Earl Nightingale was an American speaker and author who specialized in the subjects of motivation, character development, and meaningful existence.
He was most well known for his radio commentary show, “Our CHanging World,” and is considered to be one of the most influential personal development speakers of our time.
He was also the co-founder of Nightingale Conant Corp, a motivational audio tape company.
Known to many as the ‘Dean of Personal Development,’ Nightingale words contain a lot of life lessons and motivation.
I hope that this collection of quotes helps inspire you to pursue your dreams, and start living life on your own terms.
Earl Nightingale Quotes About Success
“We must be the epitome, the embodiment of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.”
“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.”
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
“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.”
Earl Nightingale Quotes About Happiness
“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.”
“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.”
“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.“
“Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.”
“Happiness comes to those who are moving toward something they want very much to happen. And it almost always involves making someone else happy.”
Earl Nightingale Quotes About Courage
“All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
“Courage changes things for the better…[With courage you can] stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.”
“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.”
“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.”