Dale Carnegie was an American Author and lecturer in self-improvement, public speaking, interpersonal skills and salesmanship.
Dale Carnegie was the author of some of the world’s top selling books such as “How To Win Friends And Influence People” and “How To Stop Worrying And Start Living”.
25 Powerful Dale Carnegie Quotes
1. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
2. Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.’
3. 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 it.
4. 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.
5. One of the 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.
6. No matter what happens, always be yourself.
7. Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.
8. When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
9. 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.
10. One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
11. 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.
12. 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 inner conditions.
13. Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.
14. 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.
15. Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
16. The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.
17. “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive”
“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.”
18. You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
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.
19. The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.
20. Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.
21. Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
22. If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are.
23. 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?
24. “When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade”
“When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
25. The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.