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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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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From Poverty to Power James Allen Quotes

Book – From Poverty to Powerfrom poverty to power book cover photo

Author – James Allen

Genre – Classic Self- help Book

Published in – 1901

Whether you are searching for material success, inner peace, happiness or embarking spiritual journey. This book can be of great help. From poverty to power connects both world accomplishment and helps you conquer both by mastering self.

The published more than 100 years ago in 1901 is as relevant today, as it was at the time of its initial publishing. The book captures power of working on self really well and is full of great quotes and thought-provoking lines on life.

Here are greats quotes from the book.

1. “What you are, so is your world. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly”


2. “Every soul attracts its own, and nothing can come to it that does not belong to it”


3. “Whether one is fearful or fearless, foolish or wise, troubled or serene, within that soul lies the cause of its own state or states, and never without”


4. “Do you wish for kindness? Be kind. Do you ask for truth? Be true. What you give of yourself you find; Your world is a reflex of you”


5. “Every condition of life is, therefore, bound up in an orderly and harmonious sequence, and the secret and cause of every condition is contained within itself”


6. “The cause of all power as of all weakness is within: the secret of all happiness as of all misery is likewise within.”


7. “You may bring about that improved condition in your outward life which you desire if you will unnervingly resolve to improve your inner life. I know this pathway looks barren at its commencement. (Truth always does – it is only error and delusion which are at first inviting and fascinating)


8. “Cease your complaining and fretting; none of these things that you blame are the cause of your poverty; the cause is within yourself, and where the cause is, there is the remedy. The very fact that you are a complainer shows that you deserve your lot, shows that you lack that faith which is the ground of all effort and progress”


9. “Alter your outlook upon life, and your outward life will alter”


10. “Build yourself up in the faith and knowledge, and make yourself worthy of better surroundings and wider opportunities. Be sure, first of all, that you are making the best of what you have”


11. “It is useless to desire more time if you are already wasting what little you have, for you would only grow more indolent and indifferent”


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12.” Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look withing; look searchingly and have no mercy upon yourself. You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no one will have the power to enslave you”


13. “There is no practice more degrading, debasing, and soul-destroying than that of self-pity. Cast it out from you”


14. “If you would become truly and permanently prosperous, you must first become virtuous. It is therefore unwise to aim directly at prosperity, to make it the one object of life, to reach out greedily for it. But rather aim at self perfection, make useful and unselfish service the object of your life, and ever reach out hands of faith toward the supreme and alterable good”


15. “Where there is fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, trouble, chagrin, or disappointment, there is ignorance and lack of faith”


16. “To fear or to worry is as sinful as to curse, for if we intrinsically believe in the eternal justice, the omnipotent good, the boundless love, there is no reason to fear or to worry. To fear, to worry, to doubt, is to deny, to disbelieve”


17. ” Faith and purpose constitute the motive power of life. There is nothing that a strong faith and an unflinching purpose may not accomplish”


18. “When anxiety steps in, correct judgment passes out. Now if you will take advantage of a quiet hour or two in the early morning or at night and go away to some solitary spot, or to some room in your house where you know you will be absolutely free from intrusion, and having seated yourself in an easy attitude, your forcibly direct your mind right away from the object of anxiety by dwelling upon something in your life that is pleasing and bliss-giving, a calm, reposeful strength will gradually steal into your mind and your anxiety will pass away”


19. “The difference between a savior and sinner is this: that the one has a perfect control of all the forces within him or her; the other is dominated and controlled by them”


20. “Insofar as you are enslaved by the changing moods within you, you will need to depend upon others and upon outward aids as you walk through life”


21. “If you would be free from all physical aches and pains and would enjoy perfect physical harmony, then put your mind in order and harmonize your thoughts. Think joyful thoughts; think loving thoughts; let the elixir of goodwill course through your veins, and you will need no other medicine”


22. ” By the power of faith every enduring work is accomplished. You must have faith in the Supreme, faith in the overruling law, faith in your work and in your power to accomplish that work. This is the rock upon which you must build if you would achieve, if you would stand and not fall. You must follow under all circumstances the highest promptings within you. You must always be true to your divine self, to rely upon the inward light, the inward voice.


