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    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.
    — Dale Carnegie
    First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
    — Dale Carnegie
    The biggest lesson I have learned is the stupendous importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, I would know what you are, for your thoughts make you what you are; by changing our thoughts, we can change our lives.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: lessons  live  thoughts 
     
    Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: time  people 
     
    Remember that other people may be totally wrong. But they don't think so. Don't condemn them. Any fool can do that. Try to understand them. Only wise, tolerant, exceptional people even try to do that.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people  wrong  wise  fools 
     
    One of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys our ability to concentrate. When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision. However, when we force ourselves to face the worst and accept it mentally, we then eliminate all those vague imaginings and put ourselves in a position in which we are able to concentrate on our problem.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Get the facts. Let's not even attempt to solve our problems without first collecting all the facts in an impartial manner.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: problem  facts 
     
    Three-fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them, and they will love you.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people 
     
    You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: achieve  success 
     
    Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: enemies  people  hurt  enemy  thinking 
     
    The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.
    — Dale Carnegie
    An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Enthusiasm is the dynamics of your personality. Without it, whatever abilities you may possess lie dormant; and it is safe to say that nearly every man has more latent power than he ever learns to use. You may have knowledge, sound judgment, good reasoning faculties; but no one-not even yourself-will know it until you discover how to put your heart into thought and action.
    — Dale Carnegie
    When dealing with people, let us remember that we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. ...Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
    — Dale Carnegie
    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.
    — Dale Carnegie
    The value of a smile... It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Once you have made a careful decision based on facts, go into action. Don't stop to reconsider. Don't begin to hesitate, worry, and retrace your steps. Don't lose yourself in self-doubting which begets other doubts. Don't keep looking back over your shoulder.
    — Dale Carnegie
    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.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people  process 
     
    Fear is the result of a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence is the result of not knowing what you can do. A lack of knowing what you can do is caused by a lack of experience. A lack of experience is caused by a lack of doing something new.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Live an active life among people who are doing worthwhile things, keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. The world will listen, for the world loves nothing so much as real life.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: truth  people  heart  live  world  eyes  real  mind 
     
    You are something new in this world. Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you; and never again throughout all the ages to come will there ever be anybody exactly like you again.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: time  world  age 
     
    I realize now that people are not thinking about you and me or caring what is said about us. They are thinking about themselves-before breakfast, after breakfast, and right on until ten minutes past midnight. They would be a thousand times more concerned about a slight headache of their own than they would about the news of your death or mine.
    — Dale Carnegie
    By all means take thought for the tomorrow, yes, careful thought and planning and preparation. But have no anxiety.
    — Dale Carnegie
    This is a hurried age we're living in. If you've got anything to say, say it quickly, get to the point and stop, and give the other man a chance to talk.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: chance  men  living  age 
     
    Believe that you will succeed, and you will.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: believe 
     
    A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. Intelligence is like underwear, everyone has it, but you don't have to show it off. The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours.
    — Dale Carnegie
    People aren't interested in you. They're interested in themselves
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people 
     
    Looking at the other person's point of view and arousing in him an eager want for something is not to be construed as manipulating that person so that he will do something that is only for your benefit and his detriment. Each party should gain from the negotiation.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people 
     
    One can win the attention and time and cooperation of even the most sought-after people by becoming genuinely interested in them.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: time  people  attention 
     
    The trouble with most of us is that we keep our eyes closed to opportunities that thrust themselves at us; and rare is the man who searches for his opportunity or sees one even when he stumbles over it.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: men  eyes  opportunities 
     
    Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, 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.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: happiness  people  future  job 
     
    Don't ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: time  men 
     
    If you want to be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Happiness is within you. It comes from doing some certain thing into which you can put all your thought and energy. If you want to be happy, get enthusiastic about something.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Even god doesn't propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: men  god 
     
    If we merely try to impress people and get people interested in us, we will never have many true, sincere friends. Friends, real friends, are not made that way.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: people  friends  true  real 
     
    When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision. Don't keep putting off decisions.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: problem  decision  facts 
     
    Face the thing that seems overwhelming and you will be surprised how your fear will melt away.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: fear 
     
    Believe you will be successful and you will.
    — Dale Carnegie
    Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate and improve? Good! That is fine. I am all in favor of it, But why not begin on yourself? From a purely selfish standpoint, that is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others - yes, and a lot less dangerous.
    — Dale Carnegie
    tags: dangerous 
     
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