Chronicle Books resuscitates the long-lost art of charm with this classic compendium of hints, tips, and tricks guaranteed to boost anyone’s charm quotient. First published in 1938, this delightful handbook is overflowing with timeless advice to Chronicle Books resuscitates the long-lost art of charm with this classic compendium of hints, tips, and tricks guaranteed to boost anyone’s charm quotient. First published in 1938, this delightful handbook is overflowing with timeless advice to guide readers through a maze of social interactions with wit and grace. More than an etiquette or personal grooming book, Better than Beauty tackles complicated social situations with delicacy: • How to be kind to atrocious people • How to avoid the gossip mill • How many drinks is too many drinks • How to deflect unwanted advances from married men • How much to tip • And much, much more With good humor, authors Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson offer straightforward charm counsel, making it a cinch to win the admiration of friends, family, and suitors. Featuring original artwork, Better than Beauty proves that charm never, ever goes out of style. ...Continua Nascondi
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- any good soap that you would use on your body is correct for your hair.
- your face can't look serene, your conversation can't be bright, your personality can't radiate, if your feet hurt.
- never be afraid of doing the wrong thing. Whatever is courteous and pleasant is bound to be right.
- you can forget the Do's and Don'ts of etiquette, if you will set up this simple standard... the only bad manners are those which are unkind or which contribute to another person's discomfort!!
- it is always unwise to tell your troubles - physical, mental, or spiritual - to a casual acquaintance. You have no right to assume any interest on the other person's part. Those are your problems, not hers, and it is your job to solve them.
- pleases don't be a tangent talker - the woman who starts telling a story and, halfway through, changes to another topic.
- DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE TOUGH? THAT THE TOUGHENING PROCESS IS YOUR JOB? DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN, THOUGH YOU MAKE NO EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY FEEL? DO YOU DISCOUNT THE "EMPTY HEADED" WOMAN WHO NONETHELESS SEEMS TO ATTRACT THE VERY PEOPLE YOU HOPED TO INTEREST?
- It is applied kindness, and it can be learnt
- There is scarcely an hour that passes in which someone doesn't do something for you. It may be the grocery boy. It may be the mailman. Most of all, it will be the people with whom you work and live. What is your attitude toward them? Are they mere scenery, something you paid for and so needn't be aware of? You can't afford to think so. Your attitude toward those who serve you reflects your attitude toward everyone else.
- Once you get this fundamental feeling that each of us lives by the grace of God and our fellowman, you will detect a new note in your thank-you.
- The important thing is your own awareness of those who have helped you, in however small a measure. All the gratitude and graciousness that any normal occasion evokes can be dealt with by those two words.
- Women are prone to this cruel sport. We get a false sense of intimacy in back-stabbing.
- Quite apart from the fact that the woman may hear some of those comments, this sort of judgment tendency, this babbling on and on must be thoroughly guarded against by the woman who would be charming. She will carry over remnants of such a conversation into her next meeting with the victim. She will gradually have a long list of people upon whom she has sat in horrid judgment, and toward whom she has a colored opinion that bars her from easy relationships.
- We are all just a group of human beings trying to live together.
- Accept yourself as you really are. You need no apologies for yourself, though you may need some for bad conduct. Get in the habit of calling yourself hones if ugly names.
- This is no formula. It is a real change of heart, a switching of interest from yourself to others....Continua Nascondi