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The Change–Your–Life Quote Book
by Allen Klein
Hardcover, 144 pages
Gramercy Books/Random House Value Publishing, Inc.


Book Summary:

Hundreds of quotations in groupings such as Keep it Light, Let 'er Rip, Never Give Up, Learn to Forgive, Take the First Step, and Win Some, Loss Some. Open to any page and find something heartwarming, useful, or just plain delightful to read or share with coworkers, family or friends.

A Note from the Author:

I have always admired Ritz Carlton hotels. Their service is impeccable. It wasn't until recently, however, that I found out why. Every employee carries a laminated card with the twenty "Ritz Carlton Basics" printed on it. Each day the manager urges the employees to emphasize one of them.

This book is like that card. It is filled with basic but profound thoughts which can change your life in the same way the Ritz Carlton Basics helps employee do a better job and provide superior customer service.

Each day you might want to select one quote, or more, from this book and focus on it, or them, to help you change and improve your life. You can carry the quote, or quotes, with you in your wallet or purse, post it on your refrigerator door, or keep it by your computer.

In addition to being an inspiration for yourself, the quotations in this book can also help motivate others. Use them in your newsletter, on your web site, or in your email.

However you choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, I know that they will change your life if you take them to heart. Kipling once said that words are "the most powerful drug used by mankind." May the words in this book be the prescription you have been looking for to change your life.

Table of Contents

  • Actions speak louder than words

  • Alter your attitude

  • Be grateful

  • Believe in miracles

  • Cultivate kindness & compassion

  • Dream the impossible dream

  • Embrace change

  • Enjoy today

  • Forget failure

  • Gather your courage

  • Grow old gracefully

  • Have hope

  • Help others

  • Keep it light

  • Know thyself

  • Learn to forgive

  • Let 'er rip

  • Life's journey

  • Never give up

  • Overcome obstacles

  • Right livelihood

  • Sweet smell of success

  • Take the first step

  • Win some, lose some


(from the Keep It Light chapter)

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf."

Rabindranath Tagore


"The one important thing I've learned over the years
is the difference between taking one's work seriously and one's self seriously. The first is imperative; the second is disastrous."

Dame Margot Fonteyn


"Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive."

Elbert Hubbard


"Sit loosely in the saddle of life."

Robert Louis Stevenson


"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand
that does not grasp."

John Berry


"Life begins as a quest of the child for the man
and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child

Laurens van der Post


"If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this."

Kitaro Nishida


"Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart."



"All animals except man know that
the principal business of life is to enjoy it."

Samuel Butler


"Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself,
for he shall never cease to be entertained."

John Powell


"I live by this credo: Have a little laugh and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough."

Red Skelton


"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

Margaret Lee Runbeck


"Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things."

Robert Louis Stevenson


As long as I have food and remote control, I'm happy.

Margie Klein
(author's mother)


2012 by Allen Klein. All Rights Reserved.