Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
"Dale Harbison Carnegie" was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in Self-help/self-improvement, salesmanship, Training and development/corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books.
One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's behavior toward them.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Dale Carnegie on Wikipedia.
It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain; 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.
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
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. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
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.
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.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
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.
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 is discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
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.
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.
Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting.