Ten Commandments
How To Get Along With People

#1. Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. Cultivate a soothing voice. How you say it often means more than what you say.

#2. Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what the cost.

#3. Never lose an opportunity to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done, regardless of who did it.

#4. Be interested in others, their pursuits, their homes, and their families. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel you regard them as important.

#5. Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your worries and disappointments under a smile.

#6. Keep an open mind on all debatable questions. Discuss, but don't argue. It is a mark of a superior mind to disagree and remain friendly.

#7. Have respect for the feelings of others. Wit and humor at the expense of a friend is never worth it.

#8. Let your virtues speak for themselves, and refuse to discuss the shortcomings of others. Discourage gossip by changing the subject.

#9. Pay no attention to destructive remarks and personal attacks on you. Love so that no one will believe them. Remember; a common cause of backbiting is dissatisfaction with one's self.

10. Don't be concerned about your "just due." Do a good good turn for the sake of being helpful.

Many people will walk in and out of your life. But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

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