Russell Conwell Quotes

Who is Russell Conwell?

Russell Herman Conwell was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer known for founding Temple University in Philadelphia and for his lecture 'Acres of Diamonds', popularized by Earl Nightingale.

Born February 15, 1843
Died December 06, 1925

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Best 24 Quotes by Russell Conwell

“Greatness really consists in doing some great deed with little means.”

“I ask not for a larger garden, but for finer seeds.”

“If you know what people need you have gotten more knowledge of a fortune than any amount of capital can give you.”

“Let us remember there is not a poor person in the United States who was not made poor by his own shortcomings.”

“Money is power. Every good man and woman ought to strive for power, to do good with it when obtained. I say, get rich, get rich!”

“Ninety-eight out of 100 of the rich men in America are honest. That is why they are rich.”

“No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.”

“So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected, let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!”

“There is wealth within the sound of your voice.”

“We must know what the world needs first and then invest ourselves to supply that need, and success is almost certain.”

“When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.”

Acres of Diamonds Quotes

“Abraham Lincoln's principle for greatness can be adopted by nearly all. This was his rule: Whatsoever he had to do at all, he put his whole mind into it and held it all there until that was all done.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Begin where you are and what you are.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Do you ever see a man who struts around altogether too large to notice an ordinary working mechanic? Do you think he is great?
He is nothing but a puffed-up balloon, held down by his big feet.
There is no greatness there.”

Acres of Diamonds

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“Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia.”

Acres of Diamonds

“It is easy to raise a laugh, but dangerous, for it is the greatest test of an orator's control of his audience to be able to land them again on the solid earth of sober thinking.”

Acres of Diamonds

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“Don't wait for change. You change.”

More quotes by Earl Nightingale

“Let every man or woman here remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Love is the grandest thing on God's earth, but fortunate the lover who has plenty of money.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it.”

Acres of Diamonds

“True greatness is often unrecognized.”

Acres of Diamonds

“You can journey to the ends of the earth in search of success, but if you’re lucky, you will discover happiness in your own backyard.”

Acres of Diamonds

“You cannot trust a man with your money who cannot take care of his own.”

Acres of Diamonds

“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”

Acres of Diamonds

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