Dale Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey

Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey

American Writer and Lecturer, Developed Courses in Self-Improvement, Salesmanship, Corporate Training, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills

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The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

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.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes further is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore.

Strange that we so seldom recognize happiness until it has passed, that we rarely recognize it when it is on our doorstep.

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.

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

One of the surest ways of making a friend and influencing the opinion of another is to give consideration to his opinion, to let him sustain his feeling of importance.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler; "Live in day-tight compartments.

Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will but forget yourself, forget about the impression you are trying to make.

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

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.

Mix judgment with ambition and season it with energy. It makes a splendid recipe for success.

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.

Make a man laugh a good hearty laugh, and you have paved the way for friendship. When a man laughs with you, he is some extent, likes you.

Life truly is a boomerang. What you give, you get.

Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things.

It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.

Keep your mind open to change at all time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.

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

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.

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.

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

If you want to be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Happiness is within you. It comes from doing some certain thing into which you can put all your thought and energy. If you want to be happy, get enthusiastic about something.

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

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American Writer and Lecturer, Developed Courses in Self-Improvement, Salesmanship, Corporate Training, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills