Popular Dale Carnegie Quotes

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


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.


There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.


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.


Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home.


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.


Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.


When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.


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


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


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. When you’re afraid, keep your mind on what you have to do…if you have been thoroughly prepared, you will not be afraid. We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.


We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.


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


Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.


Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.


An effective speaker knows that the success or failure of his talk is not for him to decide – it will be decided in the minds and hearts of his hearers.


If you want to conquer fear, don’t 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.


If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.


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.


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


Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.


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