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35 Inspirational Dale Carnegie Quotes On Success

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35 Inspirational Dale Carnegie Quotes On Success

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, 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, a bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Lincoln the Unknown, 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. May his quotes inspire you to become a person of success so that you live your dreams.

1. “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” Dale Carnegie

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

3. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

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

5. “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

6. “Rule number one: Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.” Dale Carnegie

7. “Be 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

8. “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.” Dale Carnegie

9. Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” Dale Carnegie

10. “Fear is the result of a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence is the result of not knowing what you can do. A lack of knowing what you can do is caused by a lack of experience. A lack of experience is caused by a lack of doing something new.” Dale Carnegie

11. “When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic but creatures of emotion.” Dale Carnegie

12. “People like people who help them like themselves.” Dale Carnegie

13. “Keep busy. It’s the cheapest kind of medicine there is.” Dale Carnegie

14. “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

15. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” Dale Carnegie

16. “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.” Dale Carnegie

17. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.” Dale Carnegie

18. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” Dale Carnegie

19. “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.” Dale Carnegie

20. “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

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

22. “The only way on earth to influence the other fellow is to talk about what he wants and show him how to get it.” Dale Carnegie

23. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie

24. “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.” Dale Carnegie

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

26. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

27. “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Dale Carnegie

28. “Three-fourths of the people you will meet tomorrow are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them and they will love you.” Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

32. “Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.” Dale Carnegie

33. “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours og doing.” Dale Carnegie

34. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Dale Carnegie

35. “Our thoughts make us what we are.” Dale Carnegie

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.



  1. Benojir

    October 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you Mr. Asad for a good collection of Dale Carnegie quotes.

    • Asad Meah

      October 30, 2018 at 12:35 am

      Glad you enjoyed the quotes Benojir

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