must look into other people as well as at them.
man's own good breeding is the best security against
other people's ill manners.
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
is a grace of kind listening, as well as a grace of
Frederick William Faber
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.
the meaning within the word.
good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness — these
by the chief sage have been declared the elements of
words are the music of the world.
F. W. Faber
is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures,
costs nothing, and conveys much.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is al that is necessary.
you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues
of our associates.
with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith
courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your
to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
have made it a rule never to be with a person ten minutes
to make him happier.
in life, in anything,
depends upon the number of persons
that one can make himself agreeable to.
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
us believe neither half of the good people tell us of
ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others.
J. Petit Senn
more you say, the less people remember.
know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes
without having asked any clear question.
lose a chance of saying a kind word.
soul of conversation is sympathy.
is always good to know, if only in passing, charming
human beings. It refreshes one like flowers and woods
and clear brooks.
most important single ingredient in the formula of success
is the knack of getting along with people.
man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing
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 lie
sleeping in the silent octaves.
evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself;
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself";
it is better to say, "Know others."
less people speak of their greatness,
the more we think of it.
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
are more mindful of wrongs than of benefits.
good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill
requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.
requires less character to discover the faults of others
than is does to tolerate them.
J. Petit Senn
not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small
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