Top 10 Jim Rohn Quotes

Jim Rohn(September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was one of the most influential motivational speakers of our time. He also authored many books on self-development, including The Philosophy for Successful Living and Twelve Pillars to name a few. 

Here are Jim Rohn’s top ten most inspirational quotes:


You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

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Either you run the day or the day runs you.

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The bigger the ‘why’, the easier the ‘how’.

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

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Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

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Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

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If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. 

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Never wish life were easier, wish that you were better.

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Thank you Jim Rohn!

Interesting Jim Rohn Facts:

  • His net worth exceeded half a billion US dollars.
  • Before becoming a motivational speaker, he worked for Sears as a human resource manager, and as a distributor for a direct selling company.
  • He was a mentor to such people as Tony Robbins(a famous motivational speaker), Jack Canfield(co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series), and Mark R. Hughes(the founder of Herbalife).

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