The 73 Best Earl Nightingale Quotes To Inspire You

Earl Nightingale Quotes

Earl Nightingale was one of the forefathers of the self-help movement. One of his audio recordings of a motivational speech became one of the first of its kind for the self-development industry. 

He was a successful author and was the most listened-to man in the history of the broadcasting industry with his radio shows. He liked to spread his wisdom wherever he went.  

I really enjoy many of his quotes and they have provided me with inspiration and insight in times of need so I wanted to share my favorite Earl Nightingale quotes below. 

Earl Nightingale Quotes

  1. “People who have goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple.” 
  2. “Destructive emotions, such as anger, hatred, and jealousy don’t hurt others; they hurt you. They can make your life miserable. They can make you sick. Forgive everyone who ever hurt you—really forgive them—and then forgive yourself. That’s all past.” 
  3. “You are now, and you do become, what you think about.” 
  4. “If the grass is greener on the other side it’s probably getting better care.” 
  5. “Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.” 
  6. “Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity, and opportunity is there all the time.” 
  7. “Others treat us as we treat them. They react to us. They only give us back a reflection of our own attitude.” 
  8. “Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service.” 
  9. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.” 
  10. “A good deal of frustration and unhappiness could be avoided if people would just do what they know they should do.” 
  11. “Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts” 
  12. “Each of us creates his or her own life largely by our attitude.” 
  13. “The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. It’s the person who says, “I’m going to become this and then progressively works toward that goal.” 
  14. “No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.” 
  15. “You can control your attitude. Set it each morning.” 
  16. “Successful people are not without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems.” 
  17. “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.” 
  18. “Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service … build … work … dream … create! Do this and you’ll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.” 
  19. “It is our attitude toward life that determines life’s attitude toward us. We get back what we put out.” 
  20. “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.” 
  21. “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.” 
  22. “Most people begin their day in neutral. They will simply react to whatever confronts them.” 
  23. “You are what you think about.” 
  24. “Gratitude and expectancy are the best attitude.” 
  25. “Even if our home burns down we can rebuild it. But the things that we got for nothing, we can never replace.” 
  26. “. . . Our outlook on life is a kind of paint brush and with it we paint our world. It can be bright and filled with hope and satisfaction or it can be dark and gloomy. The world we experience is a reflection of our attitude.” 
  27. “A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a worthy predetermined job, because that’s what he decided to do … deliberately.” 
  28. “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.” 
  29.  “Don’t take the attitude of waiting for people to be nice to you – be nice to them.” 
  30. “Be positive, cheerful, grateful and expectant.” 
  31. “Think about your goal in a relaxed, positive way. Picture yourself in your mind’s eye as having already achieved this goal. See your self doing the things you will be doing when you have reached your goal.” 
  32. “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.” 
  33. “Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.” 
  34. “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.” 
  35.  “Don’t wait for change. You change.” 
  36. “I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” 
  37. “Develop and project an attitude that says ‘yes’ to life.” 
  38. “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 
  39. “You must radiate success before it’ll come to you.” 
  40. “When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated … he has a chance to learn something.” 
  41. “Treat every person as the most important person on earth. To them, they are the most important person.” 
  42. “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” 
  43. “People don’t have great attitudes because of great success, they have great success largely because of great attitudes.” 
  44. “Don’t catch the bad and infectious attitudes of others.” 
  45.  “Before you can achieve the kind of life you want you must think, act, talk, and conduct yourself in all of your affairs as would the person you wish to become.” 
  46.  “Ask yourself every morning, ‘how can I increase my service today?’” 
  47.  “Goals reflect your choice of destination.” 
  48. “Most people don’t know what they want. Do you?” 
  49.  “Set worthy goals. Don’t drift along as a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.” 
  50.  “Success is not a destination but a journey. Anyone who is on course toward a worthy goal is successful. Success does not lie in the achievement of a goal but in its pursuit. Success is a journey!” 
  51. “One thing a goal must do is fill us with positive emotion when we think about it. The more intensely we feel about a goal the more progressively we’ll move toward it.” 
  52. “Control your thoughts. Decide about that which you will think and concentrate upon. You are in charge of your life to the degree you take charge of your thoughts.” 
  53. “Spend one hour every day thinking about your goal and how to get there.” 
  54. “Don’t waste time thinking about needless things.” 
  55.  “Whatever it is you seek in the form of rewards, you must first earn in the form of service. Each of us serves a portion of humanity, all those with whom you come in contact.” 
  56.  “Every-time we use a product or service, someone is serving us.” 
  57. “Think not about future rewards but about present service.” 
  58.  “Find what you can do best that renders service to others and do it with all your might.” 
  59. “Make the best use of what you have and what you are in the time you’ve been granted.” 
  60. “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.” 
  61. “Put in motion the right cause and the right effect will take care of itself.” 
  62. “Life can only return to you that which you sow. What do you have to sow? You have great wealth; you can think, 
  63. you have talent, and you have time.” 
  64. “Money is the harvest of our production and service. We in turn use it to obtain the production and service of others.” 
  65. “Money is an effect. It is the result of a cause, and the cause is valuable service.” 
  66. “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.” 
  67. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” 
  68. “Failures . . . believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.” 
  69.  “Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take — it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there.” 
  70.  “The human mind is much like a farmer’s land. The land gives the farmer a choice. He may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care what is planted. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision. The mind, like the land, will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant.” 
  71. “Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free — our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends and country. All these priceless possessions are free.” 
  72. “Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success — and success is in direct proportion to our service.” 
  73. “Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.” 

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