Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quotables of August

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This month: The Art of Getting Along.

We all know that indeed it is an art to get along with some people. It may be a family member, co-worker, or boss. In reality, it doesn't matter who it is. The fact of the matter is many times what we have scuffles over is not very important in the grand scheme of things. The true art lies in figuring out ways to settle a dispute, relieve tension, or simply improve a relationship with someone for whom you hold a grudge. If one can succeed in this area of life, one becomes an artist in human interaction.

"Dealing with the Clinton's is like dealing with Brett Favre. They're very good players and they've got a great record, but sometimes you're not sure what they really want." ~ Leon Panetta

"The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them." ~ Unknown

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life." ~ John A. Hannah

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