27 Captivating Grenville Kleiser Quotes

Grenville Kleiser was a North American author best known for his long listing of inspirational books and guides focused on personal development. From the books, “Talks on Talking” to “Successful Methods of Public Speaking,” Kleiser was best known for his writings with “Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases.” Here is a look at some of the most notable Grenville Kleiser quotes ever recorded.

“A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.”

“A woman’s heart is much like the moon, always changing but always has a man in it.”

“Ambition to do something fine and enduring…If you are willing.”

“Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve.”

“Cheerfulness has a directly beneficial influence upon health.”

“Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind. . . . Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient. . . . Ignore the inconsequential!”


“Down deep in every soul has a hidden longing, impulse, and”

“Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.”

“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.”

“Great things are possible to you.”

“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.”

“Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view. Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.”

“Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it.”

“New habits make new horizons. Silently and imperceptibly you are forming habits which will ultimately determine the degree of your happiness and success.”

“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.”

“Study words so that you can use them significantly, effectively, worthily.”

“The good thoughts you send out to others will return to you multiplied.”

“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.”

“The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character.”

“The world needs all the help you can give by way of cheerful, optimistic, inspiring thought and personal example.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise.”

Here is a look at one part of the reading of Grenville Kleiser’s “Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases.”

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