Don’t Be a Knocker

don't be a knocker
Don’t Be A Knocker

Knocking is one of the easiest things in the world to do.  It only takes a thimblefull of brains.  And it is the cheapest and easiest way to attract attention.  But it is a mighty expensive amusement.  Everybody hates a knocker.

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down.  The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors.  The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him.  Don’t knock your friends.  Don’t knock your enemies.  Don’t knock yourself.

Don’t say cutting things.  Speak pleasantly of everybody whether you are pleasantly disposed or not.  Boost and you will be boosted.  Knock and you will be knocked.

-Dr. Frank Crane

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    • Ellie
    • November 30, 2010

    That is so true.. Love it

      • March 19, 2011

      just great ..just great.. seem to be peeping in life..very true…loved it…knock and be knocked…just great..

    • Lee
    • November 30, 2010

    Hello Shawn, sorry I have not replied to your comments lately but I have had a tough couple weeks. I hope to catch up soon.

    The reason people knock other people because it makes them feel superior; when in fact any wise person can see right through them. Any person who laughs at someone being put down is just as bad as the person doing it. You will gain greater respect if you treat people with kindness and consideration. If you are as great as you think you are you don’t have to shout it by knocking other people. People who are great in fact are well known and respected, they are the humble ones, the quiet achievers.

    I hope you have a lovely day!

    • Pat
    • March 10, 2019

    But then is there no social responsibility to tell the truth when something needs to be said? I remember when I was young, people KNEW that Adolph Hitler was a terror, but most failed to say anything. THEN, when it was too late, the world suffered the consequences. his is always a troubling problem for me.

    As someone who tries to reflect the principles, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, humility and honesty of Jesus of Nazareth, I feel obligated to point out evil when it rears its ugly head. Particularly when it affects the whole country and the world… like politics, government, ethics and so forth. Life is truly challenging. I try to do the right thing but there are always conflicting views. I continue to weigh what is the right thing for me to do….

    1. Reply

      VERY GREAT POINTS, Pat. I think it just means to not complain about people’s little shortcomings, grumbling about things you can’t control, like traffic lights, and just not being an unpleasant person. 🙂

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