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Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Find words of wisdon in this collection of Andrew Carnegie quotes. Born November 25, 1835. Died August 11, 1919. Born in Scotland, Andrew Carnegie moved the US in 1848. He believed in hard work and this was demonstrated by his life's work, which started when he was 13 years old. He identified opportunities and invested both his time and money in making them successful. One such venture was the growing railroad industry. He invested his money in both oil and steel. And eventually the Carnegie Steel Company was formed. He shared his success and wealth through the creation of The Carnegie Corporation which still exists today. He had a strong belief in free public libraries which he helped created through his generosity of his wealth. It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others. An amazing man - certainly an inspiration to us all! Be inspired by the words of wisdom by Andrew Carnegie :

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. Andrew Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. Andrew Carnegie

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. Andrew Carnegie

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. Andrew Carnegie

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket
and watches the basket. Andrew Carnegie

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution. Andrew Carnegie

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. Andrew Carnegie

Success can be attained in any branch of human labor. There is always room at the top in every pursuit. Concentrate all your thought and energy upon the performance of your duties. Andrew Carnegie

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. Andrew Carnegie

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. Andrew Carnegie

I began to learn what poverty meant. It was burnt into my heart then that my father had to beg for work. And then and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man. Andrew Carnegie

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. Andrew Carnegie



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More words of wisdom by Andrew Carnegie:
No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Andrew Carnegie

Aim for the highest. Andrew Carnegie

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb. Andrew Carnegie

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it. Andrew Carnegie

A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine. Andrew Carnegie

I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line. Andrew Carnegie

And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret: concentrate your energy, thought, and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it; adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it. Andrew Carnegie

No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Andrew Carnegie

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%. Andrew Carnegie

You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best. Andrew Carnegie

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration. Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter. Andrew Carnegie

It is the mind that makes the body rich. Andrew Carnegie

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! Andrew Carnegie