The character of a person is the sum of all behaviors, attitudes and beliefs which are reflected in how they live, and communicate.
Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
...when something goes wrong, even if it's not your fault, express sorrow for the inconvenience, and make it right.
Jerry B. Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want My Kids To Remember Forever.
Knowing when to admit you're over your head takes courage.
Kevin Clash, My Life as a Furry Red Monster
Do not expect any other person to meet your definition of "perfect". Do not expect anything to appear perfect to you, and bear in mind that imperfections give variety to the world.
Napoleon Hill, Grow Rich! With Peace Of Mind
Your most important issue each day is not what's happening around you; it's what's happening within you.
Amy E. Dean, Peace of Mind: Daily Meditations for Easing Stress
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere.
Dale Carnegie, How To Win And Influence People
People do stupid things. Because they don't recognize the consequences of doing those stupid things, people keep doing them. Those things become acceptable and get repeated over and over again until they become habits. Larry Winget, People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It!
All obnoxious behavior is caused by pain. Obnoxious behavior says someone's not getting his way and doesn't know how to ask for help. Demanding behavior is caused by self-centered pain.
Phil Buchanan, Conquering Life's Most Difficult Times
A controlling adult's wish to be perfect stems from the childhood wish to be blameless. Since real growth means embracing your faults and examining your weaknesses, controlling people run the risk of becoming rigid and failing because of their insistence on always being right.
David Viscott, M.D., Emotionally Free
Self-esteem is feeling worthy and able to meet life's challenges. It is as essential as the air we breathe, and just as intangible.
Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.,
If Life Is A Game
These Are The Rules