100 Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes On Leadership, Fear

These Dale Carnegie quotes from his famous books How to win friends and influence people & How to stop worrying and start living will teach you to never give up in your life.

Dale Carnegie was born on November 24, 1888, was an American writer and lecturer. He had also developed many courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

The author of the best-selling book How to win friends and influence people which was published in 1936 and is still popular today, Carnegie has helped many people who got stuck in the self-help section. His books are mainly based on the idea that it is possible to change other people’s behavior by changing one’s behavior towards them.

How To Stop Worrying And Start Living Quotes By Dale Carnegie

Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he taught public speaking classes at the YMCA, and within a couple of years, he became so popular that he opened his own institute.

Dale Carnegie Institute has grown in the past years and now it is operating in around 90 countries. These institutes are helping people in developing leadership skills, improve their attitude and reduce stress.

Here we are sharing a collection of Dale Carnegie Quotes on happiness, communication, and fear for you to grow and develop a positive attitude towards your life.

Dale Carnegie Quotes

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie

“You can dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of your life. It’s easy”
― Dale Carnegie

“When the friendly jailer gave Socrates the poison cup to drink, the jailer said: “Try to
bear lightly what needs must be.” Socrates did. He faced death with a calmness and
resignation that touched the hem of divinity.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. ”
― Dale Carnegie

“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be. ”
― Dale Carnegie

“Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“If you want enemies, excel your friends; but if you want friends, let your friends excel you.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“A man convinced against his will
Is of the same opinion still”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“To be interesting, be interested.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Leadership

“Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.”
― Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Why talk about what we want? That is childish. Absurd. Of course, you are interested in what you want. You are eternally interested in it. But no one else is. The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“If You Want to Gather Honey, Don’t Kick Over the Beehive”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurt his sense of importance and arouses resentment.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People Quotes By Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Best Quotes

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Once I did bad and that I heard ever. Twice I did good, but that I heard never.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“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, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Best Quotes

“Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent’s goodwill.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walk a lonely way.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Best Quotes

“Winning friends begins with friendliness.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“We are interested in others when they are interested in us.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“The only reason, for example, that you are not a rattlesnake is that your mother and father weren’t rattlesnakes. You deserve very little credit for being what you are”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Remember that other people may be totally wrong. But they don’t think so.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Best Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Fear

“Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“A barber lathers a man before he shaves him.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“That is what every successful person loves: the game. The chance for self-expression. The chance to prove his or her worth, to excel, to win.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“The secret of his success? “I will speak ill of no man,” he said, “. . and speak all the good I know of everybody.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“People who can put themselves in the place of other people, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for them.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Communication

“about 15 percent of one’s financial success is due to one’s technical knowledge and about 85 percent is due to skill in human engineering—to personality and the ability to lead people.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“The reason why rivers and seas receive the homage of a hundred mountain streams is that they keep below them. Thus they are able to reign over all the mountain streams. So the sage, wishing to be above men, putteth himself below them; wishing to be before them, he putteth himself behind them. Thus, though his place be above men, they do not feel his weight; though his place is before them, they do not count it an injury.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“To change somebody’s behavior, change the level of respect she receives by giving her a fine reputation to live up to. Act as though the trait you are trying to influence is already one of the person’s outstanding characteristics.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Communication

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“By becoming interested in the cause, we are less likely to dislike the effect.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Communication

“If you want to know how to make people shun you and laugh at you behind your back and even despise you, here is the recipe: Never listen to anyone for long. Talk incessantly about yourself. If you have an idea while the other person is talking, don’t wait for him or her to finish: bust right in and interrupt in the middle of a sentence.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Today is the life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Communication

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”
― Dale Carnegie

“When two partners always agree, one of them is not necessary.” If there is some point you haven’t thought about, be thankful if it is brought to your attention.”
― Dale Carnegie

“If you want to be enthusiastic,
act enthusiastic.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today”
― Dale Carnegie

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.”
― Dale Carnegie

“The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.”
― Dale Carnegie

“There is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument – and that is to avoid it .”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

Dale Carnegie Famous Quotes

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work in the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegia

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has is sure to be listened to.”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry”
― Dale Carnegie

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Happiness

“When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
― Dale Carnegie

“You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.”
― Dale Carnegie

“One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that 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.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Happiness

“You are going to survive. And good things are going to start to happen again. And one day you are going to look back and this will not even be such a bad thing”
― Dale Carnegie

“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.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
― Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Happiness

“One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is that they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Our thoughts make us what we are.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“…the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie Quotes On Happiness

How To Stop Worrying And Start Living Quotes By Dale Carnegie

“Think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass, and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do would make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass…if we do not take [tasks] one at a time and let them pass…slowly and evenly, then we are bound to break our own…structure.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“if you want to keep happiness, you have to share it !”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“Let’s never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt
ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never
waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“When I asked him -Mr. Henry Ford- if he ever worried, he replied: “No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that everything will work out for the best in the end.
So what is there to worry about?”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“No matter what happens, always be yourself.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie Motivational Quotes

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How To Stop Worrying And Start Living Quotes By Dale Carnegie

Did you learn something from Dale Carnegie’s quotes?

Did you know that Dale Carnegie was before Dale Carnagey and he changed the spelling of his surname in 1919  in honor of the steel magnate and to make it easier for others to remember? By the time of Dale’s death, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold over five million copies in 31 languages and this book is still popular even after so many decades.

We hope Dale Carnegie’s quotes on leadership and communication from this best-selling book How To Win Friends And Influence People will make you believe in the idea of Carnegie that it is possible to influence others by changing our behavior. Be good. You will find goodness.

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