Dale Carnegie Quotes
Most popular Dale Carnegie Quotes
So if you want people to like you. Rule 1 is: Become genuinely interested in other people.
Show respect for the other man's opinions. Never tell a man he is wrong.
So if you want people to like you, Rule 6 is: Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
So, if you want to make people like you, Rule 5 is: Talk in terms of the other man's interests.
Remember that a man's name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
So if you want people to like you, Rule 4 is: Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
Give unto others what we would have others give unto us.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain—and most do.
Do you want to make friends? Be friendly. Forget yourself.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain—and most fools do.
The best argument is that which seems merely like an explanation.
The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
Abilities wither under criticism, they blossom under encouragement.
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
It is the way we react to circumstances that determine our feelings.
You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing.
Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world.
Until we can tolerate our own company, we cannot expect other people to be overjoyed by our presence.
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
So the only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
When you're afraid, keep your mind on what you have to do...if you have been thoroughly prepared, you will not be afraid.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
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.
Three-fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for appreciation. Give it to them and they will love you.
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain — and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect, or engineer.
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but also with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
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?
I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person's precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. "To know all is to forgive all."