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Dale Carnegie Quotes

(1888-1955), American Author, Trainer

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

Category: Preparation

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.

Category: Presentation

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.

Category: Purpose

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.

Category: Results

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.

Category: Risk

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Category: Success

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.

Category: Things And Little Things

One of the most 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.

Category: Tragedies

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Category: Will And Will Power

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. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

Category: Words

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

Category: Work

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?

Category: Worry