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40 Top-Notch W. Clement Stone Quotes

W. Clement Stone was an American businessman, philanthropist, and self help book author. Known for some of his best selling books such as, ‘Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude’ and ‘The Success System that Never Fails,’ Stone’s teachings were a marvel to many. Starting from selling papers on the street corner to earning millions, Stone attributed his success to those outlined in his own self help book. Here is a look at some of the most notable W. Clement Stone quotes ever documented.

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

“All I want to do is change the world.”

“All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual.”

“Are the things around you helping you toward success, or are they holding you back?”

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

“Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.”

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”

“Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed.”

“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

“Have the courage to face the truth.”

“I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.”

“If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask!”

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”

“If you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.”

“If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.”

“It is interesting to note that life never leaves us stranded. If life hands us a problem, it hands us also the abilities with which to meet the problem.”

“Keep your mind on your objective, and persist until you succeed. Study, think, and plan.”

“Little hinges swing big doors.”

“No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”

“Prayer is mans greatest power!”

“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.”

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”

“Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.”

“So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.”

“Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.”

“The choice is yours. You hold the tiller. You can steer the course you choose in the direction of where you want to be – today, tomorrow, or in a distant time to come.”

“The reason so few people are successful is no one has yet found a way for someone to sit down and slide uphill.”

“There’s a great joy in my giving. It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating. It’s important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.”

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

“To be happy, make other people happy.”

“To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.”

“To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don’t need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.”

“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.”

“Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

“When life hands you a lemon, squeeze it and make lemonade.”

“When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.”

“When you know principles that can motivate you, you will then know principles that can motivate others.”

“You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”

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