“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”
“You cannot be mad at somebody
who makes you laugh – it’s as simple as that.”
“Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.” Henry Ward Beecher
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.” Benjamin Franklin
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
“In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.” Jane Haddam
“Being courteous to others is not only respectful to others, but it directly reflects on you as a person. It means putting yourself in the other persons shoes instead of thinking of yourself first.” M Grossman
“Respect is not something that you can ask for, buy or borrow. Respect is what you earn from each person no matter their background or status.” Byron Pulsifer
“Self-confidence and self-esteem are also important factors to make a man respectable. If you do not like your own self, or your life or the way you’re living your life, then people will not regard you as respectable either.”
“They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.”
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”
Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.
“I did learn that it was the greatest thing in the world to respect yourself. Respect other people.”
“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”
“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhardt
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” ~ Hausa
“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.” ~ Native Indian
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~ Epictetus
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. ~ Henry Clays
Do you think this is education America? It is from a Native American.