Fimela.com, Jakarta How To Win Friends And Influence People adalah sebuah buku karya Dale Carnegie, yang diterbitkan pertama kali di tahun 1936. Buku ini menceritakan tentang konsep hubungan dengan orang lain, dan cara untuk mempengaruhi orang lain dengan hal yang positif.
Dalam buku ini, penulis mengajarkan tentang cara memberikan impresi saat bertemu dengan orang lain, hingga cara untuk menolak sesuatu dengan baik. Buku ini bisa diterapkan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, agar kita bisa memiliki pengaruh dan bermanfaat untuk lingkungan sosial.
Dengan membaca buku ini, kita juga bisa mendapatkan prinsip-prinsip kehidupan, agar tidak mengkritik orang lain dengan kasar, kita harus mengapresiasi kerja keras orang lain, tulus melakukan sesuatu, selalu tersenyum dalam tiap keadaan, dan lain sebagainya.
Bahkan penulis juga menuliskan banyak sekali kutipan penuh makna, yang bisa menginspirasi dan membuat pembaca lebih semangat untuk menjalani kehidupan sosial. Berikut kutipan buku How To Win Friends And Influence People dalam bahasa Inggris:
Kutipan Buku yang Penuh Makna
1. 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.
2. Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
3. 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.
4. Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
5. 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.
6. Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
7. Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours.
8. Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.
9. When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
10. Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?
Kutipan Buku yang Menginspirasi
11. A man convinced against his will, Is of the same opinion still
12. You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
13. To be interesting, be interested.
14. Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
15. I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes.
16. If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive
17. All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.
18. Why talk about what we want? That is childish. Absurd. 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.
19. 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. “To know all is to forgive all.
20. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person's precious pride, hurt his sense of importace and arouse resentment.
Kutipan Buku yang Memotivasi
21. If some people are so hungry for a feeling of importance that they actually go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by giving people honest appreciation this side of insanity.
22. By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.
23. Once I did bad and that I heard ever. Twice I did good, but that I heard never.
24. 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 your opponent's good will.
25. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.
26. Arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.
27. Winning friends begins with friendliness.
28. A barber lathers a man before he shaves him.
29. The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener— a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison out of his system.
30. John Wanamaker, founder of the stores that bear his name, once confessed: "I learned thirty years ago that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.
31. Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.
32. The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.
33. We are interested in others when they are interested in us.