A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, clarity, delay, facts, feeling, helpful, problems, thought, and time

Helpful Communications Shortcuts: A. Asking the other person who is sorting out his alternatives what his recommendation is at that time, leaving him free to either describe and defend his viewpoint or back away from it. Getting "fact and feeling" out on the table can save time-consuming preliminaries. B. Observing, to the other person, that while his recommendation is clear, his careful thought that produced the proposal must also have raised some concerns and, therefore, "What are the concerns he has or the defects in the proposal?" This can also give an indication of the objectivity and thoroughness with which the other person has approached the challenge. C. Asking courteously, when needed, for clarification if it seems that the real problem is being circumvented with unnecessary delay.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 50., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Luther Burbank on food, helpful, medicine, people, and soul

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank (1849 - 1926)

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A Quote by Karl Reiland on happiness and helpful

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.

Karl Reiland

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anxiety, charity, confession, contentment, difficulty, faith, fear, future, god, good, grace, health, helpful, hope, love, needs, neighbors, patience, pleasure, strength, support, wealth, and work

nine keys to contentment Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Henri Fabre on experience, helpful, kindness, mind, personality, personality, and philosophy

Seek those who find your road agreeable, your personality and mind stimulating, your philosophy acceptable, and your experience helpful. Let those who do not, seek their own kind.

Jean Henri Fabre (1823 - 1915)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on absence, belief, blessings, conviction, cooperation, effort, evil, good, helpful, men, men and women, optimism, patience, rest, soul, struggle, suffering, women, and world

I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcomings of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by George Eliot on helpful, pity, simplicity, and wisdom

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 7, ch. 1, 1860.

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A Quote by Dr. Walter Modell on death, disease, drugs, and helpful

When will they realize that there are too many drugs? No fewer than 150,000 preparations are now in use. About 15,000 new mixtures and dosages hit the market each year, while about 12,000 die off...We simply don't have enough diseases to go around. At the moment the most helpful contribution is the new drug to counteract the untoward effect of other new drugs.

Dr. Walter Modell

Source: Time, May 26, 1961

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on country, effort, helpful, problems, and variety

One country . . . one ideology, one system is not sufficient. It is helpful to have a variety of different approaches . . . We can then make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole of humankind.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Clifton Fadiman on helpful and quotations

I think we must . . . quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

Clifton Fadiman (1904 - 1999)

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