I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people," said Schwab, "the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.
Publilius Syrus, remarked: ‘We are interested in others when they are interested in us.
We can all endure disaster and tragedy and triumph over them—if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think.
Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
There is only one excuse for a speaker's asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them.