Friendly Conversation (1)

If your temper is aroused and you tell them a thing or two, you will have a fine time unloading your feelings. But what about the other fellow? Will he share your pleasure? Will your belligerent tone...
How to Win Friends and Influence People

Things Said About Us in Our Absence (2)

We are seldom right to consider ourselves offended by things said about us in our absence or with no intention that they should come to our ears. Because if we try to remember and examine carefully o...

Pleasure and Boredom in Conversation (3)

We do not feel any lively and lasting pleasure in conversation, except in so far as we are allowed to talk about ourselves, and of the things which occupy us, or which relate to us in some way. Any o...

Useless Conversation (4)

In company avoid frequent and undue talk about your own actions and dangers. However pleasant it may be to you to enlarge upon the risks you have run, others may not find such pleasure in listening t...

The Art of Eloquence (5)

Eloquence is an art of saying things in such a way that those to whom we speak may listen to them without pain and with pleasure; that they feel themselves interested, so that self-love leads them mo...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."