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101 Inspiring Quotes by Les Brown

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Les Brown.

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.

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

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown


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

--Les Brown

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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

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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.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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No one rises to low expectations.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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.


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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

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

--Les Brown

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Leap and grow your wings on the way down.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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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

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

--Les Brown

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Its Not Over Until You Win..

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown

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Goals help you channel your energy into action.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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The greatest revenge is massive success.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown




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

--Les Brown


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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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Today, you expand or you are expendable.

--Les Brown

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"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

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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

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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


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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


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

--Les Brown


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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



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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown


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Make your move before you are ready!

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown

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Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

--Les Brown

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All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown

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No one rises to low expectations.

--Les Brown


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

--Les Brown



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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs.

--Les Brown

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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!


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

--Les Brown

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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

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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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

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You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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Take action in order to move toward your goals.

--Les Brown


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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.


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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

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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

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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

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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You will win if you don't quit.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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You have the courage and power to live your dreams.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown


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We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work.

--Les Brown

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

--Les Brown


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