Quotes by Dale Carnegie


Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
– Dale Carnegie

You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
– Dale Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
– Dale Carnegie
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
– Dale Carnegie
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
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
– Dale Carnegie
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
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
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
– 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
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
– Dale Carnegie
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
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
– Dale Carnegie
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
– 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
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
Keep on raging - to stop the aging.
– Dale Carnegie
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
– Dale Carnegie
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
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
– Dale Carnegie