When a person says No and really means it, he or she is doing far more than saying a word of two letters. The entire organism—glandular, nervous, muscular—gathers itself together into a condition of rejection.
Sympathy the human species universally craves.
Praise is like sunlight to the warm human spirit; we cannot flower and grow without it. And yet, while most of us are only too ready to apply to others the cold wind of criticism, we are somehow reluctant to give our fellow the warm sunshine of praise.
And when Mrs. Lincoln and others spoke harshly of the southern people, Lincoln replied: Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under.
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.
Don't do the natural thing, the impulsive thing. That is usually wrong.