Honest and sincere appreciation

Principle 2



“…Sigmund Freud said that everything you and I do springs from two motives: the sex urge and the desire to be great…”

“…Dr. Dewey said that the deepest urge in human nature is ‘the desire to be important.’…”

“…Lincoln once began a letter saying: ‘Everybody likes a compliment.’…”

“…William James said: ‘The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.’…”

“…The desire for a feeling of importance is one of the chief distinguishing differences between mankind and the animals…”

“…’I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people,’ said Schwab, ‘the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement…”

“…We often take our spouses so much for granted that we never let them know we appreciate them…”

“..’There is nothing I need so much as nourishment for my self-esteem.’…” – appreciation

“..Be afraid of the friends who flatter you…”

“…’Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.’…”

“…Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit…”

“…Emerson said: ‘Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him’…”

“…Let’s try to figure out the other person’s good points. Then forget flattery. Give honest, sincere appreciation…”


Give honest and sincere appreciation

Dale Carnegie Rocks!


Happy Reading 💚


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