Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.
There's no romance here but what you may have brought with you.
We automatically allow what someone will say about us to make us unhappy when we allow what they have said about us to make us happy.
Unhappiness is best and often concealed with a smile; jealousy, with a compliment.
Reality is, Hope and Despair lie in the same places. And they're just a matter of perspective. What changed my perspective, was her.
He looked with deep attention to me as if he was drinking in my style, my charms, and my beauty.
A mere compliment has been the seed of some people’s downfall.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.
Once you realize that the vast majority of people see and know very little, you will rarely be affected when someone speaks ill or well of you.
>Aber als ich mich beruhigt hatte, ist mir klar geworden, dass diese Welt, so verdorben und unvollkommen sie ist, schöner wäre, wenn du in ihr bliebest.<
Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all.
I like when my freckles show or when I do shoots and they accentuate them. It's such a compliment.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.