Les Brown Quotes

Who is Les Brown?

Leslie Calvin "Les" Brown is an American motivational speaker and author.

Born February 17, 1945

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Best 19 Quotes by Les Brown

“Change is difficult but often essential to survival.”

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”

“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”

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

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

“No one rises to low expectations.”

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

“Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.”

“Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”

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

“When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.”

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“You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”

“You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are.”

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“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”

“You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.”

“Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.”