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Quotes by Earl Nightingale

Collection of Quotes by Earl Nightingale

“Don’t talk about your health unless it’s good.”

“Visualization is the human being’s vehicle to the future – good, bad, or indifferent. It’s strictly in our control.”

“You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.”

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”

“We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.”

“Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.”

“Whenever we’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.”

“Start your day with a healthy laughter.”

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.”

“The big thing is that you know what you want.”

“We are all creatures of habit. We can do most things without even thinking about them; our bodies take charge and do them for us.”

“Most people think they want more money than they really do, and they settle for a lot less than they could get.”

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere till you change it.”

“The person with just one good idea is a thousand times better off than the person with no good ideas.”

“You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”

“Don’t take the attitude of waiting for people to be nice to you – be nice to them. Don’t sit in front of a cold stove waiting for the heat. Put in the fuel. Act first.”

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.”

“Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.”

“Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.”

“Perseverance is another word for faith.”

“Most people tiptoe their way through life, hoping they make it safely to death.”

“The picture you have of yourself, your self-esteem, will have a profound effect on the way you see the world and the way your world sees you.”

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.”

“Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.”

“Never compete, create.”

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”

“To become successful and outstanding at something, we don’t have to come up with something new; we need only find ways of doing it better.”

“Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.”

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

“Security isn’t what the wise person looks for – it’s opportunity.”

“Everything you and I will ever have will come to us as the result of the way we use our minds, the one thing we possess that makes us different from all other creatures.”

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

“Preparation for life is so important. Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Opportunity is all around us. Are you prepared?”

“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

“If you’ll begin to develop and maintain an attitude that says yes to life and the world, you’ll be astonished at the changes you’ll see.”

“Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.”

“The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”

“You can’t get rich unless you enrich.”

“We will not receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.”

“Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.”

“A person who does not read is no better than one cannot read.”

“There is no success without suffering. I think that the word ‘suffering’ was meant to mean tremendous effort and direction.”

“Watch what everyone else does – do the opposite. The majority is always wrong.”

“Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.”

“One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”

“Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts.”

“Achievement requires more than a vision – it takes courage, resolve and tenacity. All you have got to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily toward your goal, and it will become a reality.”

“The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.”

“Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.”

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