Grenville Kleiser quotes

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Opportunity #World

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Adversity #May #Littles

  • Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Stress #Thinking #Share

  • 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
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Love #Family #Happiness

  • To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Problem #Solutions

  • 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

    #Inspiring #Depression #Funny Inspirational

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Time #Mean #Thinking

  • By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Character #Greatness #Self

  • Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Effort #Mind #Tone

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Gratitude #Opportunity #Doors

  • The habit of being uniformly considerate towards others will bring increased happiness to you.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Happiness #Happy #Charity

  • The good thoughts you send out to others will return to you multiplied.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Return #Good Thoughts

  • Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Motivational #Deeds #Today

  • Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view. Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Views #Goal #Achievement

  • The world needs all the help you can give by way of cheerful, optimistic, inspiring thought and personal example.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Motivational #Optimistic #Giving

  • There is honor in labor. Work is the medicine of the soul. It is more: it is your very life, without which you would amount to little.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Medicine #Soul

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Thankful #Grateful #Character

  • Your life is like a book. The title page is your name, the preface your introductions to the world. The pages are a daily record of your efforts, trials, pleasures, discouragements, and achievements. Day by day your thoughts and acts are being inscribed in your book of life. Hour by hour, the record is being made that must stand for all time. Once the word 'finish' must be written, let it then be said of your book that it is a record of noble purpose, generous service, and work well-done.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Motivational #Book #Names

  • Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Learning #Thinking #Way

  • When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you the determination to work for the desired object.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Determination #Feelings #Desire

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Time #Done #Today

  • Just as you are unconsciously influenced by outside advertisement, announcement, and appeal, so you can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. The first thing each morning, and the last thing each night, suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. Address such suggestions to yourself, silently or aloud, until they are deeply impressed upon your mind.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Morning #Character

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Happiness #Kindness #Practice

  • When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you the determination to work for the desired object. When you have a distinct purpose in view, your work becomes of absorbing interest. You bend your best powers to it; you give it concentrated attention; you think of little else than the realization of this purpose; your will is stimulated into unusual activity, and as a consequence you do your work with an increasing sense of power.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Perseverance #Determination #Thinking

  • Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Judgement #Judgment #Trustworthy

  • Vigilantly guard your mind against erroneous and destructive thought as you would guard your house against burglars and assassins.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #House #Mind #Assassins

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Answers #Problem #Found

  • A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Regret #Differences

  • Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Inspirational #Doors #Today

  • Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Inspirational #Today #Achieve

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Work #Knowing #Tasks

  • This is the time to speak the word of appreciation.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Appreciation #Speak

  • Most men have worried about things which never happened, and more men have been killed by worry than by hard work.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Hard Work #Men #Worry

  • You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body - by judicious, daily exercise.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Exercise #Judgement #Body

  • New habits make new horizons. Silently and imperceptibly you are forming habits which will ultimately determine the degree of your happiness and success. Closely guard the quality of your thoughts, that they may lead to right habits and thence to right living. Recognize and use such supreme qualities as courage, faith, humility, loyalty, temperance, and integrity.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Loyalty #Integrity #Humility

  • Down deep in every soul has a hidden longing, impulse, and ambition to do something fine and enduring...If you are willing, great things are possible to you.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Ambition #Soul #Longing

  • Life does not stand still. Where there is no progress, there is disintegration.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Progress #Doe

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Mind #May

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Art #Truth #Ignorance

  • It is by translating your fine sense of aspiration into actual lofty deeds that you grow toward your ideal. Link your lofty thoughts to earnest, active effort, and good results will inevitably follow. 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Effort #Done #Links

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Ideas

  • The way to health, harmony, and happiness is primarily mental.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Happiness #Way #Harmony

  • You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Integrity #Men #World

  • Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Bitter #Defeat

  • Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Thinking #Silence #Meditation

  • Cheerfulness has a directly beneficial influence upon health.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Attitude #Influence #Cheerfulness

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Attitude #People #Feelings

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Lying #Years #Experience

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Inspirational #Self #Despair

  • You need have no dull hours if you are a sincere lover of books.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Book #Reading #Needs

  • Books are ever available friends, ready to serve you at will.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Book #Reading #Ready

  • You were intended not only to work, but to rest, laugh, play, and have proper leisure and enjoyment. To develop an all-around personality you must have interest outside of your regular vocation that will serve to balance your business responsibilities.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Responsibility #Play #Laughing

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Heart #Long #Mind

  • . . . 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Bravery #World #Faces

  • 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.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Clever #People #Culture

  • A. T. Stewart started life with a dollar and fifty cents. This merchant prince began by calling at the doors of houses in order to sell needles, thread and buttons. He soon found the people did not want them, and his small stock was thrown back on his hands. Then he said wisely, "I'll not buy any more of these goods, but I'll go and ask people what they do want." Thereafter he studied the needs and desires of people, found out just what they most wanted, endeavored to meet those wants, and became the greatest business man of his time.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Men #Doors #Hands

  • Thought rules mankind.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Mankind

  • The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Character #Quality #Determine

  • Study words so that you can use them significantly, effectively, worthily.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Use #Study

  • Your mind grows through use.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Goal #Mind #Use

  • The principal object of your reading should be for the acquisition of useful knowledge , and the strengthening, refining, and ennobling of your character.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Book #Reading #Character

  • A word to the wise isn't as good as a word from the wise.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Wise #Wisdom #Wise Words

  • By the time you learn the rules of life, you're too old to play the game.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Life #Games #Play

  • Better untaught than ill-taught.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Education #Taught #Ill

  • Church members are either pillars or caterpillars. The pillars hold up the church, and the caterpillars just crawl in and out.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Church #Pillars #Caterpillars

  • Actions are destiny's pen.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Destiny #Action #Pens

  • To get the most out of your life, plant in your mind seeds of constructive power that will yield fruitful results.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Yield #Mind #Plant

  • A woman's heart is much like the moon, always changing but always has a man in it.
    -- Grenville Kleiser

    #Women #Heart #Moon