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23. “Mere wishing brings nothing but disappointment; it is living that tells. The foolish wish and grumble; the wise work and wait”


24. “If you would acquire overcoming power, you must cultivate poise and passivity. You must be able to stand alone. All power is associated with immovability”


25. ” People of power remain calm and unmoved even when all around them are swayed by some emotion or passion”


26. “You cannot be fit to command and control unless you have succeeded in commanding and controlling yourself”


27. “Self-purified, health will be yours; faith protected, success will be yours; self-governed, power will be yours”


28. “Most people will admit that selfishness is the cause of all the unhappiness in the world, but they fall under the soul-destroying delusion that it is somebody else’s selfishness and not their own”


29. “Cling to self and you cling to sorrow; relinquish self and you enter into peace. To seek selfishly is not only to lose happiness but even that which we believe to be the source of happiness”


30. ” Taking the first step with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered Paradise”


31 “It is indeed “more blessed to give than to receive.” But giving must be of the heart without any taint of self, without desire for reward”


32. “If you are daily praying for wisdom, for peace, for loftier purity and fuller realization of truth, and that for which you pray is still far from you, it means that you are praying for one thing while living out in thought and act another”


33. “The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”


34. “Those enslaved by self, passionate, proud, and condemnatory, believe their particular creed, or religion to be the truth and all other religions to be error; and they proselytize with passionate ardor. There is but one religion, the religion of truth”


35. “Do you seek to realize the birth into truth? There is only one way: let self die. All those lusts, appetites, desires, opinions, limited conceptions, and prejudices to which you have hitherto so tenaciously clung, let them fall from you. Let them no longer hold you in bondage, and truth will be yours. Cease to look upon your own religion as superior to all others, and strive humbly to learn the supreme lesson of charity”


36. “Self-centered people regard the loss of their wealth, their comforts, or their lives as the greatest calamities which can befall them. People of principle look upon these incidents as comparatively insignificant and not to be compared with loss of character and loss of truth”


37. ” It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but truly great people are those who in the midst of the crowd keep with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude”


38. ” If you love people and speak of them with praise until they in some ways thwart you, or do something of which you disapprove, and then you dislike them and speak of them with dispraise, you are not governed by the love that is of God. If, in your heart, you are continually arraigning and condemning others, selfless love is hidden from you”


39. ” Until you can regard people of all religions and of no religion with the same impartial spirit, with all freedom from dislike, and with perfect equanimity, you have yet to strive for that love which bestows upon its possessor freedom and salvation”


40. ” Train your mind in strong, impartial, and gentle thoughts; train your heart in purity and compassion; train your tongue to silence and to true and stainless speech; so shall you enter the way of holiness and peace and shall ultimately realize the immortal love”

“So living, without seeking to convert, you will convince; without arguing, you will teach; not cherishing ambition, the wise will find you out; and without striving to gain others’ opinions, you will subdue their hearts. For love is all-conquering, all-powerful; and the thoughts, and deeds, and words of love can never perish”


41. ” As the smallest drop of water detached from the ocean contains all the qualities of the ocean, so we detached in consciousness from the infinite, contain within ourselves its likeness; and as the drop of water must, by the law of its nature, ultimately find its way back to the ocean and lose itself in its silent depths, so must we, by the unfailing law of our nature, at last return to our source and lose ourselves in the great ocean of the infinite”


42. ” Perishable dogmas are formulated and called truth. Truth cannot be formulated; it is ineffable and ever beyond the reach of intellect. It can be experienced only by practice; it can be manifested only as a stainless heart and a perfect life”


43. ” Those who are patient, calm, gentle, and forgiving under all circumstances manifest the truth. Truth will never be proved by wordy arguments and learned treatises, for if people do not perceive the truth in infinite patience, undying forgiveness, and all-embracing compassion, no words can ever prove it to them”


44. ” Names, religions, personalities, pass away, but the law of love remains”

“It is because of the effort of the soul to realize this law that we humans come again and again to live, to suffer, and to die, and when realized, suffering ceases, personality is dispersed, and the fleshly life and death are destroyed, for consciousness becomes one with the Eternal”


45. “Truth cannot be limited ; it can never be the special prerogative of any person, school, or nation, and when personality steps in, truth is lost”


46. “A pure heart is the end of all religion and the beginning of divinity”


47.”No one else can give up sin for you; you must give it up yourself. The greatest teacher can do no more than walk the way of truth and point it out to you; you must walk it for yourself”


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Wish you a peaceful life…

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