"Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied."
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Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer who developed courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
Best known for his 1936 bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, Carnegie was born into poverty. Carnegie enjoyed public speaking at school, and went on to graduate from Warrensburg State Teachers College in 1908.
By 1911, he was living at the YMCA on 125th Street in New York, where he persuaded the YMCA manager to let him teach a course on public speaking in return for 80% of the proceeds.
In his first session, he ran out of material. He improvised, telling students to speak about something that “made them angry.” He discovered that doing so made speakers unafraid to address their audience. From that point on, the Dale Carnegie Course evolved and thrived on the average American’s desire for self-improvement and self-confidence.
His training and books still inspire people all over the world to be more confident and go after their dreams. We hope these amazing Dale Carnegie quotes inspire you to go after yours too!