Les Brown

c. 1945

American Motivational Speaker, Author, Trainer

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Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.

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.

If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.

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

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

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

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

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.

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.

We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit.

No one rises to low expectations.

The greatest revenge is massive success.

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

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

Act the way you want to be and soon you'll be the way you act.

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

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

Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.

Change is difficult but often essential to survival.

You have the power to change.

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

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

You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.

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c. 1945

American Motivational Speaker, Author, Trainer