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26 Jun
QOTD -- Dale Carnegie (on public speaking)

Date: Mon, 26 Jun 95 17:07:51 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD -- Dale Carnegie (on public speaking)

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Evan C Cacka <>

As a boy in the middle west, I used to amuse myself by holding a stick
across a gateway that the sheep had to pass through. After the first few
sheep had jumped over the stick, I took it away; but all the other sheep
leaped through the gateway over an imaginary barrier. The only reason for
their jumping was that those in front had jumped. The sheep is not the
only animal with that tendency. Almost all of us are prone to do what
others are doing, to believe what others are believing, to accept, without
question, the testimony of prominent people.
	-- Dale Carnegie, "Public Speaking"

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []