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Dale Carnegie
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You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. Dale Carnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible. Dale Carnegie

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade. Dale Carnegie

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most often makes for success. Dale Carnegie

Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I did' think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?" Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people? Dale Carnegie

Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours. Dale Carnegie

If your own mind is muddled, much more will the minds of your hearers be confused. Dale Carnegie

History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their convictions and emotions to their listeners. Dale Carnegie

What is the answer to this fatigue? Relax! Relax! Relax! Learn to relax while you are doing your work! Dale Carnegie

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation. Dale Carnegie

Take stock of your fears now and see how many of them are senseless. If you are honest with yourself you will probably find most of them are groundless. Dale Carnegie

...Be grateful for what you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you. Dale Carnegie

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

If we merely try to impress people and get people interested in us, we will never have many true, sincere friends. Friends, real friends, are not made that way. Dale Carnegie

This is a hurried age we're living in. If you've got anything to say, say it quickly, get to the point and stop, and give the other man a chance to talk. Dale Carnegie

If you act enthusiastic, you'll be enthusiastic! Dale Carnegie

Always avoid the acute angle. Dale Carnegie

If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. Dale Carnegie

If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving. Dale Carnegie

Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell. Dale Carnegie

A barber lathers a man before he shaves him. Dale Carnegie

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

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. Dale Carnegie

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

Applause is a receipt, not a bill. Dale Carnegie

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. Dale Carnegie

The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself. Dale Carnegie

Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest. Dale Carnegie

Remember that unjust critisism is often a disquised compliment. Dale Carnegie

If we speak poorly about that which we do well... people will assume we perform poorly! Dale Carnegie

We can all endure disaster and tragedy, and triumph over them-if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think. Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance Dale Carnegie

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates Dale Carnegie

Try leaving a trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. Dale Carnegie

Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you. Dale Carnegie

If you want to be a good conversationalist, be a good listener. To be interesting, be interested. Dale Carnegie

People aren't interested in you. They're interested in themselves Dale Carnegie

If You Have A Lemon, Make A Lemonade That is what a great educator does. But the fool does the exact opposite. If he finds that life has handed him a lemon, he gives up and says: "I'm beaten. It is fate. I haven't got a chance." Then he proceeds to rail against the world and indulge in an orgy of selfpity. But when the wise man is handed a lemon, he says: "What lesson can I learn from this misfortune? How can I improve my situation? How can I turn this lemon into a lemonade? Dale Carnegie

If you want enemies, excel your friends; but if you want friends, let your friends excel you. 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

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. Dale Carnegie

To be interesting, be interested. Dale Carnegie

Our thoughts make us what we are. Dale Carnegie

You can dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of your life. It's easy Dale Carnegie

If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie

I realize now that people are not thinking about you and me or caring what is said about us. They are thinking about themselves-before breakfast, after breakfast, and right on until ten minutes past midnight. They would be a thousand times more concerned about a slight headache of their own than they would about the news of your death or mine. Dale Carnegie

Millions of people have wrecked their lives in angry turmoil, because they refused to accept the worst; refused to try to improve upon it; refused to salvage what they could from the wreck. Instead of trying to reconstruct their fortunes, they engaged in a bitter and "violent contest with experience"- and ended up victims of that brooding fixation known as melancholia. Dale Carnegie

In a Nutshell - Fundamental Techniques In Handling People; Principle 1 - Don't criticize, condemn or complain; Principle 2 - Give honest and sincere appreciation; Principle 3 - Arouse in the other person an eager want. Dale Carnegie

I tend to think shorts are too casual That's just not businesslike. Dale Carnegie

Tell a child, a husband or an employee that he is stupid or dumb at a certain thing, that he has no gift for it, and that he is doing it all wrong and you have destroyed almost every incentive to try to improve. But use the opposite technique, be liberal with encouragement; make the thing seem easy to do, let the other person know that you have faith in his ability to do it, that he has an undeveloped flair for it - and he will practice until the dawn comes in at the window in order to excel. Dale Carnegie

Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. Dale Carnegie

Talk to anyone about himself positively and he'll listen without interruption. Dale Carnegie

If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism - no matter how certain we are that it is justified. Dale Carnegie

If you must make a mistake, make a new one each time. Dale Carnegie

Your thoughts make you what you are; by changing our ? thoughts we can change our lives. Dale Carnegie

We nourish the bodies of our children and friends and employees, but how seldom do we nourish their selfesteem? We provide them with roast beef and potatoes to build energy, but we neglect to give them kind words of appreciation that would sing in their memories for years like the music of the morning stars. Dale Carnegie

Believe you will be successful and you will. Dale Carnegie

Let's not imitate others.Let's find ourselves and be ourselves. Dale Carnegie

The trouble with most of us is that we keep our eyes closed to opportunities that thrust themselves at us; and rare is the man who searches for his opportunity or sees one even when he stumbles over it. Dale Carnegie

So if you aspire to be a good conversationali st, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments Dale Carnegie

Three-fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them, and they will love you. Dale Carnegie

Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. Dale Carnegie

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

Don't ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time Dale Carnegie

Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too. Dale Carnegie

If you can be sure of being right only 55 percent of the time, you can go down to Wall Street and make a million dollars a day. If you can't be sure of being right even 55 percent of the time, why should you tell other people they are wrong? Dale Carnegie

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. Dale Carnegie

One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. Dale Carnegie

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

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



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