W. Clement Stone was a highly successful businessman, philanthropist, and a thought leader within the self-help community. He was also an ardent optimist who made many millions through his insurance businesses, books, publishing ventures, and his co-founding of Success Magazine. That said, we’ve decided to round up some his most insightful and inspiring words of words via this collection of W. Clement Stone quotes.

“You Are A Product Of Your Environment.”

– W. Clement Stone –

Our hope, is that you’ll be able to walk away from this page with a more positive outlook on what is possible for you, and perhaps even a rekindled interest to learn more about W. Clement Stone and his inspiring philosophy of achievement. So, if you’re ready for some wise words, let’s dive into these powerful quotes by W. Clement Stone.


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1. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – W. Clement Stone

2. “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

3. “One way to make a fortune, is to sell a necessity that is low on cost and repeats. Fortune is made in the repeat business.” – W. Clement Stone

4. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

5. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

6. “So many fail because they don’t get started — they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” – W. Clement Stone

7. “Ignorance is the result of inertia.” – W. Clement Stone

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

9. “The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone

10. “Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.” – W. Clement Stone

11. “You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have!” – W. Clement Stone

12. “If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you are right now.” – W. Clement Stone

13. “To be energetic, act energetic.” – W. Clement Stone

14. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone

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

16. “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

17. “All I want to do is change the world.” – W. Clement Stone

18. “When you discover your mission… it will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” – W. Clement Stone

19. “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.” – W. Clement Stone

20. “If you know what you want, you can find a way to get it.” – W. Clement Stone

21. “A willingness to learn can’t turn temporary failure into success in the long run.” – W. Clement Stone

22. “Success can be reduced to a formula. And failure can be reduced to a formula, too. Apply the one and avoid the other. Think for yourself.”

23. “Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.” – W. Clement Stone

24. “Keep your mind on your objective, and persist until you succeed. Study, think, and plan.” – W. Clement Stone

25. “Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying.” – W. Clement Stone

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26. “Intelligence depends on knowledge, but it is using knowledge rather than merely having it.” – W. Clement Stone

27. “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.”

28. “A part of all you earn is yours to keep, and if you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.” – W. Clement Stone

29. “Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.” – W. Clement Stone

30. “You are what you think.” – W. Clement Stone

31. “You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.” – W. Clement Stone

32. “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

33. “Prayer is a man’s greatest power!” – W. Clement Stone

34. “Give hope (the magic ingredient for success) — you will have hope and be made hopeful.” – W. Clement Stone

35. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone


Great job making to the end of these W. Clement Stone quotes. We hope they provided you with much inspiration and insight related to how you can go about finding more success in your life.

If you’ve yet to read any of W. Clement Stone’s books, we highly recommend you start with his hit book, ‘Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude’. It’s a phenomenal book that should be in every success seeker’s library.

Till you reach your aims,


PS – If you enjoyed these W. Clement Stone Quotes then you’ll likely enjoy reading these Napoleon Hill Quotes from Think and Grow Rich, or even these inspiring success-related Og Mandino Quotes.

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