Earl Nightingale Quotes

Who is Earl Nightingale?

Earl Nightingale was an American radio speaker and author, dealing with subjects of the human character and self-development. He is known for his low and warm voice.

Born March 12, 1921
Died March 25, 1989

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“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere till you change it.”

Earl Nightingale

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

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“Don't wait for change. You change.”

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“Don’t catch the bad and infectious attitudes of others.”

Earl Nightingale

“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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“Each of us must live off the fruit of his thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow, next month and next year, you will mold your life and determine your future. You are guided by your mind.”

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“Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.”

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“Happiness comes to those who are moving toward something they want very much to happen.”

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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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“Men credited with all kinds of ability, talent, brains and know how, including the ability to see into the future, frequently have nothing more than the courage to keep everlastingly at what they set out to do. They have that one great quality that is worth more than all the rest put together. They simply will not give up! When a man makes up his mind to do something then it's only a matter of time. Staying with time takes bulldog persistence. This seems to be the entrance examination to lasting success of any kind!”

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“Money is the harvest of our production and service. We in turn use it to obtain the production and service of others.”

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“Most people begin their day in neutral. They will simply react to whatever confronts them.”

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“One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”

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“Our outlook on life is a kind of paint brush and with it we paint our world. It can be bright and filled with hope and satisfaction or it can be dark and gloomy. The world we experience is a reflection of our attitude.”

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“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”

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“We tend to live up to our expectations.”

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“Whenever we’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.”

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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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“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”

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“Excellence always sells.”

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“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

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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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“Nothing can change until we do. When we change our worlds will change. ”

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“Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.”

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“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”

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

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

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“What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.”

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

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“If I would believe what I read about myself, I would hate my guts too.”


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