A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners. Lord Chesterfield
The secret of many a man's success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them. J. G. Holland
To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another's grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own. Thomas Edwards
Hear the meaning within the word.
Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. Burmese Proverb
Kind words are the music of the world.
F. W. Faber
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates. Denis Diderot
Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence. George Washington
Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
Success in life, in anything,
depends upon the number of persons
that one can make himself agreeable to.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. Jean Paul Richter
Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others. J. Petit Senn
The more you say, the less people remember.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
The soul of conversation is sympathy.
It is always good to know, if only in passing, charming human beings. It refreshes one like flowers and woods and clear brooks. George Eliot
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing
Learn to regard the souls around you as parts of some grand instrument. It is for each of us to know the keys and stops, that we may draw forth the harmonies that He sleeping in the silent octaves. Anonymous
If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it. Epictetus
In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself"; it is better to say, "Know others." Menander
The less people speak of their greatness,
the more we think of it.
He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers and ceases when he has no more to say is in possession of some of the best requisites of man. Johann Casper Lavater
Men are more mindful of wrongs than of benefits.
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. John Tillotson
It requires less character to discover the faults of others than is does to tolerate them. J. Petit Senn
Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults. Chinese Proverb
| |The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates |
The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. Robert Cushing
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man. Cicero
The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do. Menander
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small,
Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
Men soon the faults of others learn
A few their virtues, too, find out;
But is there one—I have a doubt—
Who can his own defects discern?
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Abd-el-Kadar
If we do not plant knowledge...