Quotes: Dealing with People
You must look into other people as well as at them. Lord Chesterfield
A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.
To rejoice in another’s prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another’s grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Hear the meaning within the word.
Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity.
Kind words are the music of the world.
F. W. Faber
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others.
J. Petit Senn
The more you say, the less people remember.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
The soul of conversation is sympathy.
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing
If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
The less people speak of their greatness,
the more we think of it.
He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers and ceases when he has no more to say is in possession of some of the best requisites of man.
Johann Casper Lavater
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.