How to: Win Friends & Influence People (quotes)

One of the most transformative books for new professionals:

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Below are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

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

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

“The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than
the clothes one wears on one’s back.”

“The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.”

Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance, and kindness.”

“One can win the attention and time and cooperation of even the most sought-after people by becoming genuinely interested in them.”

“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.”

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”

“Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.”

“To be interesting, be interested.”

“If You Want to Gather Honey, Don’t Kick Over the Beehive”

“A barber lathers a man before he shaves him.”

How to Win Friends & Influence People

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