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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Living in harmony

You won’t change minds by criticizing what people believe. The way to influence minds and hearts is with love, care, respect, understanding.

No one gains enthusiastic cooperation by trickery or by fighting for it. To achieve true cooperation, find a way to align your interest with the other person’s interest.

If you act with brute force you are met with brute force. When you act with understanding you earn understanding in return.

Whatever you care about is best served by supporting whatever those around you care about. Though you may not agree with others, you can still benefit from living in harmony with them.

Be a positive example of what you believe, of the values you hold. People will listen when they’re inspired, not when they’re scolded.

Act with respect, tolerance, understanding and love. Allow the other people in your life to be an endless source of joy and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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