Every once in awhile I need to read through some aphorisms (short, pithy sayings that capture a truth in a memorable and insightful way). Here's some that struck me as timely and relevant.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.~ VoltairePeople are not motivated by failure; they are motivated by achievement and recognition.We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemies as if he were one day to be our friend.~ Cardinal Newman~ F.F. FourniesYou can impress people from a distance. You can impact people only from up close.~ Will RichertYou get more of the behavior you reward. You don't get what you hope for, ask for, wish for, or beg for. You get what you reward.~ Michel Le BoeufI will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.~ John D. RockefellerNever tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.~ George S. PattonI hold it more important to have the player's confidence than their affection.~ Vince LombardiLeaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.~ John C. MaxwellThe art of dealing with people is the foremost secret of successful men. A man's success in handling people is the very yardstick by which the outcome of his whole life's work is measured.~ Paul C. PackerI'll yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under the spirit of criticism.~ Charles SchwabThere are no ordinary people. You have never talked to an ordinary mortal.... It is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.... Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.~ C.S. Lewis
*all quotes taken from Never Scratch a Tiger with a Short Stick by Gordon S. Jackson