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George Matthew Adams Quotes


A newspaper columnist and head and founder of the George Matthew Adams Newspaper Syndicate Service.
(1878 - 1962)

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation, which in itself banishes fatigue, is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
 

As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day. We can always square away for a fresh start, no matter what the past has been.
[Mornings]
 

Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.
[One Day]
 

Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! You can select them at random, write to one, dine with one, visit one, or take your problems to one. There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time.
[Friendship]
 

He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day ... needs to reorganize his life.
[One Day]
 

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
[Applause]
 

If we had no regard for others' feelings or fortune, we would grow cold and indifferent to life itself.
[Helping Other People]
 

If we would keep filling our minds with the picture of happy things ahead, many worries and anxieties, and perhaps ill health, would naturally melt away.... Always expect the best. Then if you have to hurdle a few tough problems, you will have generated the strength and courage to do so.
[Worry]
 

In this life we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice.
[Goals]
 

The organized person ... makes the most of his time and goes to his bed for the night perfectly relaxed for rest and renewal.
[One Day]
 

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
 

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others.
 

We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can!
[Enthusiasm]
 

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
 

What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.
[Positive]