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  • A barber lathers a man before he shaves him.
    (Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")

  • Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
    (Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")

  • Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours.
    (Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")

  • When dealing with people, let us remember 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.
    (Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")

  • Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
    (Dale Carnegie)


  • You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger (praise) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • 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.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • 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.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
    (Dale Carnegie)

  • The most important thing in life is not simply to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The important thing is to profit from your loses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool.
    (Dale Carnegie)


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