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37 Motivating Quotes by Les Brown to Inspire You when You are Down and Out

Every now and then, things happen that just seem to drain us out and pull out all our positive energy. At such times, when you are looking for a dose of renewed motivation, words and quotes of wise people can prove really helpful to get you back on track.



Through this article, I am sharing some of the best quotes from the Motivational speaker and sensation Les Brown. Leslie Calvin "LesBrown is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.




Take note of the quotes that resonate the most with you.


Here are 37 quotes by Les Brown to motivate you:



1. "Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on." - Les Brown

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

3. "Forgive those who have hurt you." - Les Brown

4. “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.” - Les Brown

5. "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” - Les Brown

6. "There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.”  - Les Brown

7. "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." - Les Brown

8. "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

9. "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

10. “You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.” - Les Brown


11. “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

12. "Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead." - Les Brown

13. "Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” - Les Brown

14. "Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.” - Les Brown

15. "Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you." - Les Brown

16. "Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” - Les Brown

17. "There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.” - Les Brown

18. "Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." - Les Brown

19. "Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. You can accept that you are afraid and then move on." - Les Brown

20. "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.”- Les Brown

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


22. "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." - Les Brown

23. "We are living in very challenging times. Pressured in the workplace and stressed out at home, people are trying to make sense of their lives." - Les Brown

24. "Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them." - Les Brown

25. "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." - Les Brown

26. "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

27. "Perfection does not exist — you can always do better and you can always grow.”- Les Brown

28. "The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”- Les Brown

29. "Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."- Les Brown

30. "No one can continually insult you or hurt your feelings without your permission." - Les Brown

31. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.”- Les Brown

32. "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.”- Les Brown

33. "There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win." - Les Brown

34. "We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams." - Les Brown

35. "A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die." - Les Brown

36. "We have the capacity to change, to lead meaningful and productive lives by awakening our consciousness." - Les Brown


37. "Making things happen in your life requires a faith, or an ability to believe that is unshakable, regardless of your circumstances." - Les Brown


Now that’s a lot of wise words. I truly hope some of those resonated with you and have given you a renewed energy to get back on track.


All the best!



 -Akanksha Vir, International Leadership Excellence Coach





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