Three-fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them, and they will love you.
Wanamaker learned this lesson early, but I personally had to blunder through this old world for a third of a century before it even began to dawn upon me that ninety-nine times out of a hundred, people don't criticise themselves for anything no matter how wrong it may be.
Try to build bridges of understanding. Don't build higher barriers of misunderstanding.
Thus the sovereign voluntary path to cheerfulness, if our cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there. ...
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
The secret of his success? I will speak ill of no man, he said, . . and speak all the good I know of everybody.