One of the most famous developers of courses in self-improvement, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, Dale Carnegie helped millions of people who got stuck in the self-help section.
Dale Carnegie is the author of the groundbreaking book entitled How to Win Friends and Influence People, one of the best-selling self-help books of all time.
Carnegie was a man of humble beginnings. He started to teach public speaking classes for adults at the YMCA and within only two years he achieved such popularity that he founded his own Institute.
Carnegie knew that in order to find the “recipe”, he had to read the many stories of the most successful people and greatest leaders. This is how he perceived that people skills top the technical ones and that a person’s behavior can be changed by changing one’s behavior toward them.
The Dale Carnegie Institute has continued to expand and is now operating in 90 countries helping people build their self-confidence, enhance communication and people skills, develop leadership skills, improve attitude and reduce stress.
Here are 25 Dale Carnegie quotes to inspire you to keep trying and overcome your fears.
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 it.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
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.
When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.
If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.
Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?
Our thoughts make us what we are.
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.
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.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.
You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it.
All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.
If you want to keep happiness, you have to share it.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.