You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Category: Friends And Friendship
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
Category: Life And Living
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.
Category: Philosophers And Philosophy
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.