Dale Carnegie Quotes

Who is Dale Carnegie?

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and public speaker who taught courses in self improvement, salesmanship and public speaking.

Carnegie is known for the classic books 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' and 'How to Stop Worrying and Start Living'.

Born November 24, 1888
Died November 01, 1955

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“3/4 of the people you will meet are hungering and thirsting for sympathy and attention. Give it to them, and they will love you.”

“A man convinced against his will,
is of the same opinion still.”

“Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy.”

“Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.”

“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

“Applause is a receipt, not a bill.”

“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.”

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”

“Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.”

“Do things for others and you’ll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.”

“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?”

“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”

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

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“Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.”

“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be.”

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“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.”

“If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.”

“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.”

“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.”

“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”

“Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can’t listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things.”

“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.”

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

“One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”

“Our thoughts make us what we are.”

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

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“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”

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