Dale Carnegie Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Dale Carnegie's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Writer Dale Carnegie's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 401 quotes on this page collected since November 24, 1888! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

  • If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.

  • Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

    Dale Carnegie, J. Oliver Crom, Michael A. Crom (2003). “The Sales Advantage: How to Get It, Keep It, and Sell More Than Ever”, p.62, Simon and Schuster
  • Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, 'I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.' That is why dogs make such a hit. They are so glad to see us that they almost jump out of their skins. So, naturally, we are glad to see them.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to win friends & influence people”, p.62, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to win friends & influence people”, p.120, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • If you increase your success by even a mere 10 percent, you have become 10 percent more effective as a leader than you were before.

  • If some people are so hungry for a feeling of importance that they actually go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by giving people honest appreciation this side of insanity.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to win friends & influence people”, p.29, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Do you know the most important trait a man can have? It is not executive ability; it is not a great mentality; it is not kindliness, nor courage, nor a sense of humor, though each of these is of tremendous importance. In my opinion, it is the ability to make friends, which, boiled down, means the ability to see the best in man.

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

  • Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means.

    Dale Carnegie (2012). “The Leader In You”, p.136, Simon and Schuster
  • If you have worries, there is no better way to eliminate them than by walking them off. Just take them out for a walk. They may take wings and fly away!

  • We can all endure disaster and tragedy, and triumph over them-if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to stop worrying & start living”, p.77, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Remember that unjust critisism is often a disquised compliment.

  • Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to win friends & influence people”, p.67, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Let's fight for our happiness by following a daily program of cheerful and constructive thinking.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to stop worrying & start living”, p.106, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • If you want enemies, excel your friends; but if you want friends, let your friends excel you.

    Dale Carnegie, General Press (2016). “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, p.132, GENERAL PRESS
  • Talk to anyone about himself positively and he'll listen without interruption.

  • You and I are standing this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. We can't possible live in either of those eternities - no, not even for a split second. But, by trying to do so, we can wreck both our bodies and our minds. So let's be content to live the only time we can possible live: from now until bedtime.

    Dale Carnegie (2012). “The Leader In You”, p.136, Simon and Schuster
  • The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.

  • Become genuinely interested in other people.

    Dale Carnegie (2012). “The Leader In You”, p.47, Simon and Schuster
  • Suppose you had inherited the same body and temperament and mind that Al Capone had. Suppose you had had his environment and experiences. You would then be precisely what he was. . . . For it is those things - and only those things - that made him what he was. . . . You deserve very little credit for being what you are - and remember, the people who come to you irritated, bigoted, unreasoning, deserve very little discredit for being what they are.

  • One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to stop worrying & start living”, p.22, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Enthusiasm is that ingredient of vitality mixed with a firm belief in what you are doing that ensures the success of any project you undertake.

  • I wasn't interested in making a lot of money, but I was interested in making a lot of living.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to stop worrying & start living”, p.2, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • You can't get anywhere in this world without wanting to do something.

  • Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes- and most fools do- but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes.

    Dale Carnegie (2010). “How To Win Friends and Influence People”, p.131, Simon and Schuster
  • 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?

    Newsweek, August 08, 1955.
  • When we have a brilliant idea, instead of making others think it is ours, why not let them cook and stir the idea themselves.

    Dale Carnegie (2016). “How to win friends & influence people”, p.49, Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • 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.

    Dale Carnegie (2010). “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, p.162, Simon and Schuster
  • Flattery is counterfeit, and like counterfeit money, it will eventually get you into trouble if you pass it to someone else.

    Dale Carnegie (2010). “How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job”, p.93, Simon and Schuster
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