35 Influential Dale Carnegie Quotes

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Powerful Dale Carnegie Quotes to Live By

 

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurt his sense of importance and arouses resentment.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy”
– Dale Carnegie

“Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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

“Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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.”
– 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.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment”
– Dale Carnegie

“For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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

“Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.”
– Dale Carnegie

“You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.”
– Dale Carnegie

“You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.”
– Dale Carnegie

“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.”
– Dale Carnegie

“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
– Dale Carnegie

“First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Names are the sweetest, most important sound in any language.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible”
– Dale Carnegie

“Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.”
– Dale Carnegie

“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

“Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic”
– Dale Carnegie

“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

“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

“To be interesting, be interested.”
– Dale Carnegie

“When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
– Dale Carnegie

“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .”
– Dale Carnegie

“Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.”
– 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.”
– Dale Carnegie


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