Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Dealing with People



Dealing with People

You must look into other people as well as at them. Lord Chesterfield

A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Basil 

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.
William Shakespeare


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.
Publius Syrus

Success in life, in anything,
depends upon the number of persons
that one can make himself agreeable to.
Thomas Carlyle

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.
François Fénelon 

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Thackeray

The soul of conversation is sympathy.
Thomas Campbell

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.
Lord Bacon

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.
Proverb 

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.
John Tillotson

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