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Dale Carnegie
(1888-1955) born on
Nov 24
US teacher, writer. He was a popular and enduring author on poise and concentration, e.g., "How to Win Friends and Influence People," 1936.
         
   
F
The ideas I stand for aren't mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

R
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
A
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
N
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 losses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool.
K
Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Newsweek Magazine," 8 Aug 1955.
R: Speech.
A: Dale Carnegie's Scrapbook; in "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living."
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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