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Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
-- Jonathan Swift
 

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Quality relationships

You cannot gain the support of others by shaming or lecturing. You won’t succeed through begging or desperation.

The way to earn respect is to be respectful, helpful and consistently honest. The way to be loved is to give love without requiring or expecting love in return.

People don’t really care so much about who you are or what you have or the things you’ve done. More than anything, by far, people care about how you treat them.

And faking it doesn’t work at all. It doesn’t take a college degree, or even a high school diploma, to spot a fraud.

You already know all this, and have for quite some time, yet situations arise when you’re tempted to lay it all aside. Let this be your reminder to not give in to that temptation.

Care about people, with your words, actions, priorities, and people are more likely to care about you. The highest quality relationships come from putting your highest and best qualities into them.

— Ralph Marston

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