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10 BEST Dale Carnegie Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Was Dale Carnegie?

Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and a developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), one of the best-selling books of all time.

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The Best Dale Carnegie Books of All Time

Why these best Dale Carnegie books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Dale Carnegie books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Dale Carnegie that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Dale Carnegie books of all time...

Best Dale Carnegie Books: How to Win Friends and Influence People
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie (FREE Summary)
How to Win Friends and Influence People is THE classic guide to greatly improving effectiveness and efficiency by mastering the ability to work with and through the people around you - by self-improvement guru, Dale Carnegie.
Published 1936 // 288 pages // Rated 4.2 over 716,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People by Public Speaking
2. How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People by Public Speaking - Dale Carnegie
Published 1905 // 240 pages // Rated 4.1 over 4,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
3. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie (FREE Summary)
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a practical, common-sense bible filled with stories, case studies and simple step-by-step guides to conquering worry, anxiety and depression - by self development guru, Dale Carnegie.
Published 1944 // 358 pages // Rated 4.1 over 87,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: Lincoln the Unknown
4. Lincoln the Unknown - Dale Carnegie
Published 1932 // 256 pages // Rated 4.2 over 1,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: The Art of Public Speaking
5. The Art of Public Speaking - Dale Carnegie
Published 1915 // 528 pages // Rated 3.9 over 4,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
6. How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age - Dale Carnegie
Published 1932 // 272 pages // Rated 3.9 over 9,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
7. The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking - Dale Carnegie
Published 1962 // 224 pages // Rated 4.0 over 8,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: The Leader In You
8. The Leader In You - Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends, Influence People and Succeed in a Changing World
Published 1993 // 256 pages // Rated 4.1 over 4,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job
9. How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job - Dale Carnegie
Published 1955 // 224 pages // Rated 4.0 over 2,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Dale Carnegie Books: Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business
10. Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business - Dale Carnegie
Published 1935 // 340 pages // Rated 3.9 over 200 reviews on Goodreads

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Best Dale Carnegie Quotes

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Best Dale Carnegie Quotes: Our thoughts make us what we are.
Best Dale Carnegie Quotes: Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.
Best Dale Carnegie Quotes: Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.

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Arthur Worsley
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