Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.— Grenville Kleiser
The most useful Grenville Kleiser quotes that will inspire your inner self
Life is so great in its opportunities and possibilities, that you should rise confidently above the inevitable trifles incident to daily contact with the world. Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient. . . . Ignore the inconsequential.
It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little;
a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.
The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring to you increased happiness.
The good thoughts you send out to others will return to you multiplied.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve
. . . idealism is one of the greatest forces in the world. It makes seeming impossibilities possible and succeeds where prudence fails. But unless the idealist is brave and has the courage to face the truth, his idealism creates nothing.
Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present.
Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view.
Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living.
Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced ...the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose.
To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not.
You grow your best thoughts in silence, solitude, and meditation.
When you relax and think deeply, you are giving your inmost powers their best opportunity to disclose themselves.
Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character-builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worth while.
Discreetly keep most of your radical opinions to yourself.
When with people be a listener a large part of the time. Be considerate in every word and act, and resist the tendency to say clever things. The best evidence of your culture is the tone and temper of your conversation.
Death is God's way of telling you not to be such a wise guy.
You can develop good judgment as you do the muscles of the body — by judicious, daily exercise.
Let your desire for truth transcend all minor considerations.
Ignorance is invariably confident. The man of knowledge learns to realize his own needs. Be honest and severe in your self-appraisal. Learn the art of learning, and you are well on the way to achievement. True greatness is reflective, not assertive.
People around you are quick to read your attitude of thought toward them.
Inner thoughts and feelings are communicated in ways other than by the spoken word.
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing you have long postponed.
The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you. As you put into practice the qualities of patience, punctuality, sincerity and solicitude, you will have a better opinion of the world about you.
By the time you learn the rules of life, you're too old to play the game.
A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.
The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character.
Be an earnest student of yourself. Study your leading desires and tendencies.
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of some less fortunate fellow traveler. Today you can make your life . . . significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with it as you will.
You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity.
Vigilantly guard your mind against erroneous and destructive thought as you would guard your house against burglars and assassins.
To get the most out of your life, plant in your mind seeds of constructive power that will yield fruitful results.
Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.
Church members are either pillars or caterpillars.
The pillars hold up the church, and the caterpillars just crawl in and out.
Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it
The great things you intend to do some time must have a beginning if they are ever to be done, so begin something worthwhile today.
Life does not stand still. Where there is no progress, there is disintegration.
Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind.
. . . Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient. . . . Ignore the inconsequential!
Tact, the kind of tact you should cultivate, is not a form of deception or make-believe, but a cultivated taste which gives fine perception in seeing and doing what is best under all circumstances. There is nothing which will so readily bring you into favor, or disarm an opponent, as the right use of tact.
It is possible to make each year bring with it a lasting gift to add to the fullness of experience, to be treasured up, savored, and remembered. They need not be startling, these gifts of the years; they may be things that lie within the reach of all.
The most successful men have used seeming failures as stepping stones to better things.
To every problem there is already a solution, whether you know it or not.
To every sum in there is already a correct answer, whether the mathematician has found it or not.
The way to health, harmony, and happiness is primarily mental.
Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work.
A rumor is like a check--never endorse it till you're sure it's genuine.
Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind.
The little pin-pricks of daily life when dwelt upon and magnified, may do great damage, but if ignored or dismissed from thought, will disappear from inanition.
People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Cultivate the giving habit as you do the saving habit.
Books are ever available friends, ready to serve you at will.
Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking.