Quotes by Earl Nightingale


Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
– Earl Nightingale
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
– Earl Nightingale
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life - or am I mass-motivated?
– Earl Nightingale
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
– Earl Nightingale
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
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. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
– Earl Nightingale
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not.
– Earl Nightingale
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
– Earl Nightingale
The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
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.
– Earl Nightingale
Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
– Earl Nightingale
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
– Earl Nightingale
You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.
– Earl Nightingale