Ten Rules Of Living

  1. Keep skid chains on your tongue, always say less than you think.
  2. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully no matter what it costs you.
  3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and encouraging thing to or about somebody. Praise good work done regardless of who did it.
  4. Be interested in others, interested in their pursuits, their welfare, their homes and their families. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard them as a person of importance.
  5. Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your pains, worries, and disappointments under a pleasant smile.
  6. Preserve an open mind on all debatable questions. Discuss, but don't argue. It is the mark of superior minds to disagree and yet be friendly.
  7. Let your virtues, if you have any, speak for themselves and refuse to talk of another's vices. Discourage gossip. Make it a rule to say nothing of another unless it is something good.
  8. Be careful of others' feelings. Wit and humor at the other fellow's expense are rarely worth the effort and may hurt where least expected.
  9. Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you; simply live so that nobody will believe them.
  10. Don't be too anxious about getting your just dues. Do your work, be patient, keep your disposition sweet, forget self, and you will be respected and rewarded.