39. “The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” – Les Brown

40. “There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.” – Les Brown

41. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

42. “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

43. “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.” – Les Brown

44. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

45. “You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.” – Les Brown

46. “You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.” – Les Brown

47. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” – Les Brown

48. “You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.” – Les Brown

49. “You have the courage and power to live your dreams.” – Les Brown

50. “You have the power to change.” – Les Brown

51. “You have to know what is right for you and go after it regardless of what others say.” – Les Brown

52. “You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” – Les Brown

53. “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

54. “You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” – Les Brown

55. “You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.” – Les Brown

56. “You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.” – Les Brown

57. “You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.” – Les Brown

58. “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown

59. “Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.” – Les Brown

60. “Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.” – Les Brown