“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.”
– Margaret Walker
I like this quote – actually Dr. Smith mentioned it to me. I later found out the Margaret Walker was an important African American poet, writer and intellectual – pretty cool. What I liked most about this quote was the simplicity – like, yeah of course – good manners will get you far in life – my mom also says that and I guess she’s right. Ever notice how a smile or a simple please of thank you will make people smile back and start to chat with you? I have. So while of course it’s not bad to have money, it seems like you can get pretty far in life by just being nice to people.