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Human Relations Quotes


These are some of the best 'Human Relations' quotations and sayings.

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received.

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.

A modest man is usually admired - if people ever hear of him.

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.

At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument.

At the heart of our friendly or purely social relations, there lurks a hostility momentarily cured but recurring in fits and starts.

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Each of us keeps, battened down inside himself, a sort of lunatic giant -impossible socially, but full-scale. It's the knockings and batterings we sometimes hear in each other that keep our intercourse from utter banality.

I am a part of all that I have seen.

I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.

I reckon there's as much human nature in some folks as there is in others, if not more.

I respect those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

I was born modest; not all over, but in spots.

I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. This seemed simple and very nice; but I found when I tried to put it in practice not only that other people were seldom lovable, but that I was not very lovable myself.

If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

If you treat men the way they are you never improve them. If you treat them the way you want them to be, you do.


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