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The 10 Best Spencer Johnson Books (& Quotes)

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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Who Was Spencer Johnson?

Dr. Patrick Spencer Johnson (November 24, 1938 – July 3, 2017) was an American physician and author, known for the ValueTales series of children’s books, and for his 1998 self-help book Who Moved My Cheese? which recurred on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Hardcover nonfiction list. Johnson was chairman of Spencer Johnson Partners.

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The 10 Best Spencer Johnson Books of All Time

Why these best Spencer Johnson books and not others? The best Spencer Johnson books below are the top picks from my long list of all Spencer Johnson’s books, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, number of Goodreads reviews and publication date. The aim is to surface what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s proven timelessly relevant.

Here are the 10 best Spencer Johnson books of all time:

Best Spencer Johnson Books: Out of the Maze
1. Out of the MazeSpencer Johnson
An A-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck
Published 2018 // 96 pages // Rated 4.1 over 2,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: Peaks and Valleys
2. Peaks and ValleysSpencer Johnson
Making Good And Bad Times Work For You–At Work And In Life
Published 2009 // 112 pages // Rated 4.0 over 3,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens
3. Who Moved My Cheese? For TeensSpencer Johnson
Published 2002 // 96 pages // Rated 4.0 over 3,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: The Present
4. The PresentSpencer Johnson
The Secret to Enjoying Your Work and Life, Now!
Published 1981 // 112 pages // Rated 3.9 over 9,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: Who Moved My Cheese?
5. Who Moved My Cheese?Spencer Johnson (FREE Summary)
A short, light-hearted parable about the different ways we respond to life’s changes and how doing so skillfully can help us find more success and happines in our lives – by best-selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson.
Published 1998 // 96 pages // Rated 3.8 over 405,300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: The Value of Believing in Yourself
6. The Value of Believing in YourselfSpencer Johnson
The Story of Louis Pasteur
Published 1975 // 61 pages // Rated 4.3 over 500 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids
7. Who Moved My Cheese? For KidsSpencer Johnson
Published 2003 // 64 pages // Rated 4.0 over 600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: One Minute For Yourself
8. One Minute For YourselfSpencer Johnson
Published 2005 // 112 pages // Rated 3.9 over 700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: Yes or No
9. Yes or NoSpencer Johnson
The Guide to Better Decisions
Published 1993 // 112 pages // Rated 3.8 over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Spencer Johnson Books: The One Minute Sales Person
10. The One Minute Sales PersonSpencer Johnson
The Quickest Way to Sell People on Yourself, Your Services, Products, or Ideas–at Work and in Life
Published 1984 // 112 pages // Rated 3.8 over 1,600 reviews on Goodreads
 
 

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Spencer Johnson Quotes

“Having Cheese Makes You Happy”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The more important your cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“If you do not change, you can become extinct.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Smell the cheese often so you know when it’s getting old.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you stop being afraid, you feel good!”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Imagining yourself enjoying your new cheese leads you to it.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“It is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheeseless situation.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you change what you believe, you change what you do.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly – then you can let go and quickly move on.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Move with the cheese and enjoy it!”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Change, Life, Productivity, Mindset

“A change imposed is a change opposed.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
 
Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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