Other People


Looking at Others in the Wrong Way (1)

The unsympathetic assessments we make of others are usually the result of nothing more sinister than our habit of looking at them in the wrong way, through lenses clouded by distraction, exhaustion a...
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

A Sense of Concern for Others (2)

If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of conc...
The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Things Said About Us in Our Absence (3)

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...

To Love Others Like Yourself (4)

The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the great thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth whi...

Discovering Ourselves Through Passions of Other People (5)

When a natural discourse paints a passion or an effect, one feels within oneself the truth of what one reads, which was there before, although one did not know it. Hence one is inclined to love him w...

The Best Way To Correct Other People (6)

When we wish to correct with advantage and to show another that he errs, we must notice from what side he views the matter, for on that side it is usually true, and admit that truth to him, but revea...



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."