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Les Brown Quotes About Life, Dreams and The Greatness Within You

Published on December 31, 2019 6:30 AM EST
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Les Brown quotes are little seeds of fire that get planted into our mind as soon as we read or hear them. I am proud to call this man one of my mentors, and he is a true world figure when it comes to motivation, speaking, personal achievement and increasing self esteem.

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Les Brown is known as one of the world’s best motivational speakers. In this collection of  Les Brown quotes we focus on the greatness that we all have within! ‘You have greatness within you!’ Show it every day! Enjoy!

Motivational Les Brown Quotes About Dreams

1. “If you want to grow and develop yourself, embrace failure. If you want to become the best at what you do, you’ve got to be willing to fail, again and again. And then finally, one day, you can fail your way to greatness.” – Les Brown

2. “Your dream was given to you. If someone else can’t see it for you, that’s fine, it was given to you and not them. It’s your dream. Hold it. Nourish it. Cultivate it!” – Les Brown

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

4. “Tell yourself that if it’s hard, I’ll do it hard. I’m unstoppable!” – Les Brown

5. “It really doesn’t matter what’s going on right now. The only thing that matters is what you’re going to do about it. Do something powerful!” – Les Brown

6. “Leave energy drainers alone. Don’t let them slow you down and stop your dream. Your possibilities are too important.” – Les Brown

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7. “A lot of people become discouraged too soon. The name of the game is, you’ve got to be relentless.” – Les Brown

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

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

10. “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

11. “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

Les Brown quotes about greatness within you

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

13. “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

14. “No one will take better care of your dream than you.” – Les Brown

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15. “The time is ‘now’ to do something – don’t drag your feet.” – Les Brown

16. “This is an age of awareness, an age of the mind. Those who can think or create, those who are educated or trained, those who are resourceful, those who are good business people are the ones who will determine their own destiny.” – Les Brown

17. “Remember, wisdom comes form everywhere, I am always searching for ideas that can inspire me or others to reach another level.” – Les Brown

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18. “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.” – Les Brown

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19. “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

20. “Life is challenging. Find ways in which you can begin to give mor of yourself, ways in which you can begin to help others. Help somebody and help yourself because what you give is what you get.” – Les Brown

21. “If you look the part and act the part, you’ll be surprised as the results you will produce. This is true with negative impressions as well as positive ones.” – Les Brown

22. “You are better than anything that is happening to you right now. If you’re facing  challenge of drugs and alcohol orang kind of addiction, get some help. Remember that nobody can help you unless you hold on to your commitment to regain, and retain, control of your life. Like my friend, resist all temptation to backslide into the thoughts and actions that cause you to lose control in the first place.” – Les Brown

23. “If you want to begin to alter your circumstance and alter your life, it’s very important that you begin to change your attitude about yourself.” – Les Brown

24. “Don’t waste time bathing in the negative experience. Spin your energy and focus your attention on moving on.” – Les Brown

25. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” – Les Brown

26. “Luck is nice, but work is something you can control. So get working!”  – Les Brown

27. “Make change a tool for your success. Let it happen, and celebrate the possibilities.” – Les Brown

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28. “Focus your energy. Find one thing and drop your buckets there. Do that one thing until it blesses you.” – Les Brown

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29. “It is as though complaining is a substitute for action. I always appreciate people who are willing to tell you what they think is wrong, but who are just as willing to tell you what they think is right, especially if they are willing to take action on the court they recommend.” – Les Brown

30. “Dig in, and expect good things, the things shortcuts won’t allow you to have.” – Les Brown

31. “If no one answered right away, just keep knocking until you wake them up!” – Les Brown

32. “What you have right now in your life is a reflection of your thoughts. Start by controlling your thoughts. We can’t control the thoughts that come into our mind but we can control what we dwell on. Start dwelling on the positive things in your life.” – Les Brown

33. “When I talk about consciousness, I;m talking about a combination of your hopes, your thoughts and your emotions, used as a force to act on what you see within yourself.” – Les Brown

34. “Every day, we can either choose to be a victim or we can choose to live life victoriously.” – Les Brown

35. “Families are who we are, after all. They are a looking glass, and in the best of cases, they can be a source of empowerment and support for getting the thing we can’t out of life.” – Les Brown

36. “I can’t control what life hands me. What I can control is how I handle it.” – Les Brown

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

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38. “No one can determine your destiny but you. Will it be easy? Of course not. Can you do it? Of course you can. But it requires patience and persistence. Seize this moment of crisis as your opportunity to start fresh, and live your dreams.” – Les Brown

39. “This is the time to activate the thinker in you, to begin to become the driving, active force in your life. Things have changed and you want to begin to learn how to manage change, to become the driver of change and not a victim of it.” – Les Brown

40. “If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon you’ll be the 10th one.” – Les Brown

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41. “Honor your commitments with integrity.” – Les Brown

42. When you don’t move on life, life moves on you.” – Les Brown

43. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Les Brown

44. “Take the energy you are wasting feeling sorry for yourself and use it to help someone else.” – Les Brown

45. “Set a goal that’s meaningful and compelling enough, and your skills, your knowledge and your effectiveness will expand in order to reach that goal.” – Les Brown

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

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

48. “If you have no vision of yourself in the future, then you have nothing to live for.” – Les Brown

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49. “Think big when you set your goals. Dare to think big and then set a series of smaller goals to get you there.” – Les Brown

50. “True honesty is hard. Throughout my career, I’ve faced moments where I’ve needed to take an honest look at myself and face some very uncomfortable realities.” – Les Brown

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

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

53. “Making things happen in your life requires a faith, or an ability to believe that is unshakable, regardless of your circumstances.” – Les Brown

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

55. “Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal.” – Les Brown

56. “Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.” – Les Brown

57. “Not having goals is like having no idea where you want to go when you step up to an airline counter to buy a ticket.” – Les Brown

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

59. “No runner ever won a race buy looking over his should and demeaning the competition.” – Les Brown

60. “The fact is, discipline is only punishment when imposed on you by someone else. When you discipline yourself, it’s not punishment but empowerment.” – Les Brown

Which Les Brown quote was your favorite? What other Les Brown quotes would you add to the list?

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  1. Lesego J Makibi

    October 31, 2018 at 2:00 AM

    I can’t control what life hands me, what I can control is how I can handle it.

    • matthew baryogar

      January 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM

      i so much love all the qutes

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