122+ Best Les Brown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, former radio DJ, and former television host. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catchphrase “it’s possible!” to encourage people to follow their dreams. Powerful collection of profoundly inspirational Les Brown quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Les Brown Quotes

Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold! – Les Brown

you don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. – Les Brown

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

If you only talk to a person’s head and not their heart people won’t listen to you. – Les Brown

Doing great requires that we become great people, and all of us can become great people. – Les Brown

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown

Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking. Act the way you want to be, and soon you will be the way you act. – Les Brown

No one rises to low expectations. – Les Brown

Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong. – Les Brown

If it’s hard, do it hard! Nobody said it would be easy. – Les Brown

We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation / it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams. – Les Brown

Once you have dared to dream, I believe you MUST pursue that dream. If you do not pursue your dreams, they will consume you; the knowledge that you had a dream but did not pursue it is killing knowledge. Consider it absolutely necessary to go after your dreams. – Les Brown

If you do what is easy, your life will be hard – Les Brown

Never let someone’s opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out. – Les Brown

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. – Les Brown

Make your move BEFORE you are ready! – Les Brown

There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win. – Les Brown

Whatever life may send your way – make the best of it. Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about it. Instead, find a way to do something about it. Learn from it, adjust to it, be strong, be flexible and be your best in every situation. – Les Brown

People getting ready to go to jobs that they don’t like, jobs that are making them sick. You see when you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide. When you have some goal out here that you are stretching for and reaching for that takes you out of your comfort zone, you’ll find out some talents and abilities you have that you didn’t know you have. – Les Brown

Downsizing trends and the changing global market require people to reinvent themselves and think like entrepreneurs. – Les Brown

If you’re going through hell, don’t stop, keep moving! – Les Brown

At the end of the day, it’s important to know what really matters most in life…your sanity, your health, your family, and the ability to start anew. – Les Brown

Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter about what happened to you, what matters is, ‘what are you going to do about it?’ – Les Brown

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. – Les Brown

There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams. – Les Brown

Do something about your life now. You know you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Don’t just think about it, look at it, and complain about it to whoever will listen. Stop conning yourself into being a volunteer victim or telling the same old story. You are better than that. It’s time to stand up for yourself and your dream. This is the one and only life that you have. Don’t waste it watching someone’s life – on tv, in a movie, a series or reality show. Take your power back and make a move. Live your life on your terms and create something new in your life. You Deserve! – Les Brown

Lions don’t have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don’t talk, and those who talk don’t work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan. – Les Brown

Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. – Les Brown

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown

When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial. – Les Brown

If you want to be rich watch what rich people do every day and do it. And watch what poor people do and don’t do it. – Les Brown

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. – Les Brown

Know your gifts and share them. – Les Brown

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames. – Les Brown

You have the courage and power to live your dreams. – Les Brown

Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can see you can get up. – Les Brown

You must be willing to do things today others won’t do, in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have – Les Brown

To achieve something you have never achieved before you must become someone you have never been. – Les Brown

If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be? – Les Brown

Perfection does not exist — you can always do better, and you can always grow. – Les Brown

Whatever you accomplish in life is a manifestation not as much of what you do, as of what you believe you deserve. – Les Brown

If you spend a lot of time thinking about your problems, they’ll grow bigger and stronger. Is that what you want? Of course not! Instead, focus on your goals. Start your day with them at the front of your mind and use notes to recall them strategically throughout your day. – Les Brown

Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream. – Les Brown

Here’s other quotes and sayings you can motivate yourself with. Practice only makes for improvement. – Les Brown

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. – Les Brown

Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over. – Les Brown

It’s your time for a breakthrough! Make up your mind to leave the past and the old you behind. Focus on giving birth to a new you…. the real you. It is your time to create a turning point for the better in your life. It is your destiny to be healthy, happy and successful. Your future is open, full of possibility and promise! Buckle down and do whatever is required to create a life that you are proud of and a life that you deserve! Don’t look back!! Look ahead, move forward and make this your best year ever! You have the something special. You have GREATNESS within you! – Les Brown

There is nothing as powerful as a made-up mind. Do not give yourself another excuse to put off making up your mind. You know in your heart of hearts that once you do that you have got to act. You owe it to the world, your family and most importantly, to yourself to live a life of no regrets. Stop worrying about what other people will think, say, or do. You only have one life. LIVE IT now. You have GREATNESS within you!! – Les Brown

Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success. – Les Brown

The only thing that can possibly keep you from going after your dreams is the person standing in your shoes, wearing your clothes, and thinking your negative thoughts. – Les Brown

If you go through life being casual, you will end up a casualty – Les Brown

No test… no testimony. You cannot make lemonade with sugar alone… you must have some sour lemons. You cannot learn good horsemanship by riding a tame horse. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. Regardless of what happens to you, never say you are having a bad day… say you are having a character-building day. All the things that you are going through are building your character. You are being shaped and designed for your greatness. You have something special! You have GREATNESS within you! – Les Brown

Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out. – Les Brown

NEVER let other people’s opinions of you determine your destiny. – Les Brown

Provide more service than what you get paid for – Les Brown

Champions get up! When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something! Champions get up! Focus your mind, pull yourself together. If you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on! You are a champion. You are more than a conqueror. Keep the faith. Cry if you must. You are still here. God is not through with you yet. You were born to win. Champions get up! You are a champion. You have GREATNESS within you! – Les Brown

Keep the faith…that the best is yet to come. Keep the faith that the next extraordinary version of you is being crafted even now…that nothing can deter you from keeping your commitment to achieving your goals set for today…that you can better your best! Keep the faith. Move forward in spite of your fears and despite any evidence to the contrary. Believe that IT’S POSSIBLE!! – Les Brown

It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit. – Les Brown

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. – Les Brown

Avoid head trash. Don’t be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people’s trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won’t even know it! – Les Brown

Don’t underestimate yourself. You are capable of more than you can ever imagine. – Les Brown

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. – Les Brown

Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are. – Les Brown

Don’t confuse who you are with the results that you produce. – Les Brown

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

The time is ‘now’ to do something – don’t drag your feet. – Les Brown

Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life. – Les Brown

As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person. – Les Brown

We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way. – Les Brown

If life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. And if you get up, you can stand up. And if you stand up, you can fight for your dream once again. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you! – Les Brown

The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that’s causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy. Stay focused. – Les Brown

You can’t see the picture when you’re in the frame. – Les Brown

The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions. – Les Brown

I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life – it’s possible – Les Brown

It’s a new day! Let go of old issues, relationships, or apprehensions that are holding you back. Decide to move forward using the knowledge you’ve gained, from your failures and triumphs, while making room for new accomplishments. Cleaning isn’t just good for your house, it’s healthy for your mind. Adopt the attitude that you can and will achieve your dreams, because it’s true. You have greatness within you! – Les Brown

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. – Les Brown

If you want to keep getting what you’re getting, keep doing what you’re doing. – Les Brown

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. – Les Brown

No one will take better care of your dream than you. – Les Brown

The person best suited to look out for your interests is you. The more you depend on yourself, the more positive control you have over every aspect of your life. Take personal responsibility for who you are, what you do, and how you live. You are the only person who knows what is best for you. And you are the one who is most able to achieve it!! You have GREATNESS within you! – Les Brown

Goals help you channel your energy into action. – Les Brown

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. – Les Brown

In the prosperous times, you put it in your pocket; in the lean times, you put it in your heart and that’s when you discover who you are. – Les Brown

Sometimes you’ve got to #‎ believe in someone else’s belief in you until your #‎ belief kicks in. – Les Brown

There is nothing more powerful than a changed mind. – Les Brown

In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait. – Les Brown

Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical. – Les Brown

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. – Les Brown

It’s necessary to know that everybody won’t see it. That everybody won’t join you, that everybody won’t have the vision. It’s necessary to know that. That a lot of people like to complain but they don’t want to do anything about their situation. That you are UNCOMMON breed. – Les Brown

Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others. – Les Brown

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. – Les Brown

No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. – Les Brown

Your dream was given to you. If someone else can’t see it for you, that’s fine, it was given to you and not them. It’s your dream. Hold it. Nourish it. Cultivate it! – Les Brown

If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon, you’ll be the 10th loser. – Les Brown

No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and go for it. – Les Brown

One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist – you can always do better, and you can always grow. – Les Brown

I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs – Les Brown

No matter how bad it is, or how bad it gets; I’m going to make it. – Les Brown

In life, friendships change, divorces happen, people move on, others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Don’t look back. Look straight ahead!! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks, to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life! – Les Brown

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. – Les Brown

That everyone won’t see it, that everyone won’t join you, that everyone won’t have the vision… it’s necessary to know that… See I wanted everyone to like me, I wanted to be perfect the first time around. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. You’re gonna make some mistakes, you are gonna create some enemies whenever you decide to take on the world and go after your passion. – Les Brown

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. – Les Brown

The greatest revenge is massive success. – Les Brown

Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy. – Les Brown

The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream. – Les Brown

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. – Les Brown

There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. What interaction does light have with darkness? None! – Les Brown

You can start over again! Don’t even think about quitting now! It is easy to replay in your mind how things did not work, how much you lost, what you are going through, how angry you are. There is no amount of conversation or magic that is going to wipe the slate clean. You are wasting valuable time and energy that could be used to regain a new normal and start another version of your life. Even though you are hurt, and you may be feeling down — stop kicking yourself! Face what has happened. Make the decision to start over again. – Les Brown

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. – Les Brown

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. Stand up to it and handle it with grace. Because, you can. – Les Brown

No one knows what they can do until they try. – Les Brown

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. – Les Brown

Things are not going to improve for you in life until YOU improve – Les Brown

Leap and grow your wings on the way down. – Les Brown

It’s not over until you win – Les Brown

You were created on purpose for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it. – Les Brown

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death… It’s possible. Even when you have no evidence to point to…. It’s possible. – Les Brown

Life has no limitations; except the ones you make. – Les Brown

You will win if you don’t quit. – Les Brown

Never, under any conditions allow circumstances to determine your reality. – Les Brown

Practice only makes for improvement. – Les Brown

If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. – Les Brown

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