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37 Motivational Les Brown Quotes on Living Your Dreams

Dan Western



37 Motivational Les Brown Quotes on Living Your Dreams

Les Brown is a worldwide recognized motivational speaker and author, who’s had a tremendously positive attitude on my life these past couple of years; the way I act, the way I think and the way I dream has all changed since Les entered my life.

One of his most famous and oldest books: ‘Live Your Dreams’ has become a recent addition to my collection. And even though it’s around 20 years old, it’s not to be forgotten.

Since the book’s all about saying yes to life and living your dreams, and the majority of Les Brown’s quotes are heavy influenced by those two statements, this seemed like the perfect time to create a post that shared some of the best Les Brown quotes I’ve come across.

Here are 37 inspirational Les Brown quotes from one of the top motivational speakers in the world:


37 Motivational Les Brown Quotes

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

2. “You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” – Les Brown

3. “When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big 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.” – Les Brown

4. “Change is difficult but often essential to survival.” – Les Brown


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


6. “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

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7. “Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.” – Les Brown

8. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” – Les Brown

9. “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.” – Les Brown

10. “You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.” – Les Brown

11. “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

12. “Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.” – Les Brown

13. “A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.” – Les Brown

14. “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown


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15. “You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.” – Les Brown


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

17. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” – Les Brown

18. “If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.” – Les Brown

19. “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

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20. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” – Les Brown

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

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

23. “You may not accomplish every goal you set — no one does — but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.” – Les Brown


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


25. “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

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

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

28. “The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.” – Les Brown

29. “If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.” – Les Brown

30. “Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act” – Les Brown


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


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

33. “When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.” – Les Brown

34. “All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.” – Les Brown

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

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

37. “You have to know what is right for you and go after it regardless of what others say.” – Les Brown


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Thanks for checking this great list of Les Brown quotes! I hope they’ve inspired you to live your dreams! Before you go, why not share these quotes with your friends using the share buttons below?

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."



  1. Umuhanzi Musekura Anthony

    Mar 15, 2016 at 3:54 am

    It very good. I like it ……. Keep it up!!!!!

  2. nyambe chunga

    Apr 21, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Les Brown has really changed my thinking, am really someone i did not know. as he said live full die empty.

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