Dale Carnegie Quotes


"Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said"
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Public Speaking


"Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Animals|Birds|Happiness|Life


"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


Topics: Dreams|Humankind|Roses


"Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Listening|Public Speaking


"History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their convictions and emotions to their listeners."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Conviction|History|Listening|People


"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


Topics: Audience|Motivational|Public Speaking


"Is enthusiasm important in selling? Yes, genuine, heartfelt enthusiasm is one of the most potent factors of success in almost any undertaking."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Enthusiasm|Sales|Success


"If your own mind is muddled, much more will the minds of your hearers be confused."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Confusion|Insight


 


"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."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Public Speaking


"When we are dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Insight|Logic|People|Pride


"A talk is a voyage. It must be charted. The speaker who starts nowhere, usually gets there."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Insight|Public Speaking


"Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Confidence|Preparation|Public Speaking


"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Enthusiasm|Perseverance|Success


"Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Insight|Opinions


"Enthusiasm is that ingredient of vitality mixed with a firm belief in what you are doing that ensures the success of any project you undertake."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Enthusiasm|Success


"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."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Failure|Listening|Public Speaking|Success


"Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said."
Dale Carnegie


Topics: Audience|Public Speaking