Friday, July 6, 2012

How to Win Friends and Influence People, part 1

I just started reading this book. I didn't even get past the introduction/forward before underlining and wanting to share...

"Education is the ability to meet life's situations." -Dr. John Hibben

  • This is so true! We focus so much on book-learning, but the true purpose of education for the rest of our lives is to become better at meeting life's situations... hopefully with more grace and ease.
"Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person's precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment." p5.
  • I have long known the detrimental side of criticism. However, I really appreciate thinking about it as 'dangerous', I think that is how I'll think about it from now on.
"Any fool can  criticize, condemn and complain--and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving." p13.

"God himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days. Why should you and I?" p16.


2 comments:

  1. I'm gonna go ahead and recommend "Education of a Wandering Man" (again). He was all about getting the learning one needed to meet life's situations.

    I loved the judgement quote - that's a great perspective.

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    1. I back up Bea's recomendation (possibly again). It is such a wonderful book!!!!

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