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Dale Carnegie

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Born

Dale Harbison CarnageyNovember 24, 1888 Maryville, Missouri, U.S.

Died

November 1, 1955 Forest Hills, New York, U.S.

Resting place

Belton, Missouri

Occupation

Writer, lecturer

Notable works

How to Win Friends and Influence People How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Spouse

  • Lolita Baucaire ( m.  1927; div.  1931)
  • Dorothy Price Vanderpool ( m.   1944 )

Children

Donna Dale Carnegie,

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Dale Harbison 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.

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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

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.

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The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. - Dale Carnegie

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

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Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. - Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

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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

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.

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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 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.

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Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. - Dale Carnegie

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

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The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. - Dale Carnegie

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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

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.

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Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. - Dale Carnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

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

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

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

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

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Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. - Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

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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

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.

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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 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.

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