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

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back. Dale Carnegie

Don't fuss about trifles. Don't permit little things-the mere termites of life-to ruin your happiness. Dale Carnegie

Don't you have much more faith in ideas that you discover for yourself than in ideas that are handed to you on a silver platter? Dale Carnegie

Seventy per cent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they got rid of their fears and worries. Dale Carnegie

If you want to develop courage, do the thing you fear and keep on doing it until you have a record of successful experiences behind you. That is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. 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

People like people who help them like themselves. Dale Carnegie

you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry Dale Carnegie

Monotony reveals our limitations. Dale Carnegie

Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Dale Carnegie

Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, "I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you. Dale Carnegie

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

Psychiatrists declare that most of our fatigue derives from our mental and emotional attitudes... What kinds of emotional factors tire the sedentary (or sitting) worker? Joy? Contentment? No! Never! Boredom, resentment, a feeling of not being appreciated, a feeling of futility, hurry, anxiety, worry-those are the emotional factors that exhaust the sitting worker, make him susceptible to colds, reduce his output, and send him home with a nervous headache. Yes, we get tired because our emotions produce nervous tensions in the body. Dale Carnegie

Be a balanced optimist. Nobody is suggesting that you become an oblivious Pollyanna, pretending that nothing bad can or ever will happen. Doing so can lead to poor decisions and invites people to take advantage of you. Instead, be a rational optimist who takes the good with the bad, in hopes of the good ultimately outweighing the bad, and with the understanding that being pessimistic about everything accomplishes nothing. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best - the former makes you sensible, and the latter makes you an optimist. Dale Carnegie

An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy in his life. His reply was, "Things that never happened." Dale Carnegie

Close your eyes. You might try saying. . . something like this: "The sun is shining overhead. The sky is blue and sparkling. Nature is calm and in control of the world-and I, as nature's child, am in tune with the Universe." Or-better still-pray! Dale Carnegie

Whenever Roosevelt (Theodore) expected a visitor, he sat up late the night before, reading up on the subject in which he knew his guest was particularly interested. For Roosevelt knew, all the leaders royal road to a person's heart is to talk about the things he or she treasures most. Dale Carnegie

Try honest to see things from the other person's point of view. Dale Carnegie

The very best way in all the world to overcome self-consciousn ess and shyness is to get interested in other people and to think of them and, almost miraculously, your timidity will pass. Do something for other people. Practice deeds of kindness, acts of friendliness, and you'll be surprised to see what happens. Dale Carnegie

Put a 'stop-loss' order on your worries. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth- and refuse to give it any more. Dale Carnegie

Get the facts. Let's not even attempt to solve our problems without first collecting all the facts in an impartial manner. Dale Carnegie

Excitement radiates through your eyes, your face, your voice, your soul, and your whole personality. Dale Carnegie

We talk a lot about the importance of physical exercise to wake us up out of the half sleep in which so many of us walk around. But we need, even more, some spiritual and mental exercises every morning to stir us into action. Give yourself a pep talk every day. Dale Carnegie

You are something new in this world. 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

No one likes to feel that he or she is being sold some-thing or told to do a thing. We much prefer to feel that we are buying of our own accord or acting on our own ideas. We like to be consulted about our wishes, our wants, our thoughts. Dale Carnegie

Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise. Dale Carnegie

Each party should gain from the negotiation. Dale Carnegie

You must have a good time meeting people if you expect them to have a good time meeting you. Dale Carnegie

We are gods in the chrysalis. Dale Carnegie

Our trouble is not ignorance, but inaction. Dale Carnegie

Good speakers usually find when they finish that there have been four versions of the speech: the one they delivered, the one they prepared, the one the newspapers say was delivered, and the one on the way home they wish they had delivered. Dale Carnegie

Stop worrying and start living. Dale Carnegie

Improving yourself is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others. Dale Carnegie

People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves. Dale Carnegie

(A smile) costs nothing, but creates much. Dale Carnegie

When you're afraid keep your mind on what you have to do. And if you have been thoroughly prepared you will not be afraid. Dale Carnegie

Don't criticize, condemn or complain. Constantly criticizing, condemning and complaining is what breaks most relationships. Instead of criticizing and condemning, figure out how you can solve the problem together. Instead of focusing on blaming the other person for what they did wrong, focus on how you can avoid the problem next time. Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. Dale Carnegie

Life is bigger than processes and overflows and dwarfs them. Dale Carnegie

I wasn't interested in making a lot of money, but I was interested in making a lot of living. Dale Carnegie

Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you. Dale Carnegie

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

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

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. 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

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. 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

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

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. 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

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident. Dale Carnegie

Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself. Dale Carnegie

Tomorrow you may want to persuade somebody to do something. Before you speak, pause and as yourself, "How can I make this person want to do it? Dale Carnegie

Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes- and most fools do- but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes. Dale Carnegie

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. Dale Carnegie

Do the very best you can. Dale Carnegie

I can look back at my own life and see where a few words of praise have sharply changed my entire future. Can't you say the same thing about your life? Dale Carnegie

Think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass; and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do would make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass...if we do not take [tasks] one at a time and let them pass...slowly and evenly, then we are bound to break our own...structure. Dale Carnegie

There is only one excuse for a speaker's asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them. Dale Carnegie

Every day I pray. I yield myself to God and the tensions and anxieties go out of me and peace and power come in. Dale Carnegie

Almost all the progress ever made in human thought has been made by the Doubting Thomas's, the questioners, the challengers, the show-me crowd. Dale Carnegie

Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home. Dale Carnegie

Winning friends begins with friendliness. Dale Carnegie

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 today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success. Dale Carnegie

Knowledge is' power until it is applied. Dale Carnegie



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