55 of the Most Inspirational Earl Nightingale Quotes

Earl Nightingale was an American author, motivational speaker, and radio personality. He dealt with the subject matter of character development and meaningful existence. He was frequently called “The Dean of Personal Development.”  He wrote a book called The Strangest Secret which was extremely popular and become known as one of the greatest motivational books of all time. His work has inspired many people to follow their dreams to success. Note: if you read through this entire post, there is a way to a free copy of his book!

Earl Nightingale Quotes

Here are 55 of Earl Nightingale’s most inspirational quotes.

  1. “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; It seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.”
  2. “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
  3. “Success is the progressive realization of A worthy ideal.”
  4. “Never give up on A dream just because of the time It will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
  5. “Learn to enjoy Every minute of your life. Be happy now.”
  6. “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is A mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”
  7. “You are now, and you do become, what you think about.”
  8. “Everything begins with an idea.”
  9. “The key that unlocks energy is ‘Desire’. It’s also the key to A long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.”
  10. “The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.”
  11. “Perseverance is another word for faith.”
  12. “Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.”
  13. “”We are at our very best, and we are happiest when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”
  14. “Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free; our mind, our soul, our body, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends. All these priceless possessions are free, But the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time.”
  15. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… It is conformity.”
  16. “You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own ‘acres of diamonds’.”
  17. “We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.”
  18. “We’ve got to put the fuel in before we can expect heat. Likewise, we’ve got to be of service first before we can expect money. Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service. Build. Work. Dream. Create. Do this and you’ll find that there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.”
  19. “To give oneself is the only way of becoming oneself.”
  20. “Each of us must live off the fruit of his thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow, next month and next year, you will mold your life and determine your future. You are guided by your mind.”
  21. “You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”
  22. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with A sense of gratitude.”
  23. “A person who does not read is no better than one cannot read.”
  24. “Men credited with all kinds of ability, talent, brains and know how, including the ability to see into the future, frequently have nothing more than the courage to keep everlastingly at what They set out to do. They have that one great quality that is worth more than all the rest put together. They simply will not give up! When A man makes up his mind to do something then it’s only A matter of time. Staying with time takes bulldog persistence. This seems to be the entrance examination to success – lasting success — of any kind!”
  25. “Even if our home burns down we can rebuild it. But the things that we got for nothing, we can never replace.”
  26. “A good deal of frustration and unhappiness could be avoided if people would just do what They know They should do.”
  27. “Successful people are not without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems.”
  28. “The more intensely we feel about an idea or A goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
  29. “Work never killed anyone. It’s worry that does the damage. And the worry would disappear if we’d just settle down and do the work.”
  30. “There is A time when one must decide either to risk everything to fulfill one’s dreams or sit for the rest of one’s life in the backyard.”
  31. “But most people live a life of quiet mediocrity and never achieve the success They truly desire because They get impatient. They want easy success or none at all. They see the path to success as A frustration, an impediment. Each day spent short of the ultimate goal is viewed as A time of failure and as an annoyance. As such, They get distracted by hundreds of little things that each day try to get us off our course. Yet the successful among us know the truth:”
  32. “Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be A bore. A man should live fully, be alive. He should be glad to get out of bed in the morning. He should be doing A job that he likes to do because he does It well. “
  33. “If your opportunity comes and you are not prepared for it, It will only make you look foolish.”
  34. “It is not what happens to you in life that makes the difference. It is How you react to each circumstance you encounter that determines the result. Every human being in the same situation has the possibilities of choosing How he will react – either positively or negatively.”
  35. “A success is anyone who is doing deliberately A worthy predetermined job, because that’s what he decided to do … deliberately.”
  36. “When A man is pushed, tormented, defeated … he has A chance to learn something.”
  37. “We will receive not what we idly wish for But what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.”
  38. “Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.”
  39. “We come to A rather strange fact. We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can achieve, and yet, for an equally strange reason, we think others can do things that we cannot. I want you to know that that is not true. You do have deep reservoirs of talent and ability within you and you can have the things you want.”
  40. “We live by faith or we do not live at all. Either we venture or we vegetate. If we venture, we do so by faith, simply because we cannot know the end of anything at its beginning. We risk marriage on faith or we stay single. We prepare for A profession by faith or we give up before we start. By faith, we move mountains of opposition or we’re stopped by molehills.”
  41. “A success is the school teacher who is teaching because that’s what she wants to do.”
  42. “All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.”
  43. Do each day all that can be done that day. You don’t need to overwork or to rush blindly into your work trying to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time.”
  44. “Creativity is A natural extension of our enthusiasm.”
  45. “Everything comes if A man would only wait. I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that A human being with A settled purpose, must accomplish It and that nothing can resist A will that will stake even existence for its fulfillment.”
  46. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
  47. “Start your day with A healthy laughter.”
  48. “There is no success without suffering. I think that the word ‘suffering’ was meant to mean tremendous effort and direction.”
  49. “What the mind can conceive and believe, It can achieve.”
  50. Nothing great was ever accomplished without inspiration.”
  51. “You know why people don’t automatically turn their own vast mental resources on when faced with A problem? It’s because They never learned How to think. Most people will go to any length to avoid thinking when they’re faced with A problem. They will ask advice from the most illogical people, usually people who don’t know any more than They do: next-door neighbors, members of their families, and friends stuck in the same mental traps that They are. Very few of them use the muscles of their mind to solve their problems.”
  52. “It is in the expectations of happiness that much of happiness is found. And It takes courage to expect happiness.”
  53. “Get into A line that you will find to be A deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours A day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.”
  54. “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”
  55. “Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that They are in complete and unanimous agreement. We become what we think about.”
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We Hope these Quotes from Earl Nightingale Motivate and Inspire You this Week!

Earl Nightingale allows people the opportunity and the encouragement to follow their dreams. We can all use these inspirational quotes to help us remember that which is most important in life.


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