Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours.
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger (praise) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies
Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
The most important thing in life is not simply to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The important thing is to profit from your loses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse Did you ever see bird that had the blues One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
The man who grasps an opportunity as it is paraded before him, nine times out of ten makes a success, but the man who makes his own opportunities is, barring an accident, a sure-fire success
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feeling.
All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember Don't try to saw sawdust.
Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
People say I'm cocky, but am I supposed to sit here and be insecure and not know where my future's going or not realize that moviemaking is the greatest thing to happen to me.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Tell a child, a husband or an employee that he is stupid or dumb at a certain thing, that he has no gift for it, and that he is doing it all wrong and you have destroyed almost every incentive to try to improve. But use the opposite technique, be liberal with encouragement make the thing seem easy to do, let the other person know that you have faith in his ability to do it, that he has an undeveloped flair for it -- and he will practice until the dawn comes in at the window in order to excel.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade
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