Who on Earth 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.

Books by Earl Nightingale

Quotes by Earl Nightingale

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

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

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

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“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”

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“Don't wait for change. You change.”

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“Don't worry. Worry brings fear, and fear is crippling. The only thing that could cause worry during this test is trying to do it all yourself. Know that all you have to do is to hold your goal before you. Everything else will take care of itself. Remember also to keep calm and cheerful. Don't let petty things annoy you and get you off course.”

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

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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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“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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“Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts.”

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“Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free; our mind, our soul, our body, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends. All these priceless possessions are free, but the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time.”

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“Excellence always sells.”

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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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“Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.”

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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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“It is not what happens to you in life that makes the difference. It is how you react to each circumstance you encounter that determines the result. Every human being in the same situation has the possibilities of choosing how he will react, either positively or negatively.”

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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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“Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be a bore. A man should live fully, be alive. He should be glad to get out of bed in the morning. He should be doing a job that he likes to do because he does it well.”

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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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“Most people live a life of quiet mediocrity and never achieve the success they truly desire because they get impatient. They want easy success or none at all.”

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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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“No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.”

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

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

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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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“Stop thinking about what it is you fear. Each time a fearful or negative thought comes into your consciousness, replace it with a mental picture of your positive and worthwhile goal.”

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

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“Successful people are not without problems. They're simply people who've learned to solve their problems.”

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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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“The creative person knows the value of giving himself and his ideas away. He’s a go-giver as well as a go-getter. The hand that gives always gathers. And doing things for other people is a vital part of his way of life.”

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

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

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“We tend to live up to our expectations.”

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“We’ve got to put the fuel in before we can expect heat. Likewise, we’ve got to be of service first before we can expect money.”

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“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

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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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“When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

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

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“You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”

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“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”

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

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