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  Influence
Jim RohnYou are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Zig ZiglarDon't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

  
  Love
Zig ZiglarIt is nobler to love the person next to you than to love mankind in general.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

  
  Marriage
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

  
  Family
Zig ZiglarMaking the family a top priority will invariably bring success.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

  
  Friendship
Zig ZiglarIf you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

  
  Socializing
Jim RohnGet around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThere is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

  
  Arguing
Will DurantNever put a man in the wrong. He will hold it against you forever.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

  
  Treating others
Lord ChesterfieldThe characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Lou HoltzI follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

  
  Trust
Vladimir LeninTrust is good, but control is better.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Ronald ReaganTrust, But Verify.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Peter PanAll it takes is faith and trust.

—  from the film Peter Pan

  
  Silence
Charles Caleb ColtonSilence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

  
  Praise & Flattery
John WoodenYou can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

  
  Yielding
Winston ChurchillThis is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

  
  Insult
Samuel JohnsonWhat ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

  
  Rejection
Steve JobsGetting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

  
  Conflict
Sun TzuHe who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

  
  Blame
John WoodenYou are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

  

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