Quotes by Alan Robert Neal

You + Bad Attitude = Bad Results
– Alan Robert Neal

People who take too much are always on the hunt for people who give too much.
– Alan Robert Neal

Dismissing another’s achievement is an ideal strategy for excusing your own failure.
– Alan Robert Neal

Asked the cause of my injury, I explained: “My back couldn’t bear the weight of my stupidity.”
– Alan Robert Neal

Sadness misses happiness not here; depression discounts happiness that is.
– Alan Robert Neal

He was bright enough to be clever but too undisciplined to be intelligent.
– Alan Robert Neal

It’s frightening seeing in ourselves the same ingredients as dysfunctional members of our families. Fortunately, as it is with baking, the proportions, mix, and temperature of the exact same ingredients can yield anything from burnt cookies to elegant souffl├ęs.
– Alan Robert Neal

What you think you deserve, minus what you are unwilling to provide, equals what you are likely to get.
– Alan Robert Neal

The greater your number of self-congratulations, the lower the number of people who agree with you.
– Alan Robert Neal

Wearing clothes that compliment your physique, as opposed to those that highlight it, reveals whether you’re comfortable with who you are or just pretending to be.
– Alan Robert Neal

It’s ironic that we want to dismiss or hide our pain, given that our deepest relationships are bonded by it.
– Alan Robert Neal

When you select the “It’s just who I am” rationalization to excuse a stupid action, then who you are is an idiot.
– Alan Robert Neal

Don’t invite annoying people into your life, and set ground rules for the ones you inherited.
– Alan Robert Neal

The more you regard yourself as special, the lonelier you’ll be.
– Alan Robert Neal

There’s no personal growth to be had by focusing on what others did wrong.
– Alan Robert Neal

Harsh judgment of others conceals a harsher indictment of ourselves.
– Alan Robert Neal

Our greatest blessing is the fortune of good friends, being loved, and loving others.
– Alan Robert Neal

A dog’s formula for happiness: “Feed me. Love me. Include me. Let me smell disgusting things.” Imagine how grand our relationships would be if we were content with having those first three.
– Alan Robert Neal

You can’t prove you’re not a child by engaging in childish behavior.
– Alan Robert Neal

Just because you can’t see all of your attributes doesn’t mean they’re not there.
– Alan Robert Neal

You are either complaining or appreciating, so if you think you’re doing neither, it’s the former.
– Alan Robert Neal

On an emotional front, needy and greedy go hand in hand.
– Alan Robert Neal

Three problems with trying to be perfect: It’s unachievable; it won’t retroactively resolve your childhood issues; and, everyone resents “perfect” people.
– Alan Robert Neal

The insecure are as self-absorbed as the boastful. The former worry that everyone is watching them. The latter worry that everyone is not.
– Alan Robert Neal

Some assume that their unique talents are common in others. They are the ones who forfeit confidence. Others assume that their common talents are unique. They’re the ones who forfeit friends.
– Alan Robert Neal

If he was half as sorry as he always claimed, he would have half as many occasions to claim it.
– Alan Robert Neal

To obstruct advice, just trick the advice-giver into having the wrong conversation. If I pretend I think pizza is good for me, you’ll uselessly discuss nutrition. But, if I admit to knowing it’s not, you’d know to address my lack of discipline.
– Alan Robert Neal

Just because your friends have not told you the hard truth doesn’t mean it’s not true. It probably means you’re not open to hearing it.
– Alan Robert Neal

We should never criticize ourselves for how long it took to learn a lesson. We should just be thankful that we learned it.
– Alan Robert Neal

The benefit of choosing self-responsibility, over blaming someone else, is that you have an in with the person who can do something about it.
– Alan Robert Neal

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