51 Dale Carnegie Quotes to Inspire Success

Dale Carnegie’s words have inspired success in countless individuals, and his advice is just as relevant today as it was when he first wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1936. Dale Carnegie believed that success comes from winning people over, and his quotes reflect this view.

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In today’s competitive world, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and goals. However, Dale Carnegie’s words remind us that success comes from connecting with others and working together.

By making an effort to build relationships and understand others’ points of view, we can create opportunities for everyone to achieve their goals. Here are 51 of Dale Carnegie’s most inspiring quotes that we curated just for you. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these quotes by Dale Carnegie…

"A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language." - Dale Carnegie
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1) “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

2) “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘‘’I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.'”

3) “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.”

4) “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”

5) “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

6) “If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.”

7) “Arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him.”

8) “Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”

9) “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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"Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home." - Dale Carnegie
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10) “Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home.”

11) “Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”

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

13) “The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”

14) “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.”

15) “Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?”

16) “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness – and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

17) “When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”

18) “Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”

19) “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”

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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
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20) “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

21) “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.”

22) “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

23) “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 it.”

24) “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”

25) “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.”

26) “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

27) “No matter what happens, always be yourself.”

28) “Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.”

29) “One of the 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.”

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"Learning is an active process. We learn by doing...Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind."
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30) “Learning is an active process. We learn by doing…Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”

31) “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”

32) “Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.”

33) “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

34) “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.”

35) “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”

36) “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

37) “Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other person’s viewpoint.”

38) “Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.”

39) “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”

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"Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours." - Dale Carnegie
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40) “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.”

41) “Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.”

42) “The rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.”

43) “The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.”

44) “Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

45) “Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw the mud, the other saw stars.”

46) “The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.”

47) “When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.”

48) “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”

49) “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”

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"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
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50) “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

51) “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.”

5 Great Books by Dale Carnegie

1) How to Win Friends & Influence People

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How to Win Friends & Influence People
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 1998 Paperback New
  • Brand New
  • Officially Licensed
  • Dale Carnegie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

2) How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
  • Carnegie, Dale (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages – 10/05/2004 (Publication Date) – Gallery Books (Publisher)

3) The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Carnegie, Dale (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 163 Pages – 10/19/2020 (Publication Date) – Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd (Publisher)

4) How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Dale Carnegie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 178 Pages – Diamond Books (Publisher)

5) How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking

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How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking
  • Carnegie, Dale (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages – 07/04/2017 (Publication Date) – Gallery Books (Publisher)

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