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Les Brown Quotes About Success, Life And Forgiveness

Looking for some motivational Les Brown quotes?

Les Brown is known as one of the top motivational speakers in the world. One of his main missions is helping people unlock their greatness and going after their dreams. 

Below you will find highlights of some of his most inspirational quotes that I hope you will enjoy. 

Les Brown Quotes About Life

“Life has no limitations except the ones you make.”

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.”

“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!”

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss, you will still be among the stars.”

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

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

“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.”

“If you run around with 9 losers, you’ll pretty soon be the 10th loser.”

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

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go. No one else.”

“People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.”

“I have learned that to get out of life what I expect, I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals.”

“Change is difficult but often essential to survival.”

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


“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”

“If you don’t program yourself, life will program you!”

“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.”

“Review your goals twice everyday in order to be focused on achieving them.”

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

“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.”

“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know what’s even scarier? Regret.”

Les Brown Quotes About Success

“You have to learn how to fail your way to success.”

“The greatest revenge is massive success.”

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

“You have something special! You have greatness within you! You can do more that you can ever begin to imagine.”

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”

“Reset your mind, change your life.”

“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.”

“To be successful, you must be willing to do the things today others won’t do in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have.”

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

“History is being read…But it is also being written by people with imagination.”

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

“You have to be willing to allow the person you are today to DIE so that you can give birth to the person you are meant to become.”

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

“When it comes to success, it will come when it comes. A delay does not mean a denial.”

“Success and convenience do not go together.”

“You gotta be hungry!”

“It’s not over until I win.”

“I have learned that I get out of life what I expect, I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

“I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs.”

Les Brown Quotes About Dreams

“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. Go for it.”

“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 out their dream.”

“It’s possible that you can live your dreams! Don’t stop running towards them!”

“If it isn’t worth it, then it really isn’t your dream. Your true dream is always worth it. It’s your destiny.”

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

“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. A lot of people like to complain but they don’t want to do anything about their situation. That you are an uncommon breed.”

“It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.”

“No one will take better care of your dream than you.”

“I advise you to say your dreams 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.”

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

“A lot of people become discouraged too soon. The name of the game is, you’ve got to be relentless.”

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

“I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope. Turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams.”

Les Brown Quotes About Fear

“Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams and hope.”

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a bit threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”

“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”

“If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?”

“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.”

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

“Most people are paralyzed by fear. Overcome it and you take charge of your life and your world.”

“No matter how bad it is or how bad it gets, I am going to make it.”

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“When your WHY is big enough, you will find your WAY.”

Les Brown Quotes About Forgiveness

“Forgive yourself for your faults and mistakes and move on.”

“Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don’t become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of what you should have, could have, or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on.”

“Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others. It is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger. It frees up your power, heals your body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace where you can persist despite what has happened to you.”

Thanks for stopping by! Which Les Brown quote was the most inspiring for you?