A BURMESE LONELINESS.
willingly to save his own skin. Beware of him. When he throws mud at you some is sur# to stick. If you are over him, never spare him. Remember the poor devils he afflicts. If you are below him, clear out. He is dangerous, and life is too short.
Consider the words of Saadi:aa Who advises a conceited man stands in need of advice himself.a Have good reason for everything you do. Explain yourself to a clever man, but never to a fool. He will wilfully misunderstand. Seek reason in the actions of others* There always are reasons, if only stupid ones. Learn wisdom from other peopleas indiscretion. Do not argue men out of their opinion. It is theirs, not yours. Seek the opinions of all, but finally follow only your own.
A heavy hand makes discipline. But so does cheery kindness. Men work for a brute. They work better for a good fellow. Harshness crushes opposition, but it also kills initiative. If you wish men to take the initiativeathen give them authority first.
Sarcasm is a poor weapon. It does not pierce thick skins, but on the other hand it quite spoils sensitive men. Encourage timid men kindly. Ill-treated, they are rabbits. Well-treated, they are lions.
In testing men seek what they know and do, rather than what they donat know and donat do. Commonsense is better than a book full of regulations. The soundest logic is success.In testing men seek what they know and do, rather than what they dona t know and dona t do. Commonsense is better than a book full of regulations. The soundest logic is success.