Dale Carnegie Quotes On Leadership, Friends, Sales

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. This Dale Carnegie quotes on leadership, public speaking will inspire you.

Best Dale Carnegie Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  2. “Your smile is a messenger of your goodwill.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  3. “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  4. “Improving yourself is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  5. “If you do something for someone else, never remember. If someone does something for you, never forget.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  6. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think about today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  7. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  8. “if you want to keep happy, you have to share it !” ~ Dale Carnegie
  9. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  10. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “If you want to be a good conversationalist, be a good listener. To be interesting, be interested.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  14. “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
  15. “Nobody is more persuasive than a good listener” ~ Dale Carnegie

  16. “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  17. “The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  18. “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
  19. “Today is the 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
  20. “Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  21. “The value of a smile… It costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  22. “Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  23. “Let’s never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  24. “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
  25. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  26. “The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  27. “The words “Think and Thank” are inscribed in many of the Cromwellian churches of England. These words ought to be inscribed in our hearts, too: “Think and Thank”. Think of all we have to be grateful for, and thank God for all our boons and bounties.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  28. “Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl, or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  29. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  30. “Face the thing that seems overwhelming and you will be surprised how your fear will melt away.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  31. “Why prove to a man he is wrong? Is that going to make him like you? Why not let him save face? He didn’t ask for your opinion. He didn’t want it. Why argue with him? You can’t win an argument, because if you lose, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior, you hurt his pride, insult his intelligence, his judgment, and his self-respect, and he’ll resent your triumph. That will make him strike back, but it will never make him want to change his mind. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  32. “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
  33. “Don’t ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time” ~ Dale Carnegie

  34. “Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes them strive to justify themselves. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts their sense of importance, and arouses resentment.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  35. “Listen first. Give your opponents a chance to talk. Let them finish. Do not resist, defend or debate. This only raises barriers. Try to build bridges of understanding.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  36. “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
  37. “It doesn’t work that makes you tired, it’s your mental attitude.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  38. “In talking with people, don’t begin by discussing the things on which you differ. Begin by emphasizing – and keep on emphasizing – the things on which you agree. Keep emphasizing, if possible, that you are both striving for the same end and that your only difference is one of method and not of purpose.” ~ Dale Carnegie quotes
  39. “Learning is an active process. We learn by doing… Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  40. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  41. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  42. “Do you know the most important trait a man can have?
    It is not executive ability; it is not a great mentality; it is not kindliness, nor courage, nor a sense of humor, though each of these is of tremendous importance.
    In my opinion, it is the ability to make friends, which, boiled down, means the ability to see the best in man.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  43. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  44. “Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.” ~ Dale Carnegie, Dale Carnegie quotes on friends
  45. “There is one all-important law of human conduct. If we obey that law, we shall almost never get into trouble. In fact, that law, if obeyed, will bring us countless friends and constant happiness. But the very instant we break the law, we shall get into endless trouble. The law is this: Always make the other person feel important.” ~ Dale Carnegie

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