By Anna Claybourne

ISBN-10: 1848107277

ISBN-13: 9781848107274

This publication presents a wealthy resource of knowledge with greatest effect and minimal muddle. precisely a thousand evidence are lined by way of a hundred themes, every one with 10 key issues that supply an easy yet memorable deal with at the topic. interesting info panels in addition to prolonged captions magnify this quickly hearth technique.

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The cheese fell; Fox caught it and ran away. 2 In La Fontaine’s version, Fox consoles Crow that he got something in exchange for the cheese. You see? Be edified: Flatterers thrive on fool’s credulity. 4 rule 46: Flattery can be taught. 5 Identify what you want and who controls it; address that person with respect; discover that person’s vanity and exploit it; risk nothing of your own; take what you can and scoot. The lesson is taught to Crow, but if Rousseau was right, you identify with Fox. Everyone does.

Love flatters lovers, fear flatters bullies. Apologies flatter. Twilights flatter. Flowers flatter. Oils and alcohol flatter. Words flatter better than anything else, except, on occasion, rapt silence (Rule 66). Letters, news reports, and scholarship flatter. History, law, and politics flatter. ”16 Are you ambitious to be all you can be? Then learn flattery, a reliable ladder. 17 Flatter Yourself 23 rule 28: History begins with flattery. Plutarch and Tacitus complained that much so-called history was composed in order to flatter, and that it was difficult to sift the truth.

The few occasions when ostentatious flattery is heartily expected — weddings, victories, funerals — are heavily formalized. Does flattery work? Every chance it gets. rule 27: Flattery adapts to all emotions. ”15 There are more. If you doubt yourself you flatter your intelligence. If you blame yourself you flatter your conscience. Love flatters lovers, fear flatters bullies. Apologies flatter. Twilights flatter. Flowers flatter. Oils and alcohol flatter. Words flatter better than anything else, except, on occasion, rapt silence (Rule 66).

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