Inspiration is timeless
The day before the final edition of my book went to the press I decided to create an additional section. Why? I was online and saw a quote from Dale Carnegie that was so inspiring and so confirming to the way I think that I had to investigate. I did some research on him that led me down an inspirational path. I gathered as many quotes as I could find from Mr. Carnegie that sum up what he was all about. While searching, I also ran across quotes from Benjamin Franklin that I wanted to share with you. The more I searched, the more I was touched by the empowering quotes, short stories and poems that I found. They touched me for one simple reason. You can see that no matter what era they come from, successful people have similar core attributes and beliefs that allow them to excel at higher levels than nearly everyone else.
These messages confirm what I know to be true. That is if you create and adopt these core attributes, any level of success that you want to achieve is possible. Do as they do, say what they say, act as they act and achieve what they have achieved.
So I took what I found, compiled them in no particular order and got them to the printer at the last minute so I could share them with you.
Remember that technology may change and the world may change, but people don’t change. The ones that soar at different levels, the ones we admire in the end, and the ones who make a difference and leave a legacy of greatness took action. They modeled what was already working and went for it. I urge you to do the same. Go for it!
Today I am going to share with you a list of Dale Carnegie Quotes that I found. I hope they inspire you as they do me. Then from this point I will list stories, poems and/or quotes that I hope affect you as they do me.
Dale Carnegie Quotes
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”
“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.”
“When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.”
“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.”
“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.”
“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”
“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.”
“First ask yourself:
What is the worst that can happen?
Then prepare to accept it.
Then proceed to improve on the worst.”
“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
“Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars…or your two legs…or your hands…or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you’ll find you won’t sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate them.”
“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
“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.”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”
“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.”
“I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious — because the obvious is what people need to be told.”
“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.”
“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the past together again. So let’s remember: Don’t try to saw sawdust.”
“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
“Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.”
“If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
“Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”
“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 blooming outside our windows today.”