“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
– Les Brown
This quote is featured prominently on the wall of the playroom at the Historic Huntsville Depot. I liked it so much I came home and looked it up online. Here are two more wonderful quotes that I found on Goodreads (there are many more).
“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
Brief Biography of Les Brown from Goodreads
Les Brown is a top Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach, and Best-Selling Author, loving father and grandfather, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives.
Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness, providing them with the motivation to take the next step toward living their dream. Les Brown’s charisma, warmth and sense of humor have impacted many lives.
Les Brown’s life itself is a true testament to the power of positive thinking and the infinite human potential. Leslie C. Brown was born on February 17, 1945, in an abandoned building on a floor in Liberty City, a low-income section of Miami, Florida, and adopted at six weeks of age by Mrs. Mamie Brown, a 38 year old single woman, cafeteria cook and domestic worker, who had very little education or financial means, but a very big heart and the desire to care for Les Brown and his twin brother, Wesley Brown. Les Brown calls himself “Mrs. Mamie Brown’s Baby Boy” and claims “All that I am and all that I ever hoped to be, I owe to my mother”.
Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew. Image copyright Les Brown.
Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew