W. Clement Stone Quotes

Who is W. Clement Stone?

William Clement Stone was an American businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.

Born May 04, 1902
Died September 03, 2002

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Best 17 Quotes by W. Clement Stone

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

“Be careful the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

“Be generous. Give to those you love; give to those who love you, give to the fortunate, give to the unfortunate — yes, give especially to those you don’t want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have.”

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”

“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you are right now.”

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“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.”

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.”

“Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.”

“There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude.”

“What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?”

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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”

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“More money has probably been lost by investors holding a stock they really did not want until they could ‘at least come out even’ than from any other single reason. If to these actual losses are added the profits that might have been made through the proper reinvestment of these funds if such reinvestment had been made when the mistake was first realized, the cost of self-indulgence becomes truly tremendous.”


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