42 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!

"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  |

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   |  

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown
"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."
Les Brown
Quotes about Life   |  

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

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

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

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   |  

"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   |    

"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   |  

"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   |  

"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   |  

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

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   |  

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   |  

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

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   |  

"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   |     Good Day

"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   |  

"It's important to me that money not be important to me."
Les Brown
Meaning of Wealth   |  

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

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   |  

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

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

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   |  

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  |  

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

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

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

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

You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. Les Brown
"You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are."
Les Brown
Being Yourself   |  

"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   |     Growth

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   |  

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   |  

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   |  

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

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

"Honor your commitments with integrity."
Les Brown
Commitment   |     Integrity Quotes

"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   |  

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

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

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   |  

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

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