39 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Quotes I Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Quotes)How to stop worrying and start living book cover photo

Author – Dale Carnegie

Genre – Self- help Book

Published in – 1948

How to stop worrying and start living is one of the best book on beating worry habits and to live peaceful life. As much as principles, tactics in book are amazingly simple to follow, the book is also full of inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, lines and sentences that changes perspective and gives new way at looking and dealing with our situation.

Here are 39 quotes from the book


1. “About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten per cent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten per cent that are wrong and ignore the ninety per cent that are glorious”


2. “Whether in war or peace, the chief difference between good thinking and bad thinking is this: good thinking deals with causes and effects and leads to logical, constructive planning; bad thinking frequently leads to tension and nervous breakdowns”


3. “Let’s be content to live the only time we can live: from now until bedtime. “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. “Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means”


4. “Those who keep the peace of their inner selves in the midst of the tumult of the modern city are immune from nervous diseases. “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”


5. “Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too”


6. “The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God-learn to sleep well- Love good music-see the funny side of life- And health and happiness will be yours”


7. “The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and body are one and should not be treated separately” – Plato


8. “One of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys our ability to concentrate. When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision”


9. “The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence; and it makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool” – William Bolitho


10. “Happiness is not mostly pleasure; it is mostly victory. Yes, the victory that comes from a sense of achievement, of triumph, of turning our lemons into lemonades” -Harry Emerson Fosdick


11. “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who” – Rudyard Kipling


12. “If a man will devote his time to securing facts in an impartial, objective way, his worries will usually evaporate in the light of knowledge”


13. “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not” – William James


14. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference” -Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr


15. “Concern means realizing what the problems are and calmly taking steps to meet them. Worrying means going around in maddening, futile circles”


16. “Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”


17. “For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none; If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it”


18. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second” – Logan Pearsall Smith


19. “A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.” And our opinion of what happens is entirely up to us” – Montaigne


20. “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will” – Epictetus


21. “Nobody is so miserable as he, who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind” – Angelo Patri


22. “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit” – Elbert Hubbard


23. “Worry is most apt to ride you ragged not when you are in action, but when the day’s work is done” – James L. Mursell


24. “Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage” – Andre Maurois


25. “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune” – William James


26. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Ask yourself: How do I KNOW this thing I am worrying about will really come to pass?”


27. “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not” – George Bernard Shaw


28. “If you have what seems to you insufficient, then you will be miserable even if you possess the world” – Seneca


29. “A mere man alone can easily be defeated, but a man alive with the power of God within him is invincible”


30. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven”


31. “To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it” – Confucius


32. “To know all is to understand all, and this leaves no room for judgment and condemnation” – Clarence Darrow


33. “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation. You do not find it among gross people” – Dr. Samuel Johnson


34. “Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour”


35. “Fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment”


36. “Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young” – Dr. Alexis Carrel


37 “Man is not made to understand life, but to live it” – George Santayana


38. “Everything changes except the law of change”


39. “Every day is a new life to a wise man”


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Muzammil

41 How to Win Friends and Influence People Quotes I Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Win Friends and Influence People (Quotes)How to win friends and influence people book cover photo

Author – Dale Carnegie

Genre – Self – help

Originally Published – 1936

One of the all time best-selling book on effective communication, getting along with people and persuade others in our way of thinking through being genuinely interested in them.

This book is an equivalent to any course on this subject and if read and applied persistently can do wonders for anyone.

Here are great quotes and lines that will help you consider and adopt better way of communication.

1. “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability, than any other under the sun” – John D. Rockefeller


2. “We learn by doing. So, If you desire to master any principles do something about them. Only knowledge that is used sticks in you mind”


3. “It is frequently easier to find fault than to find praise. It is more natural to talk about what you want than to talk about what the other person wants”


4. “Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself”


5. “Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance and arouses resentment”


6. “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. “Don’t complain about the snow on you neighbor’s roof, when you own doorstep is unclean”


7. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving”


8. “God himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days. Why should you and I ?”


9. “Once I did bad and that I heard ever/Twice I did good, but that I heard never”


10. “Don’t be afraid of enemies who attach you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you. Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself”


11. “Use what language you will. You can never say anything but what you are” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


12. “I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”


13. “Of course, you are interested in what you want. You are eternally interested in it. But no one else is. The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want”


14. “If there is any one secret of success, It lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from you own”


15. “People who can put themselves in the place of other people, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for them”


16. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you”


17. “It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring”


18. “Actions speak louder than words, and a SMILE says, I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you”


19. “Actions seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not” – William James


20. “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it”

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21. ” Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” – Abraham Lincoln


22. “A man without a SMILE must not open a shop” – Chinese Proverb


23. “Remember that NAME and call it easily, and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment. But forget or misspell it – and you have placed yourself at a sharp disadvantage”


24. “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language”


25. ” Many people fail to make a favorable impression because they don’t listen attentively. They have been so much concerned with what they are going to say next that they do not keep their ears open”


26. “People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves. And those people who only of themselves, are hopelessly uneducated no matter how instructed they maybe”


27. ” The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. Always make the other person feel important”


28. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still”


29. ” There is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument – and that is to AVOID it”


30. “If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get you opponent’s good will”


31. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by LOVE, and a misunderstanding is never ended by an argument but by tact, diplomacy, conciliation and a sympathetic desire to see other person’s viewpoint”


32. “Distrust you first Instinctive Impression – Our first natural reaction in a disagreeable situation is to be defensive. Be careful. Keep calm and watch out for you first reaction. It maybe you at you worst, not you best”


33. “Control you temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry”


34. “If you tell them they are wrong, do you make them want to agree with you? Never. For you have struck a direct blow at their intelligence, judgment, pride and self-respect”


35. “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself” – Galileo


36. “Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so” – Lord Chesterfield


37. ” Our first reaction to most of the statements (which we hear from other people) is an evaluation or judgment, rather than an understanding of it”


38. “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 mistake”


39. “If you disagree with them you maybe tempted to interrupt. But don’t. It is dangerous. They won’t pay attention to you while they still have a lot of ideas of their own crying for expression”


40. “Person usually has two reasons for doing a thing: one that sounds good and a real one” – J. Pierpont Morgan


41. “Praise is like sunlight to the warm human spirit; we cannot flower and grow without it”


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Wish you an awesome relation with self and others.

Muzammil