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Dale Carnegie

(1888-1955) American Educator


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Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.


Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.


Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer.


Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.


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.


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.


Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.


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.


Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.


Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.


The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.


The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?


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 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.

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