Dale Carnegie quote: what fools do vs those with character and self-control

Dale Carnegie said: Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People

Dale Carnegie quote: reminder when dealing with people

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People
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The giver quotes: what a Receiver of memories do

When the new Receiver failed, the memories that she had received were released. They didn’t come back to me. They went…

I don’t know, exactly. They went to the place where memories once existed before Receivers were created. Someplace out there – . . . And then the people had access to them. Apparently that’s the way it was, once. Everyone had access to memories.

It was chaos… They really suffered for a while. Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated. But it certainly made them aware of how they need a Receiver to contain all that pain. And knowledge.

The Giver, page 131, written by Lois Lowry

Jessica Farris narration: not afraid of strangers down the street

Jessica Farris, the anonymous girl, narrates that she’s not afraid of strangers as she heads towards her next assignment. She has the address in her memory. As she walks down the street, she describes the people she sees.

I don’t fear strangers though. I’ve learned more harm can come from familiar faces… I memorize the exact location then stride down the street, skirting the garbage that has spilled from a toppled bin. A shopkeeper pulls a security grate over his store front, the loud metal rattling into place. A trio of students, backpacks slung over their shoulders, jostle each other playfully as I pass them…

Jessica Farris, An Anonymous Girl, Chapter 3, written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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