Life is bigger than processes and overflows and dwarfs them.
Nobody in the heavens above or on the earth beneath or in the waters under the earth will ever object to your saying: I may be wrong. Let's examine the facts.
The desire to be important is the deepest urge in human nature.
You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing.
It took me years and cost me countless thousands of dollars in lost business before I finally learned that it doesn't pay to argue, that it is much more profitable and much more interesting to look at things from the other person's viewpoint and try to get that person saying ‘yes, yes.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find the happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
One of the 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.
Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.
When we stop fighting the inevitable, said Elsie MacCormick in a Reader's Digest article, we release energy which enables us to create a richer life.
Over three hundred years ago Galileo said: You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
Resentment caused by a brash order may last a long time—even if the order was given to correct an obviously bad situation.
Schopenhauer said: We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.
King George V had a set of six maxims displayed on the walls of his study at Buckingham Palace. One of these maxims said: ‘Teach me neither to proffer nor receive cheap praise.
We nourish the bodies of our children and friends and employees, but how seldom do we nourish their self-esteem?
But use the opposite technique – be liberal with your 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 practise until the dawn comes in the window in order to excel.
A person's toothache means more to that person than a famine in China which kills a million people.
Hans Selye, another great psychologist, said, As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation.
By becoming interested in the cause, we are less likely to dislike the effect.
Few human beings are proof against the implied flattery of rapt attention.
To repeat Professor Overstreet's wise advice: First, arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.