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52 Motivating Quotes By Les Brown That Will Surely Spur You

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Born On: February 17, 1945
Born In: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States
Age: 77 Years
Leslie Calvin Brown, popularly known as Les Brown, is a former politician, writer, radio DJ and motivational speaker from the U.S, who gained recognition as a motivational speaker and television host. Brown had a tough childhood and was declared ‘mentally retarded’ by his school authorities; however, the woman who had adopted him along with a teacher helped him with his education. Brown’s professional life started with a stint at a radio station and after he had been laid off by the radio station, he decided to get into politics. He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for 6 years between 1977 and 1983, before going into television. After working across several networks, Brown eventually ended up with a contract with PBS as a motivational speaker and that is when he became extremely popular due to his speeches. His talk show ‘The Les Brown Show’ is also a noted chapter in his career but the show did not last as long as he would have wanted it to. In the fast paced world that we live in, Les Brown’s thoughts, sayings, speeches, writings and quotes stand on the pinnacle of motivation. We have collected his best thoughts and quotes from his books, speeches and life. We bring to you an inspiring collection of thoughts, quotations and sayings by Les Brown that are sure to uplift your spirits.
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

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

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

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

Les Brown
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

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

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

Les Brown
The greatest revenge is massive success.

The greatest revenge is massive success.

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

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

Les Brown
Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you miss, you'll land in the stars.

Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you miss, you'll land in the stars.

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

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

Les Brown
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.

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
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.

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
Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.

Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.

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

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

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

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

Les Brown
I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs

I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs

Les Brown
No one rises to low expectations

No one rises to low expectations

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

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

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

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

Les Brown
It's not over until you win

It's not over until you win

Les Brown
Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can see you can get up.

Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can see you can get up.

Les Brown
Live full, die empty

Live full, die empty

Les Brown
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.

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
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.

Les Brown
You don't have to be great to get started but you have to to get started to be great

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

Les Brown
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.

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

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

Les Brown
Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that really count are the things that happen in you.”

Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that really count are the things that happen in you.”

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

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.

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

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

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

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.

Les Brown
I would rather fail at what I love than succeed at what I hate.

I would rather fail at what I love than succeed at what I hate.

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

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

Les Brown
The limitations you have and the negative things that you internalize are given to you by the world. The thing that empowers you—the possibilities—come from within.

The limitations you have and the negative things that you internalize are given to you by the world. The thing that empowers you—the possibilities—come from within.

Les Brown
I have the power to handle whatever comes up.

I have the power to handle whatever comes up.

Les Brown
Never build a case against yourself.”

Never build a case against yourself.”

Les Brown
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

Les Brown
Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown
I am worthwhile and talented and I deserve my goals.

I am worthwhile and talented and I deserve my goals.

Les Brown
I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals.

I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals.

Les Brown
If you're not willing to risk you cannot grow, and if you cannot grow you cannot become your best, and if you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy.

If you're not willing to risk you cannot grow, and if you cannot grow you cannot become your best, and if you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy.

Les Brown
That which you are looking for, you’re living with.

That which you are looking for, you’re living with.

Les Brown
Then you are not pursuing your goal in life, when you are unfulfilled and just cruising along unconsciously, I believe that you are literally committing spiritual suicide.

Then you are not pursuing your goal in life, when you are unfulfilled and just cruising along unconsciously, I believe that you are literally committing spiritual suicide.

Les Brown
Listen to positive music, watch positive videos or movies, hang out with positive, upbeat people. The last thing a blue mood need is more blues. Don’t be volunteer victim; be a fighter.

Listen to positive music, watch positive videos or movies, hang out with positive, upbeat people. The last thing a blue mood need is more blues. Don’t be volunteer victim; be a fighter.

Les Brown
No matter how bad it is...or how bad it gets...I'm going to make it.

No matter how bad it is...or how bad it gets...I'm going to make it.

Les Brown
It is possible for me to live my dreams.

It is possible for me to live my dreams.

Les Brown
I know what I want in life and I will do whatever it takes to get it.

I know what I want in life and I will do whatever it takes to get it.

Les Brown
This is my decade. Nothing is going to stop me.

This is my decade. Nothing is going to stop me.

Les Brown
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

Les Brown
Never say you're having a bad day...say you're having a character building day

Never say you're having a bad day...say you're having a character building day

Les Brown
Shoot for the moon, the worst that could happen is you land amongst the stars

Shoot for the moon, the worst that could happen is you land amongst the stars

Les Brown
Ask yourself if you are leaving a trail that others may want to follow. Are you leaving a legacy of accomplishment? What mark will you leave on your industry? Your friends and family?

Ask yourself if you are leaving a trail that others may want to follow. Are you leaving a legacy of accomplishment? What mark will you leave on your industry? Your friends and family?

Les Brown