Les Brown is a motivational speaker. Born into poverty and abandoned as a child, he has gone on to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers. His company, Les Brown Unlimited Inc., has made millions of dollars from the sale of motivational materials to a variety of audiences, from Fortune 500 executives to special education students and prisoners. He read books on public speaking and studied the habits of established speakers. He first spoke to grade school students, then high school students. EliteColumn lists out some of the best Les Brown quotes.
12 Motivational Les Brown Quotes
“If you want to grow and develop yourself, embrace failure.” – Les Brown
“If you want to become the best at what you do, you’ve got to be willing to fail, again and again. And then finally, one day, you can fail your way to greatness.” – 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
“Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.” – Les Brown
“Tell yourself that if it’s hard, I’ll do it hard. I’m unstoppable! – Les Brown
“It really doesn’t matter what’s going on right now. The only thing that matters is what you’re going to do about it. Do something powerful! – Les Brown
“Leave energy drainers alone. Don’t let them slow you down and stop your dream. Your possibilities are too important.” – Les Brown
“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown
“A lot of people become discouraged too soon. The name of the game is, you’ve got to be relentless.” – Les Brown
“The time is ‘now’ to do something – don’t drag your feet.” – 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
“If you look the part and act the part, you’ll be surprised as the results you will produce.” – Les Brown
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