I stumbled upon a rare book last week.
Wife loves to look for bargains at our local thrift store and last week she bought a whole box of books for one dollar.
One of the books in the box was called Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook: A Treasury Of The Wisdom Of The Ages.
(Click that link and it will take you to Amazon books where you can pick yourself up a used hardcover copy for one penny plus shipping.) 😉
As long as I can remember I have had an appetite for practical wisdom, the turn of a phrase, a pithy saying, old school wisdom, etc. I have a low threshold for abstract theory, but give me truth forged on the anvil of life and I’m all over it. 😉
Well, this book is part of a collection of quotes Dale Carnegie himself collected over the years as he matured, combined with some of his original thought.
I posted the following from the book on Facebook earlier last week:
“Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Another one I keep coming back to and chewing on this week is: