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Dale Carnegie Quotes

1888-1955

Dale Carnegie

A pioneer in public speaking and personality development, be encouraged by these inspirational Dale Carnegie quotes. Dale Carnegie is perhaps the most well-known author in the field of communication and public speaking. He was born in Maryville, Missouri, USA. He grew up on a small farm, and endured the struggles and poverty of farming life. He had a strong belief that the quickest way to develop a persons self esteem was by public speaking. His book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", was published in 1930 and has sold well over 10 million copies. His books continue to help people worldwide. He truly believes in the saying, "Believe that you will succeed, and you will".


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



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



  3. "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 blooming outside our windows today."
    Dale Carnegie
    Quote of The Day



  4. Nobody was more amazed than I was when the book (How To Win Friends and Influence People) began to sell up in those figures.
    Dale Carnegie
    Amazing



  5. "The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid."
    Dale Carnegie
    Defeat



  6. But the person who has technical knowledge plus the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people - that person is headed for higher earning power.
    Dale Carnegie, How to win friends & influence people
    Leadership



  7. "When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity."
    Dale Carnegie
    Motivational



  8. "Practise, practise, PRACTISE in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practise in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking."
    Dale Carnegie, The Art Of Public Speaking
    Fear



  9. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. Dale Carnegie
  10. "You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
    Dale Carnegie
    Success   |



  11. "The gaining of self-confidence and courage and the ability to think calmly and clearly while talking to a group is not one-tenth as difficult as most men imagine."
    Dale Carnegie, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking
    Confidence



  12. "To develop courage when you are facing an audience, act as if you already have it."
    Dale Carnegie, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking
    Courage



  13. "Over-confidence is bad, but to tolerate premonitions of failure is worse, for a bold man may win attention by his very bearing, while a rabbit-hearted coward invites disaster."
    Dale Carnegie, The Art Of Public Speaking
    Tolerance



  14. "If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance."
    Dale Carnegie
    Memory



  15. "So let's be content to live the only time we can possibly live: from now until bedtime."
    Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
    Live Life



  16. "All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust."
    Dale Carnegie
    Cute Quotes



  17. "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 happines that you had thought could never be yours."
    Dale Carnegie
    Life



  18. Keep your mind open to change all the time. Dale Carnegie
  19. "Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress."
    Dale Carnegie
    Quotes about Change



  20. "Just because the means of communication are readily available doesn't mean that people have learned to communicate well."
    Dale Carnegie, The Leader in You
    Communication



  21. "On the other hand, one of the most important means of developing power in public speaking is to pause either before or after, or both before and after, an important word or phrase."
    Dale Carnegie
    Your Weakness



  22. "Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you; and never again throughout all the ages to come will there ever be anybody exactly like you again."
    Dale Carnegie, How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job
    Be Yourself



  23. Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
    Dale Carnegie
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words Quotes



  24. "If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until, death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism - no matter how certain we are that it is justified."
    Dale Carnegie, How to win friends and influence people
    Gossip



  25. "If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable."
    Dale Carnegie
    Happy



  26. "Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date."
    Dale Carnegie
    Happiness



  27. "Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
    Dale Carnegie
    Positive Thinking



  28. If you believe you will fail, there is no hope for you. You will. Dale Carnegie
  29. "If you believe you will fail, there is no hope for you. You will."
    Dale Carnegie
    Believe



  30. "So take the offensive against your fears. Go out to meet them, battle them, conquer them by sheer boldness at every opportunity."
    Dale Carnegie
    Bold



  31. "Life is a ceaseless change. The only certainty is today. Why mar the beauty of living today by trying to solve the problems of a future that is shrouded in ceaseless change and uncertainty - a future that no one can possibly foretell?"
    Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
    Future



  32. "Your self-confidence strengthens as you learn to speak to others, and your whole personality grows warmer and better. This means that you are better off emotionally, and if you are better off emotionally, you are better off physically."
    Dale Carnegie, The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
    Health



  33. 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
  34. "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
    Attitude



  35. "Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars…or your two legs… or your hands…or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate them."
    Dale Carnegie
    Appreciation



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



  37. "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
    Work



  38. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade. Dale Carnegie
  39. "When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade."
    Dale Carnegie
    Funny Quotes



  40. "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying."
    Dale Carnegie
    Funny Quotes about Life



  41. "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
    Friend



  42. "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
    Top Ten Quotes on Worry



  43. Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Dale Carnegie
  44. "Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."
    Dale Carnegie
    Communication Apprehension



  45. "If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?"
    Dale Carnegie
    Define Interpersonal Skills



  46. "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
    Habits

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