Personality & Realtionship to Others

Personality is the most outstanding characteristic of the human being, its roots springs from high mountain peaks of spiritual beliefs and wisdom and units in vast priceless seas of experience. Those around us are the most reliable source to confirm the process.


The desire to be well liked, to enjoy the affection of friends, to get along easily and pleasantly with other people, is one of the fundamental instincts in human nature. Since earliest times philosophers have taught the basic principles of human relationship, have emphasized the qualities that go to make up a well-liked, agreeable personality- the qualities that mean most in association with others. There has never been a time when kindness, unselfishness, and consideration for others were not considered essential qualities. A person completely wrapped up in himself makes a small package, says Harry E. Fosdick. One of the oldest and most enduring rules of human relations is to do unto others, as you would have others do unto you. It remains now, as it has been for centuries, the most important single rule of life, the basis of all moral and ethical principles. Emerson was merely expressing it another way when he said, The only way to have a friend is to be a friend. 

Lillian Eichler Watson

  • The art of pleasing requires only the desire.

Lord Chesterfield 

  • I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Author unknown 

  • A mans true wealth is the good he does in this world.


  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

St. Francis of Assisi 

  • To love our neighbor as yourself is such a fundamental truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all cases in social morality.

John Locke 

  • You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran 

  • A person completely wrapped up in himself makes a small package. The great day comes when a man begins to get himself off his hands. He has lived, let us say, in a mind like a room surrounded by mirrors. Everyway he turned he saw himself. Now, however, some of the mirrors change to windows. He can see through them to objective outlooks that challenge his interests. He begins to get out of himself-no longer the prisoner of self-reflections but a free man in a world where persons, causes, truths, and values exists, worthful for their own sakes. Thus to pass from a mirror-mind to a mind with windows is an essential element in the development of a real personality. Without that experience no ever achieves a meaningful life.

Harry Emerson Fosdick 

  • In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to fellow men.


  • That best portion of a good mans life,

                His little nameless, unremembered acts

                            Of kindness and love.

William Wordsworth 

  • If I can stop one heart from breaking,

                I shall not live in vain;

    If I can ease one life the aching,

    Or cool one pain,

    Or help one fainting robin

    Unto his nest again,

                I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson 

  • What you do not wish done to yourself, do not do to others.


  • It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  • Im going your way, so let us go hand in hand. You help me and Ill help you. We shall not be here very long, for soon death, the kind old nurse, will come back and rock us all to sleep. Let us help one another while we may.

William Morris 

  • You who are letting your friends heart ache for a word of appreciation or sympathy The time is short!

Phillips Brooke 

  • You must forgive those who transgress against you before you can look to forgiveness from Above.


  • Life is too short to be little.

Benjamin Desraeli 

  • To err is human, to forgive, divine.

            Alexander Pope

  • Life is short and we have not too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.

Henri F. Amiel 

  • He who has not yet forgiven an enemy has not tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.

Johann K. Lavater 

  • The more we know, the better we forgive;

                Whoeer feels deeply, feels for all who live.

Madame de Stael 

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

  • Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend to man.

Sam Walter Foss 

  • Go often to the house of thy friends, for weeds choke the unused path.

Ralph Waldo Emerson