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#1. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#2. He declared he never stepped in front of the footlights without first saying to himself over and over: "I love my audience. I love my audience. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#3. So, to prevent fatigue and worry, the first rule is: Rest often. Rest before you get tired. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#4. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#5. I once asked General Eisenhower's son, John, if his father ever nourished resentments. "No," he replied, "Dad never wastes a minute thinking about people he doesn't like. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#6. Everyone should have a deep-seated interest or hobby to enrich his mind, add zest to living, and perhaps, depending upon what it is, result in a service to his country. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#7. Close your eyes. You might try saying ... something like this: "The sun is shining overhead. The sky is blue and sparkling. Nature is calm and in control of the world-and I, as nature's child, am in tune with the Universe." Or-better still-pray! - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#8. If you have worries, there is no better way to eliminate them than by walking them off. Just take them out for a walk. They may take wings and fly away! - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#9. Let's not imitate others.Let's find ourselves and be ourselves. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#10. Face the thing that seems overwhelming and you will be surprised how your fear will melt away. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#11. If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#12. Don't do the natural thing, the impulsive thing. That is usually wrong. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#13. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#14. Learn to love, respect and enjoy other people. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#15. Be grateful for what you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#16. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#17. Listening is just as important in one's home life as in the world of business. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#18. It was necessary to bait the hook to suit the fish. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#19. Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#20. Practice, practice, practice in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practice in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#21. If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#22. Thank your opponents sincerely for their interest. Anyone who takes the time to disagree with you is interested in the same things you are. Think of them as people who really want to help you, and you may turn your opponents into friends. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#23. After all, nobody likes to be sold. But we all like to make good buying decisions. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#24. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, people don't criticize themselves for anything, no matter how wrong it may be. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#25. There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#26. Once I did bad and that I heard ever. Twice I did good, but that I heard never. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#27. Today is the only time we can possibly live. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#28. I know men and women can banish worry, fear and various kinds of illnesses, and can transform their lives by changing their thoughts. I know! I know! I know! I have seen such incredible transformations performed hundreds of times. I have seen them so often that I no longer wonder at them. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#29. Every minister, lecturer and public speaker know the discouragement of pouring himself of herself out to an audience and not receiving a single ripple of appreciative comment. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#30. 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 - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#31. The next time we are tempted to admonish somebody, let's pull a five-dollar bill out of our pocket, look at Lincoln's picture on the bill, and ask, "How would Lincoln handle this problem if he had it? - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#32. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#33. All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#34. Good speakers usually find when they finish that there have been four versions of the speech: the one they delivered, the one they prepared, the one the newspapers say was delivered, and the one on the way home they wish they had delivered. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#35. Every day is a new life to a wise man. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#36. Let's realise that criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home. Let's realise that the person we are going to correct and condemn will probably justify himself o herself, and condemn us in return. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#37. A person's toothache means more to that person than a famine in China which kills a million people. A boil on one's neck interests one more than forty earthquakes in Africa. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#38. Talk to anyone about himself positively and he'll listen without interruption. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#39. We are gods in the chrysalis. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#40. Remember that the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#41. By becoming interested in the cause, we are less likely to dislike the effect. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#42. Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#43. Self-expression is the dominant necessity of human nature. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#44. Is his or hers. PRINCIPLE 8 Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. PRINCIPLE 9 Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. PRINCIPLE 10 Appeal to the nobler motives. PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas. PRINCIPLE 12 Throw down a challenge. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#45. It never hurts a fool to appear before an
audience, for his capacity is not a capacity for feeling. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#46. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#47. When we are not engaged in thinking about some definite problem, we usually spend about 95 percent of our time thinking about ourselves. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#48. If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#49. Criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#50. Take a chance! All life is a chance - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#51. It has been said that nearly all of our worries and unhappiness come from our imagination and not from reality. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#52. Once you take the time to consider the other person's perspective, you will become sympathetic to his feel ins and ideas. You will be able to authentically and honestly say, I don't blame you for feeling as you do. If I were in your position, I would feel just as you do. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#53. Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#54. If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#55. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#56. The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#57. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#58. An effective speaker knows that the success or failure of his talk is not for him to decide - it will be decided in the minds and hearts of his hearers. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#59. Remember that unjust critisism is often a disquised compliment. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#60. If you are satisfied with the results you are now getting, why change? If you are not satisfied, why not experiment? - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#61. The world owes its progress to the men who have dared, - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#62. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#63. I will chum with you, and suffer when you suffer, and laugh when you laugh. I will bite my tongue when impatient words come. I will keep saying as if it were a ritual: He is nothing but a boy
a little boy! - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#64. Order is Heaven's first law. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#65. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#66. There is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument - and that is to avoid it . - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#67. 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. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#68. A blow that would kill a civilized man soon heals on a savage. The higher we go in the scale of life, the greater is the capacity for suffering. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#69. Marking and underscoring a book makes it more - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#70. If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I'll tell you what you are. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#71. British writer G. K. Chesterton's reply to an invitation by the Times to write an essay on the subject "What's Wrong with the World?" Chesterton's response: Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely, G. K. Chesterton - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#72. confusion is the mian cause of worry - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#73. Talk in terms of the other person's interests. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#74. When two partners always agree, one of them is not necessary. If there is some point you haven't thought about, be thankful if it is brought to your attention. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#75. Winning friends begins with friendliness. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#76. If your own mind is muddled, much more will the minds of your hearers be confused. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#77. A talk is a voyage. It must be charted. The speaker who starts nowhere, usually gets there. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#78. Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#79. The ability to speak well is the shortcut to distinction. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#80. My mother always said two people can't fight if one person doesn't want to, - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#81. It isn't work that makes you tired, it's your mental attitude. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#82. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal, - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#83. Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes- and most fools do- but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#84. Remember what Emerson said: "Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him." And - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#85. Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#86. If you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#87. Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#88. Honest appreciation got results where criticism and ridicule failed. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#89. Men must be taught as if you taught them not And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Over - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#90. Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#91. Life truly is a boomerang. What you give, you get. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#92. Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#93. Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person's precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#94. The world is filled with interesting things to do. Don't lead a dull life in such a thrilling world. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#95. The thing is to get the work done. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#96. Did you ever stop to think that a dog is the only animal that doesn't have to work for a living? A hen has to lay eggs, a cow has to give milk, and a canary has to sing. But a dog makes his living by giving you nothing but love. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#97. The only reason, for example, that you are not a rattlesnake is that your mother and father weren't rattlesnakes. You deserve very little credit for being what you are - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#98. The man who grasps an opportunity as it is paraded before him, nine times out of ten makes a success, but the man who makes his own opportunities is, barring an accident, a sure-fire success - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#99. Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#100. 90% of all management problems are caused by miscommunication. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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