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William Clement Stone
Born (1902-05-04)May 4, 1902
Chicago, Illinois
Died September 3, 2002(2002-09-03) (aged 100)
Evanston, Illinois

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
W. Clement Stone
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone
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?
W. Clement Stone
Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
W. Clement Stone
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
Events tend to recur in cycles.
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.
W. Clement Stone
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
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.
W. Clement Stone
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.
W. Clement Stone
 Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
Prayer is man's greatest power!
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
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.
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All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
W. Clement Stone
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
W. Clement Stone
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
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.
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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.
W. Clement Stone
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
W. Clement Stone
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
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.
W. Clement Stone
Big doors swing on little hinges.
All I want to do is change the world.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
To be happy, make other people happy.
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.
W. Clement Stone
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
We have a problem. ‘Congratulations.’ But it’s a tough problem. ‘Then double congratulations.’
W. Clement Stone
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.