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42 Les Brown Quotes That Will Intensify Your Motivation




35 Les Brown Quotes That Will Intensify Your Motivation

As a motivational speaker, author and politician, Les Brown has risen to international prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness.

Below are a compilation of 42 of his greatest inspirational quotes to keep your motivational at an all time high:

1. “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.”

2. “It has been said,most people die at age 25 and don’t get buried until they are 65.Make an effort to live your life to the fullest.”

3. “Listen to yourself the voice that’s in your Heart not your head,it will lead you to your Goal.”

4. “There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”

5. “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.”

6. “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

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

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

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




11. “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.”

12. “The greatest revenge is massive success.”

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

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

15. “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.”

16. “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.”

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

18. “Perfection does not exist — you can always do better and you can always grow.”

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




21. “No one rises to low expectations.”

22. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.”

23. “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.”

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

25. “Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can look up you can get up.”

26. “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.”

27. “You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.”

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

29. “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.




31. “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.”

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

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

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

35. “There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.”

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

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

38. “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!”

39. “You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.”

40. “Know your gifts and share them.”

41. “The people that want to step into their greatness are hungry.”

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

Checkout this awesome conversation Joel Brown The Founder of had with Les Brown – So Many Amazing Drops of Wisdom from Les Brown

Thank you for reading my article! Which one is your favorite quote from Les Brown?

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life.Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.



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    Jan 27, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you Carla. This is a wonderful collection of Les Brown quotes. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom.

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    Nov 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    “It has been said,most people die at age 25 and don’t get buried until they are 65.Make an effort to live your life to the fullest.”

    OMG. How true is this?
    I read this and think, throughout our childhood we go to school..may or may not go to a mediocre job or a job that just gets us by; buy or rent a house in the same town we grew up in or maybe another town locally..following just as our parents did.
    We all wish we were rich! But we never truly pursue it for what its worth. We settle! We find our soulmate and have kids…is that really the end of life? All at or around 25? We do this why? Out of comfort. Out of whats familiar! A safeguard from the unknowns, what-ifs, and failure prevention. BREAK.OUT.OF.THE.COOKIE.CUTTER.LIFESTYLE. Live your life while you have it!

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    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:06 am

    All the quotes are inspiring and motivating to me

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    JF. Mkhwanazi

    Feb 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    You have to be hungry and its not over until you make it.. These quotes are real if you follow them

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    Jan 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Love them all, great man alive!

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    Ruth Francis

    Oct 11, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I love all quotes, God bless You.

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    Oct 2, 2016 at 3:41 am

    These quotes actually helped me to stop procrastinating and get started!!

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    Apr 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I’m a living testimony of that, not highly qualified but highly successful and living my dream, inspiring others to follow their dream.

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    Apr 5, 2016 at 5:09 am

    My favorite comment it you don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great. So true.

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    Mar 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Some people’s word are life changing, reading through this list just changed everything about my way of thinking

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    Dec 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    “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.”

    The ability to motivate people with your life experience and to make them see themselves way more than they first thought. It’s not talent but a gift.

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    Amara Taylor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:49 am

    22. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.”

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    Ernie Ayon

    Aug 31, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Few people have had such an impact in my life as Les Brown. His story, speeches and advice have literally changed my beliefs and life. Awesome list!

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the list I put together! He has definitely impacted a lot of peoples lives, including myself.Thank you for commenting! 🙂

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    vishwjeet singh

    Aug 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    it”s really good and i am very impress to this motivation.

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 28, 2015 at 4:28 am

      Glad you enjoyed this list! 🙂

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    Rikka Banks

    Aug 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    thank you for these amazing quotes

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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    Timo Fischer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:33 am

    “Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” This is one of my favorites! I listened to his material so much to soak up everything he had to say and to understand it. Truly a great Man!

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Yes he is! One of the best motivational speakers of all time! Glad you enjoyed the list! 🙂

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    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I love these comments, so true..
    Great things had small beginnings, and with these quotes they will definitely help me rise

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    Rose Costas

    Aug 17, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Love these quotes and will be using them to remain motivated.

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 17, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Awesome Rose! Thanks for your comment – appreciated! 🙂

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    Elita Torres

    Aug 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    There are so many great quotes to choose from. I love Les Brown and have listened to several of his seminars. The quote that stood out the most for me today is “You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.” I think this says so much with so little words.

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      Carla Schesser

      Aug 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Agreed Elita! Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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