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A collection of sayings and quotations by Earl Nightingale on books, dreams, think, thoughts, pass, attitude, courage, creativity, service, life and goals.

46 Top Earl Nightingale Quotes That Will Empower You To Soar High

Quick Facts

Famous As: Motivational speaker, Author, Actor, Writer, Radio personality

Born On: March 12, 1921

Died On: March 25, 1989

Born In: Los Angeles

Died At Age: 68

Earl Nightingale gained fame as an iconic American radio presenter after serving the US Marines. He voiced the character of ‘Schuyler Sky’ in a popular radio show, ‘Sky King’ and was a famous host of the ‘WGN radio’. Earl was acclaimed for his accomplishment as a motivational speaker. He concentrated on personality and character development. The speeches that he delivered or said anythng on the matter gradually became popular as sayings and quotes. Once he gained recognition as a narrator, he produced a spoken voice record of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and ‘Lead the Field’. His thoughts and quotations still serve as a source of inspiration. His radio program, ‘Our Changing World’, gained popularity worldwide and was broadcast in several countries and the ‘Armed Forces Network’ over the radio. His first book, ‘Earl Nightingale’s Greatest Discovery’ won him the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal for Literary Excellency. Earl created stir through his life and works, his quotes too carry the same attitude, and here are few notable ones.

When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.

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Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.

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We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.

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You are now, and you do become, what you think about.

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Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable.

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Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us

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Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

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Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

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All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

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A person who does not read is no better than one cannot read.

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Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts

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We tend to live up to our expectations.

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People who have goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple.

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A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.

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The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.

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No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.

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Everything begins with an idea.

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You become what you think about.

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Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.

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The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice... it is conformity.

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A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

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Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success - and success is in direct proportion to our service.

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We become what we think about.

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William Shakespeare put it this way, "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

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Everything you and I will ever have will come to us as the result of the way we use our minds, the one thing we possess that makes us different from all other creatures.

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One extra hour of study per day and you 'll be a national expert in five years or less

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The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. It's the person who says, "I'm going to become this and then progressively works toward that goal.

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A good deal of frustration and unhappiness could be avoided if people would just do what they know they should do.

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Even if our home burns down we can rebuild it. But the things that we got for nothing, we can never replace.

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Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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And the greatest teacher of them all, the carpenter from the plains of Galilee, gave us the Secret time and time again, "As ye believe, so shall it be done, unto you.

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A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a worthy predetermined job, because that's what he decided to do ... deliberately.

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Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.

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Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, recieveth. And he that seeketh, findeth. And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

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Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts.

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Don't concern yourself with the money. Be of service ... build ... work ... dream ... create! Do this and you'll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.

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You are what you think about.

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As you believe so shall it be done unto you.

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There is a time when one must decide either to risk everything to fulfill one's dreams or sit for the rest of one's life in the backyard.

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I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

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Do each day all that can be done that day. You don't need to overwork or to rush blindly into your work trying to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time.

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Work never killed anyone. It's worry that does the damage. And the worry would disappear if we'd just settle down and do the work.

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If your opportunity comes and you are not prepared for it, it will only make you look foolish.

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Think about your goal in a relaxed, positive way. Picture yourself in your mind's eye as having already achieved this goal. See your self doing the things you will be doing when you have reached your goal.

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