"The road to a friend's house is never long."
A man's heart is reached not only through his stomach but also by talking to him about the things he treasures most. Talk to a person in terms of his interests, find out what his hobbies and associations are. Get him to talk to you about those things and you will find him enthusiastic to entertain you and offer his hospitality
"If you want a person to buy a photograph, make sure he is in the picture."
What is your opinion?
These four words are very powerful. You can seek the opinion of important, busy persons and they will stop and share their opinions with you. Ask a business leader, a professional or a minister and they will feel enthused to talk to you. Seeking someone's opinion often creates a feeling of elation and importance in the person.
"Nothing is opened more often by mistake than the mouth."
Spoken words are like arrows, they don't return once they are shot. It is impossible to arrest the progress of words which are uttered carelessly. You can't erase spoken words.
Harsh and poisonous words, when used to label something which is harsh and poisonous by nature, serve a useful purpose. They arouse our emotions to reject that which should be rejected. But when used indiscriminately, they become difficult to retract and are thrown back with doubled force and harshness to hurt the originator of the words the most.
"How you say it is as important as what you say"
We never raise our voice with our bosses, clients, or VIPs in any situation. We don't do it even with our peon or servant, if they are indispensable in a given situation for fear of losing them. Then why do it to those who love us and who are indispensable in our total life spectrum.
"It takes a lot of intelligence to disagree without becoming disagreeable."
Arguments usually end up with each person more firmly convinced than ever that he is absolutely right.
It is best to let our bosses, customers, sweethearts, husbands and wives beat us sometimes in little discussions that may arise. It will boost their morale.
Arguments cannot change a person, if he does not want to change. To make a person listen to you, you have to win his heart as well as his mind. Respect the other person's opinion. Accept that he can be right too. You will become happier and more successful in life.