Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Poise: How to Attain It

Cover image for

Download


Author: D. Starke
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,782 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Category: GT
Downloads: 2,067
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9481
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated by Francis Medhurs.

Show Excerpt

rank.

Such a person does not say to himself: "I will conquer this place by sheer merit." He contents himself with envying those who occupy it, quite neglecting to put forth the efforts which would place him there beside them.

There is nothing worse than yielding to an exaggerated tenderness toward ourselves, which, by magnifying our merits in our own eyes, frequently leads us to make attempts which result in failure and expose us to ridicule.

This is a most frequent cause of making an inveterate coward of one who is subject to occasional attacks of timidity.

To know one's limitations exactly and never to allow oneself to exceed them--this is the part of wisdom, the act of a man who, as the saying goes, knows what he is about.

There is in every effort a necessary limit that it is not wise to exceed.

"Never force your talents," says a very pithy proverb. Never undertake to do a thing that is beyond your powers.

Never allow yourself to be drawn into a discussion on a subject which is beyond

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Libby Fischer Hellmann
Libby Fischer Hellmann is a versatile award winning author, who, although she sticks to crime fiction with a lot of mystery and suspense, enjoys ex
Read full interview...