55 Powerful Dale Carnegie Quotes To Live By

Dale Carnegie was an author who wrote a book on how to lead others.

Dale Carnegie was an American teacher and writer that taught courses in self-improvement, sales, corporate training and public speaking.

He is best remembered for his books, however, including ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’, which was listed by Tai Lopez as one of his most recommended books to read!

These best Dale Carnegie quotes are sure to inspire you to start your day on a positive note.

55 Powerful Dale Carnegie Quotes

Make a conscious effort to act in a way that will help you become happy.

I think it takes a lot of character and self control to be understanding and forgiving when others try to pick apart your beliefs, your morals, and your actions.

Criticism is a double-edged sword. It either wounds someone’s pride or it can lead to growth and positive change. Unfortunately, people often take criticism to heart and become defensive. I believe this is one main reason that most people avoid criticism.

Dale Carnegie said that you shouldn’t be afraid of your enemies, but you should be afraid of your friends.

When something seems complicated, don’t let a few people’s bad behavior make you feel that you should give up. People are the problem, not the answer.

It’s in your hands to choose your own destiny. You have the strength and courage to live your own life, the choice to create your own future. You will do what you set out to do, to the best of your ability, whether you win or lose. And you have the power to decide to change your life for the better. It’s all up to you.

If people are so hungry for admiration of importance that they go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by being honest and appreciative this side of insanity.

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, then 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.

You will remember the knowledge you use. You will remember the knowledge you need. You will remember the knowledge you can use.

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Life is a journey and a journey is not always easy, but if we have the courage to take chances in life and do things that we don’t usually do, we will be able to learn a lot in the process.

As we have all been taught to seek advice from all around. We are told to seek out as many opinions as we can about our decisions. Often times we need to hear someone else’s advice to be happy in our current situation. This is a good thing. However, it is important to not just take the opinions of others. It is crucial to find out what we think and why we think so.

When someone is convinced against their will, it seems like no matter what the person does or says, they still feel the same way.

I tend to be a bit of an asshole to people. I have done my fair share of work for non-profits, and this doesn’t come naturally to me. I need to remember that we can talk things through. People are not just machines – I can treat people like that, but I still have to talk to them on level footing to get things done.

By trying to get other people interested in you, you will not make more friends in 2 months than by becoming interested in other people.

There are many things in life that can be controlled, but one thing you can’t control is the way you feel about it. If you try to control your feelings you will only feel frustrated. So focus on the feelings and enjoy them in the moment.

Some men were so filled with self-conceit and so occupied with their own importance that they thought life was something that could be endured and that they were not required to live or to die. But then they woke up from their slumber and found themselves facing life. They did not find happiness, but they found themselves. That is why life was more difficult for them and why they found happiness.

Most of us are well aware of the negative effects of failure. We’ve all tasted the bitter taste of failure. However, we don’t learn very much from our failures. Often, failure can serve as a useful stepping stone to success. By learning from the failures we’ve experienced, we can avoid similar mistakes in the future and improve the success rate of our endeavors.

A strong person is one who does something that could be considered a “little job”. But even though it may be a “little job”, it is a job that will make you that much stronger if you do it well.

When you feel bad you are not doing the best that you can.

There is one more tip, but I prefer to keep it to myself. That tip is about the last page of the book.
What to do when you are overwhelmed.

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Happiness depends on what we think about it, and we can have many thoughts that make us unhappy.

The best way to conquer fear is actually by acting. Think about a time you acted in a way you were scared of, doing something you had never done before.

The important things in life are accomplished by people who keep on trying when there seems to be no hope at all.

Work can become monotonous if we do not exercise self-discipline, otherwise we tend to be stressed.

Talk to
someone about themselves
and they’ll listen for hours.

One of the best things you can do in a life is have others judge you based not on the words you speak, but what you are.

The thing to do is to have interest in the things that are going on with others. By doing this you will be able to connect with others.

When you get a frustrating project, find a way to make it easier.

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You can’t win an argument, because if you lose it, you suffer a loss. If you win it, you suffer a loss.

Feeling is the experience of the body, while action is the experience of the mind. Feeling can either promote or discourage an action, but action can’t lead to feeling.

Being able to communicate effectively with people, or in our case, the people who are our customers can bring in big business.

If you are going to do something hard, go ahead and do it first. Make sure it’s good before you do it. Easy jobs are going to take care of themselves.

There are different views about what patriotism should be. Some would say that a country should support itself. Some would say that a country should support others. These different views leads to wars.

You can only do well if you allow yourself to do badly, prepare to accept bad situations and then you can improve on that.

Good advice. I’ve found this to be true in all of my professional and personal pursuits. Avoiding an argument is often your best bet. If, however, you must be in a debate, it’s a good practice to make sure you understand what you’re debating and know the opponent’s position before you enter the debate.

People are not there to judge you on how they think you look, but instead to see the person you are trying to become. And, if you are working on a goal that you want to share with the world, then it will be a lot easier for you to accomplish the task.

This is a quote by many people, but I found it more suitable to use in the same context:
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible.

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 Happiness cannot depend on who you are, what you have, or anywhere else but what you think; what you think is what you are.

The audience should not be confused, so say what you mean and mean what you say.

The world is divided into four categories. The world is evaluated based on these categories: what you do, how you look, what you say, and how you say it.

The most important thing that you can do to become a true ally to people of other cultures is to try to see things from their point of view, not your own. Remember that people of other cultures may be just as human as you are, and they want the same things that you want: a good education, a good job, and above all a family.


You are just not feeling equal. You feel like you should be a better programmer. If you think like that you are going to fail.

You are just not feeling equal. You feel like you should be a better programmer. If you think that you are going to fail.

You are just not feeling equal. You feel like you should be a better programmer. If you think that you are going to fail.

Success is something that you can only find once you start to love what you are doing.

The truth is that a smile says it all. If you want to send a secret signal to a potential romantic partner, a smile says that you want to get to know him or her, and that you are happy to see them.

Empathy is a huge part of the way we can relate and communicate. It’s the foundation of compassion and kindness, and can be the difference between a productive relationship and a destructive one.

Fear will never drive you from your goal if you are determined to reach that goal. Keep forging ahead, even if you are going to fail again and again. Keep doing the thing that scares you most. If you fail, just start again. If you feel overwhelmed, just start again. If you are afraid of public speaking, just start again.

We believe that fear exists only in the mind. Our purpose is simply to help our guests relax and unwind from whatever issues they have been facing, and to have fun.

I have been a constant source of passion and enthusiasm, but I have also been stubborn, persistent, and I have a bit of horse sense.

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If you can’t help yourself, don’t worry about your liabilities. Let your creditors worry, so you can sleep well at night.

There’s a common misconception that happiness can be found by getting a high paying job, buying a big house, or getting a lot of followers on Instagram. This advice is wrong because we often place too much emphasis on the external world and fail to look at our own inner happiness. We have a tendency to compare ourselves to others and end up feeling bad about ourselves if we are not doing better than people we look up to.

If you want to achieve anything, you first have to name it. If you don’t name it, you can’t achieve it.

Many people want to be successful. Happiness is not always associated with being successful, but you can learn to focus on your success.

The most interesting thing about creating a successful business or work of any kind is the pleasure in having the pleasure of it.

In the past, we made a poor choice by deciding to do something. In the future, we will make a better choice by realizing that we need to find people who want to do it.

We all have different sets of skills and talents that we could improve upon, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Dale Carnegie said that we can conquer almost any fear if we make up our minds to do so. In other words, if we decide to, we will not be afraid anymore. To conquer our fears, we need to believe in ourselves.


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