Dale Carnegie

United States
24 Nov 1888 // 1 Nov 1955
Writer / Lecturer

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The expression one wears on ones face is far more important than the clothes one wears on ones back.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
There is only one way under high heaven to get anybody to do anything. Did you ever stop to think of that? Yes, just one way. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
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.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Become meaningful in your interactions and the path to success in any endeavor is simpler and far more sustainable.

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
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.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
By becoming interested in the cause, we are less likely to dislike the effect.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays