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84 Dale Carnegie Quotes for Inspiration (WIN FRIENDS)

28 Wise Dale Carnegie Quotes to Live By

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
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.
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.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
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.
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.
Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
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.
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.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

If some people are so hungry for a feeling of importance that they actually go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by giving people honest appreciation this side of insanity.”

Dale Carnegie
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
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.
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.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.
Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
Our thoughts make us what we are.
Our thoughts make us what we are.

Why talk about what we want? That is childish. Absurd. Of course you are interested in what you want. You are eternally interested in it. But no one else is. The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want.”

Dale Carnegie
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?
Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?
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.
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.
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

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
All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.
All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.
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 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.
If you want to keep happiness, you have to share it.
If you want to keep happiness, you have to share it.
Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.
Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.
I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument — and that is to avoid it.
I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument — and that is to avoid it.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

29 Quotes From “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.
Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.
To be interesting, be interested.
To be interesting, be interested.
Three-fourths of the people you will meet are hungering for sympathy. Give it to them and they will love you.
Three-fourths of the people you will meet are hungering for sympathy. Give it to them and they will love you.
Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home.
Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home.
The rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.
The rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.
Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.
Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.
You can't win an argument. If you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
You can’t win an argument. If you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
Flaming enthusiasm backed up by horse sense and persistence is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Flaming enthusiasm backed up by horse sense and persistence is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.
The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.
Remember a name and call it easily and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment.
Remember a name and call it easily and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment.
All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward.
All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward.
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.
Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.
Arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him.
Arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him.
Ask questions instead of giving orders.
Ask questions instead of giving orders.
Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other person’s viewpoint.
Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other person’s viewpoint.
The average person is more interested in her own name than in all the other names on earth put together.
The average person is more interested in her own name than in all the other names on earth put together.
Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
Actions speak louder than words. A smile says, 'I like you. I am glad to see you.'
Actions speak louder than words. A smile says, ‘I like you. I am glad to see you.’
People are more likely to accept an order if they had a part in the decision that caused the order to be issued.
People are more likely to accept an order if they had a part in the decision that caused the order to be issued.
Criticism is dangerous because it wounds a person’s pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
Criticism is dangerous because it wounds a person’s pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.

27 Inspiring Dale Carnegie Quotes to Encourage and Empower You

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simply. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”

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.
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.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy.
Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy.

Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”

Dale Carnegie
For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life.
For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.
Winning friends begins with friendliness.
Winning friends begins with friendliness.
By fighting, you never get enough – but by yielding, you get more than you expected.
By fighting, you never get enough – but by yielding, you get more than you expected.

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
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
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.
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.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.

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
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.
Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
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.
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.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.
Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.

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

Dale Carnegie Short Biography

Best known for writing one of the classic self-help books ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ Dale Carnegie was a highly-sought-after speaker and lecturer in the world of personal development.

He garnered worldwide fame and national following which allowed him to grow the Dale Carnegie Institute into an international organization.

Dale Carnegie Institute is responsible for organizing courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills to help people live the lives of their dreams (even till today).

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

Here are some of the most impactful Dale Carnegie quotes so you can be inspired by his wisdom on how to cultivate successful relationships with the people around you.

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