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Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie One of the most well-known authors in the field of communication and public speaking, Dale Carnegie was born into poverty on a small farm in Missouri. Dedicated to public speaking from his teen years, he was active in debate in high school.

After completing College, he became a salesman for Armour and Company in Nebraska. Moving to New York City in pursuit of a career in acting, he gave classes in public speaking at the YMCA.

Soon he began developing courses on his own, and writing pamphlets that he would ultimately publish as books. Carnegie believed that the quickest way to develop self-esteem is through public speaking.

In the early 1930s he was well known for his books and a radio program. When he published "How to Win Friends and Influence People" in 1930, it enjoyed immediate success and went on to become one of the best-sellers of all time, selling well over 10 million copies in many languages.

This led to demand for him as a lecturer and writer: he began a syndicated newspaper column and organized the Dale Carnegie Institute for Effective Speaking and Human Relations, with branches all over the world. Mr. Carnegie lived to see the day when his name became nearly synonymous with the very kind of self-help ideas and advice that he promoted.

Dale Carnegie loved to teach others how to achieve success. His time-tested advice has helped many people to climb the ladder of success. How to Win Friends and Influence People remains one of the best-sellers of all time.

Dale Carnegie passed away in 1955, but his influence is still far reaching through the ideas shared in his courses and books.

Born: November 24, 1888
Died: November 1, 1955

Dale Carnegie Quotes ...

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." -- Dale Carnegie

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." -- 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

"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

"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 can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep." -- Dale Carnegie

"If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic." -- Dale Carnegie

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." -- 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

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." -- Dale Carnegie

"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

"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." -- Dale Carnegie

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way." -- Dale Carnegie

"You can close more business 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

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind." -- Dale Carnegie

"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." -- Dale Carnegie