Dale Harbison Carnegie (18881955) was an American writer and lecturer. He was a pioneer in developing self-improvement courses.
885. There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
886. Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
887. 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 will tend to take care of themselves.
888. 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.
889. Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
890. Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
603. I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
604. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
605. Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
606. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
607. the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
608. Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
609. In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
497. The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping.
498. 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.
499. 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.
500. 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. Dale Carnegie
501. Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
502. Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
16. Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy.
17. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
18. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurt his sense of importance and arouses resentment.
19. Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
20. Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
21. For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life.
22. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.