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Quotes of the Day for 24 November 2001 – Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, was born at Maryville, Missouri on this day in 1888. He was a pretty good salesman himself, but made his fame by teaching others to be successful. Somehow his works have always had too much Pollyanna about them for me to be comfortable with, but I have always suspected he was on the right track.

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The quotes:

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.

The ideas I stand for are not 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?

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.

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

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you.
     All from Dale Carnegie, 1888 - 1955

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