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Les Brown, 15 Amazing Quotes from Les “You Gotta Be Hungry” Brown

Les Brown was, and still is one of the best loved motivational speakers in the World. Once married to Gladys Knight (remember her and her pips?), Leslie Calvin Brown, born 1945 is a former politician, Radio DJ and TV host.

I’ve been following Les ever since I was a teenager and bought many of his tapes (yes, we had tapes back then), CD’s and Books. There is something “Magical” about Les Brown.

Out of all the Motivational speakers I have ever come across, Les Brown for me speaks with pure “Soul”. His voice is so powerful, yet his words flow into your ears with the tonality of a “kindly Uncle”.

Probably Les’s most famous saying is “You Gotta Be Hungry”… if delivered at full power, this alone could wake anyone up, sleeping in the back row.

15 Amazing Quotes from Les Brown

These are in no particular order, but do leave a comment below and let me know which one/s you like the best.

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

2. “Easy is not an option”

3. “If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up”

4. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances, unless you change”

5. “It’s Not over Till I Win”.
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6. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make”

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

8. ” Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

9. “If you don’t program yourself, life will program you”

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

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

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

13. “People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” 

14. “Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”

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

And finally,

Les Brown The Early Days

From Wikipedia

Les Brown was born with his twin brother, Wesley, in an abandoned building in a low-income section of Miami, Florida. He was subsequently given up for adoption and adopted by Mamie Brown, a 38-year-old single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant and domestic assistant.

He was declared “educable mentally retarded” (EMR),  while in grade school. Despite the self-esteem and confidence loss issues this created, he learned how to reach his full potential with the encouragement of his mother and assistance by a helpful teacher in high school, a key point in many motivational speeches he gives now.

Final note: If you can dream it, you can do it, if Les Brown can overcome so many obstacles in his life and end up on the World stage as one of the top motivational speakers, what can you do?.

If you got value from this post please share it, and do let me know your favourite Les Brown quotes in the comments below

Peace and prosperity

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28 Comments

  1. Les Brown is one of my favorites as well. Love quote #1, “Other people’ opinion…”. Great post Keith!

    • Keith Everett

      December 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      That is such a powerful quote and means a lot to people who have other people’s opinions thrust upon them.

  2. So much inspiration – someone that was “discarded” but rose to the heights he did is a great testament to positive mindset alone! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love them all!! My favorite has got to be “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears”.

  4. I like # 4 best 🙂 Thanks for this on our Friday Keith !!

  5. I think my favorite would be is BE HUNGRY !!~ THANK YOU FOR SHARING !!!~~ ♥♥☺☺

  6. If we only know that we’re meant to win, we will always be reminded of this: “It’s Not over Till I Win”.

  7. “People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” This reminds me of really working with the right kind of people…thank you for sharing.

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

    KA BOOM!!!

  9. Love me some Les Brown!

    My Favorite Quote: ” Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

    Dr. Lisa

  10. Nothing better than to begin the day with inspirational quotes from Les Brown! Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  11. Love this post, Keith. I love Les Brown too and listen to his videos all the time. You gotta be hungry really makes you think about what you’re doing and if it’s enough to get what you really want.

  12. [ Smiles ] Thank you for sharing these quotations, Keith.

    Les Brown is a fascinating motivational speaker!

  13. Amazing! Wise words from a wise man. Thanks for sharing.

  14. If you do not program yourself, Life will program you…this spoke to me for sure. was just listening to a Denzel Washington Speech to a 2011 graduation class! He too shared some Les Brown Quotes. Powerful statements. He sure is one of my shining insprators too! Thanks for sharing some of his quotes Keith! 🙂
    ~Julie Syl

  15. Hey Keith,
    Love Les Brown! Thanks for sharing his awesome wisdom 🙂

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