138 Les Brown Quotes

Born: 1945

Les Brown
Be inspired by these Les Brown quotes. Les Brown, a motivational speaker and author, believes that what you do today will determine what your tomorrows will bring. "You are molding your tomorrow based on what you do today," he says. "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," says Brown.

He had no formal education past high school, but what he did have was persistence and determination. He was born in a low-income city in Miami, Flordia. Adopted at 6 six weeks old by Ms. Maime Brown, a single parent woman who had little education become his mom. Les Brown truly an inspiration! You can also read our review of his book, Live Your Dreams


  1. "Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you."
    Les Brown
    Inspirational Quotes



  2. "Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place."
    Les Brown, Laws Of Success
    Make A Difference



  3. "If you don't program yourself, life will program you."
    Les Brown
    Short Quotes



  4. "A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die."
    Les Brown
    Courage



  5. To sit on an idea or fail to act on a goal is not really goal-setting, but wishful thinking.
    Les Brown
    Goal Setting



  6. "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
    Overcoming Obstacles Quotes



  7. Ask yourself if you're one of the good people who successful people want to be around.
    Les Brown
    Quotes about Successful



  8. "Act the way you want to be and soon you'll be the way you act."
    Les Brown
    Cute Quotes



  9. It is important to surround yourself with people who life you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you.
    Les Brown
    Words of Encouragement



  10. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown
  11. "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."
    Les Brown
    Life Quotes



  12. Success is both very personal and relative, depending on where you would like to be in your own life.
    Les Brown
    Success Poem



  13. No one can continually insult you or hurt your feelings without your permission.
    Les Brown
    Feeling



  14. Each of us owes someone. We all benefit by reaching out and helping others.
    Les Brown
    Helping Others



  15. I believe adults and parents who do not get involved in children's lives effectively forfeit any right to attempt to influence their lives.
    Les Brown
    Children



  16. "You can make decisions like that about your life. If you are carrying strong feeling about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. You have to get rid of them."
    Les Brown, Live Your Dreams: Say "YES" To Life
    Decision



  17. "YOU decide what your limits are, and YOU decide your level of success. You are responsible for the time that you spend on this planet."
    Les Brown, Laws Of Success: 12 Laws That Turn Dreams Into Reality
    Success



  18. "I often speak to people who wonder why they continue to fail. In many situations, they are concentrating their efforts in the wrong places period."
    Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times
    Failure



  19. "If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness and to strive and achieve."
    Les Brown, Live Your Dreams
    Comfort Zone



  20. Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. Les Brown
  21. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
    Les Brown
    Funny Quotes



  22. There are people who are wise enough and motivated enough to change their lives and live their dreams, and then there are those who need a kick in the pants to change their ways.
    Les Brown
    Motivational



  23. Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. You can accept that you are afraid and then move on.
    Les Brown
    Fear



  24. If you have children who love and respect you, this too can be a sign of your success.
    Les Brown
    Respect



  25. You can get the kind of results that you are looking for in life if you are willing to work smart to achieve them.
    Les Brown
    Achievement



  26. "I have learned that to get out of life what I expect, I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals."
    Les Brown
    Positive Thinking Quotes



  27. "You can complain about the direction of your life all you want, but until you sit in the driverís seat and begin to drive yourself, you aren't going to get where you want to go!"
    Les Brown
    Complaining



  28. "It's important to me that money not be important to me."
    Les Brown
    Money



  29. When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues. Les Brown
  30. "When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues."
    Les Brown
    Work Quotes



  31. Are the people around you holding you back or empowering you to move forward? If you life is going nowhere, take a look at the group of people you hang around with.
    Les Brown
    Moving Forward



  32. We have the capacity to change, to lead meaningful and productive lives by awakening our consciousness.
    Les Brown
    Quotes about Change



  33. Dealing with life means taking advantage of each new challenge as an opportunity to learn and accomplish something new.
    Les Brown
    Poems about Life



  34. I don't dwell on the things that are too late to fix, but I do my best to get life's lessons and put them into action.
    Les Brown
    Life Lessons



  35. Make a conscious effort to let go of fear and act from a sense of consciousness that will empower and protect you. You are strong. You are greater than the fear!
    Les Brown
    Quotes about Being Strong



  36. "One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you."
    Les Brown
    Goals



  37. "Perfection does not exist - you can always do better and you can always grow."
    Les Brown
    Attitude Quotes



  38. "Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!"
    Les Brown
    Wise Quotes



  39. "You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."
    Les Brown
    Action Quotes



  40. You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. Les Brown
  41. "You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are."
    Les Brown
    Be Yourself



  42. "A person with the right attitude says to himself or herself, I may be here in this situation, but it doesnít mean I have to stay here. When faced with a challenge, do you ask: why me? Or do you accept the opportunity for you to grow?"
    Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times
    Challenge  



  43. Reading about the lives of other achievers and their impact on our world inspires me to continue to help others realize their greatness.
    Les Brown
    Greatness



  44. Very often, the biggest hurdle in reaching a goal is getting started. And the second biggest hurdle is getting started in the right direction.
    Les Brown
    Procrastination



  45. Without a solid, realistic and detailed plan, the goal is nothing more than a pipe dream. And without the commitment to follow through on that plan and put forth the necessary effort, the dream is nothing more than a good intention.
    Les Brown
    Dream



  46. "You gotta be hungry!"
    Les Brown
    Funny Quotes about Life



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



  48. "Honor your commitments with integrity."
    Les Brown
    Integrity Quotes



  49. "In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
    Les Brown
    Communication



  50. Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Les Brown
  51. "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
    Les Brown
    Humor



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



  53. 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
    Meaningful



  54. If you allow your self-esteem to erode, your fear will eat at you; ultimately it could destroy you.
    Les Brown
    Self Esteem



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



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



  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
    Cute Life Quotes



  58. 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
    Dream Big



  59. Negatively charged people sit on their "buts." Monitor your language. Listen to the way you respond to questions and situations.
    Les Brown
    Negativity



  60. When you don't move on life, life moves on you.
    Les Brown
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  61. No runner ever won a race buy looking over his should and demeaning the competition.
    Les Brown
    Running



  62. Building your feelings of self-worth is critical to overcoming your fears.
    Les Brown
    Self Worth



  63. Take the energy you are wasting feeling sorry for yourself and use it to help someone else.
    Les Brown
    Positive Energy Quotes

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