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The conscious and subconscious minds. 

An excellent way to get acquainted with the two functions of your mind is to look upon your own mind as a garden. You are a gardener, and you are planting seeds (thoughts) in your subconscious mind all day long, based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.

Begin now to sow thoughts of peace, happiness, right action, good will, and prosperity. Think quietly and with interest on these qualities and accept them fully in your conscious reasoning mind. Continue to plant these wonderful seeds (thoughts) in the garden of your mind, and you will reap a glorious harvest. Your subconscious mind may be likened to the soil which will grow all kinds of seeds, good or bad. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Evert thought is, therefore, a cause, and every condition is an effect. For this reason, it is essential that you take charge of your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.

~ Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind(1963)

 “Talk to people about themselves,” said Disraeli, one of the shrewdest men who ever ruled the British Empire. “Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours.”

Principle 6: Make the other person feel important—and do it sincerely.

~ Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, (1936)

“Lo, ‘tis the heavenly army,

The Lord of Hosts attending:

‘Tis He—the Lamb,

The great I AM,

With all His saints descending.

Ro you, ye kings and nations,

Ye foes of Christ, assembling,

The host of light,

Prepared for flight,

Come with the cup of trembling.

“Praise to the Lamb forever!

Bruised for our sin and gory,

Behold His brow,

Eucircled now

With all his crowns of glory—

Beneath His feet reposing,

The whole redeemed creation

Are now at rest,

Forever blessed,

And sing His great salvation.

~ G. Campbell Morgan, God’s Methods With Man (1898)

After three days men grow weary of a wrench, a guest, amd weather rainy.

To lengthen they life, lesson they meals.

The proof of gold is fire; the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman.

~ Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richards Almanac, June 1733

Those who talk too much do little else. If you talk more than you listen, you not only deprive yourself of many opportunities to accumulate useful knowledge, but you also disclose your plans and purposes to people who will take great delight in defeating you, because they envy you.

Remember, also, that every time you open your mouth in the presence of a person who has an abundance of knowledge, you display to that person, your exact stock of knowledge, or your lack of it! Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich (1937)

Not eccentric: Not freakish in manner, either by nature or by affection. A thinking person is ever the same in all he does, for upon this is founded his reputation as a person of wisdom. Change in him depends upon himself and has its causes and its reasons; in matters of common sense mere moodiness is something abhorrent. There are those who are of different face daily, until even their judgement goes awry. In like proportion goes their will, and so even, their luck. What was yesterday the white of their yes is today the black of their no. Always ruining the good opinion, they fog the concept people had of them.

 ~ Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

If we are tempted to be worries about unjust criticism, here is Rule 1:

Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.

~ Dale Carnegie, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living (1944)

How can I tell if an executive has real potential for top management? What are the signs of success?

  1. Dedication. Just plain, sheer devotion.
  2. Competitiveness. Good executives can’t stand to lose. They are interested only in winning.
  3. Honesty. How honest is he with himself? How honest is he with you?
  4. Realism. He has his feet on the ground. He doesn’t just dream about how great he’s going to be someday. If he’s always seeing the big picture and never the details, he’s in trouble. The good executive is looking at how he’s going to get where he wants to be. He is almost compulsive about the little things, the short steps, the pennies.
  5. Maturity. He knows that his own future rests on what happens to other people. He can fire a man who does not contribute to the well-being of the organization.

Finally a good potential president is able to handle multiple pressures. The president of a large dry cleaning and laundry company in New York puts it this way: “Anyone can do a good job if you give them one problem at a time and all the time he needs to solve it. But when I see a man unwilling to pay attention to anything else until he gets his one little problem solved, I worry. That kind of man never knows there’s a fire next door until the whole company burns down.”

~ Mortimer R. Feinberg, Ph.D., Effective Psychology For Mangers, (1965)

Keep a supply of worth-while books around where children can see them. Select books that cover a variety of subjects. Expose young people to the stimulation of reading. There is no telling where it may lead.

~ Dr. Donald & Eleanor Laird, The Technique of Getting Things Done. (1947)

But love is the foundation of Christ’s creed. The world had known love before; parents had loved children and children, parents; husband had love wife, and wife, husband; and friend had loved friend; but Jesus gave a new definition of love. His love was as boundless as the sea; its limits were so far-flung that even an enemy could not travel beyond it. Other teachers sought to regulate the lives of their followers by rule and formula, but Christ’s plan was first to purify the heart and then to leave love to direct the footsteps.

~ William Jennings Bryan, The Prince of Peace