For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.
Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
Really important goals are accomplished by people who will keep trying even when there seems to be no hope.
Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
If you are not engaged in being the person you want to be you are automatically engaged in being the person you dont want to be. .
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
How to win friends and influence people (title of book)
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus Have no anxiety about the morrow or the words of Sir William Osler Live in day-tight compartments.
Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.
Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Voltaire - T. H. White - Rudyard Kipling - Robert Louis Stevenson - Paul Davies - Milan Kundera - Margaret J. Wheatley - John Grisham - Ivo Andric - Ayn Rand