You cannot receive affection unless you will also give it. You cannot find others to love you, unless you also will love them. Love is only to be obtained by giving love in return. It is important to cultivate a cheerful and obliging disposition. You cannot be happy without it.
I have sometimes heard a girl say, "I know that I am very unpopular at school." Now this is a plain confession that she is very disobliging and unamiable in her disposition.
If your companions do not love you, it is your own fault. They cannot help loving you if you will be kind and friendly.
~The Original McGuffey's Eclectic Third Reader, 1837