1888-1955. American writer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
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.
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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.
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The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
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First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
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Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
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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.
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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
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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 tend to take care of themselves.
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If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
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Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.
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