Dale Carnegie Quotes

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. – Dale Carnegie

For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life. – Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. – Dale Carnegie

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie

Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view. – Dale Carnegie

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars. – Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. – Dale Carnegie

Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires. – Dale Carnegie

Everybody in the world is seeking happiness – and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inward conditions. – Dale Carnegie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. – Dale Carnegie

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. – Dale Carnegie

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. – Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. – Dale Carnegie

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. – Dale Carnegie

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. – Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. – Dale Carnegie

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. – Dale Carnegie

Keep on raging – to stop the aging. – Dale Carnegie

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. – Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible. – Dale Carnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie

An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy in his life. His reply was, “Things that never happened.” -Dale Carnegie

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident. – Dale Carnegie

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. – Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. – Dale Carnegie

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners. – Dale Carnegie

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie

Remember that a man’s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in the English language. – Dale Carnegie

Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said. – Dale Carnegie

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. – Dale Carnegie

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back. – Dale Carnegie

There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it. – Dale Carnegie

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. – Dale Carnegie

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. – Dale Carnegie

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use? – Dale Carnegie

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. – Dale Carnegie

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. – Dale Carnegie

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping . – Dale Carnegie

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. – Dale Carnegie

The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. – Dale Carnegie

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. – Dale Carnegie

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. – Dale Carnegie

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it. – Dale Carnegie

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. – Dale Carnegie

You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you. – Dale Carnegie

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. – Dale Carnegie

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. – Dale Carnegie

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. – Dale Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. – Dale Carnegie Quote

Applause is a receipt, not a bill. – Dale Carnegie



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