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Dale Carnegie Quotes

Self-development pioneer and author of the long term best seller How to Win Friends and Influence People.
(1888 - 1955)

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'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.

Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy.

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

Add up what you have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world.

All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.

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.
[The Present]

All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

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.

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.

Believe you will be successful and you will.

Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

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.

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

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.

Do things for others and you'll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.
[Helping Other People]

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

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

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