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W. Clement Stone Quotes

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W. Clement Stone quotes: here’s some advice from the late businessman and self-help author, William Clement Stone.

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand.  It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”

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

“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.”

“Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.”

“Never underestimate the repellent power of a negative mental attitude.  It can prevent life’s lucky breaks from benefiting you.”

“You always do what you want to do.  This is true with every act.  You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice.  Only you have the power to choose for yourself.”

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

“You can develop a burning desire to succeed.  How?  Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want.”

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

“To be happy, make other people happy.”

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.  The little difference is attitude.  The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

“Effort and work can become fun when you establish specific desirable goals.”

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

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

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

“Little hinges swing big doors.”

“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.”

“Events tend to recur in cycles.”

“All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual.  The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal, or desire is.  If you’re not clear about this, then write it down, and rewrite it until the words express precisely what you are after.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Have the courage to face the truth.”

“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.”

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

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

“Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.  Do the right thing because it is right.  These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.”

“Instead of believing the world is plotting to do you harm, choose to believe the world is plotting to do you good.  Instead of seeing every difficult and challenging event as a negative, see it for what it could be: something that is meant to enrich you, empower you, or advance your causes.”

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

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try, and keep trying, for there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful.  By all means, try!  Do it now!”

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

“When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven’t developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don’t know how to get rid of it effectively.”

“You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”

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

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

“When our attitude towards ourselves is big, and our attitude toward others is generous and merciful, we attract big and generous portions of success.”

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

“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.”

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

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

“So you’ve got a problem?  That’s good!  Why?  Because repeated victories over your problems are the rungs on your ladder of success.  With each victory, you grow in wisdom, stature, and experience.  You become a better, bigger, more successful person each time you meet a problem and tackle and conquer it with a positive mental attitude.”

“To become an expert achiever in any human activity, it takes practice, practice, practice.”

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

For more personal development quotes, see Earl Nightingale’s.

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