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W. Clement Stone Quotes

(1902), American Businessman, Author

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.

Category: Action

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

Category: Action

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

Category: Action

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

Category: Ask

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

Category: Attitude

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

Category: Choice

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 eliminate them effectively.

Category: Control

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

Category: Control

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

Category: Cooperation

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.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Courage

Events tend to recur in cycles...

Category: Cycles

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back?

Category: Environment

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

Category: Freedom

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.

Category: Goals