Andrew Carnegie Quotes

November 25, 1835 - August 11, 1919

Andrew Carnegie

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.



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


As a rule, there is more genuine satisfaction, a truer life, and more obtained from life in the humble cottages of the poor than in the palaces of the rich.
Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth: And Other Timely Essays
Wealth   |  


I should say to young men, no matter how little it may be possible to save, save that little.  Andrew Carnegie
I should say to young men, no matter how little it may be possible to save, save that little.
Andrew Carnegie
Possibilities   |  


Study any person who is known to be a permanent success and you will find that he has a Definite Major Goal; he has a plan for the attainment of this goal; he devotes the major portion of his thoughts and his efforts to the attainment of this purpose.
Andrew Carnegie
Goals   |  


Men who know exactly what they want of life, and are determined to get it, do not stop with wishing. They intensify their wishes into a burning desire, and back that desire with continuous effort based on a sound plan.
Andrew Carnegie
Wish   |  


A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. 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, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth
Inspirational Quotes  |


If you will analyze those who cry "no opportunity" you will find that they are using this as an alibi for their own unwillingness to assume responsibilities responsibilities and use their minds.
Andrew Carnegie, The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as Told to Napoleon Hill
Opportunity   |  


Remember, that a man's achievements correspond, with unerring certainty, to the philosophy with which he relates himself to others. If you follow through your willingness to give something in return for the knowledge you desire, you are certain to make yourself so useful to the world that it will be compelled to reward you in terms of your own choice.
Andrew Carnegie
Achievement   |  


It may interest you to know that approximately ninety-eight out of every hundred people are totally without a major goal, and it is significant that approximately the same percentage of people are regarded as failures.
Andrew Carnegie
Failure   |  


Lack of schooling is no valid excuse for failure; neither is an exhaustive schooling a guarantee of success. Andrew Carnegie
Lack of schooling is no valid excuse for failure; neither is an exhaustive schooling a guarantee of success.
Andrew Carnegie
Graduation   |  


We begin doing things because of a motive; we continue doing them because of both motive and habit; but there may come a time when motive is forgotten and we continue on because of established habit.
Andrew Carnegie
Habit   |  


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


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
Being Someone Else   |


Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. Andrew Carnegie
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Andrew Carnegie
Giving Our Best   |


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
Positive Thinking   |  


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


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


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


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


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
Success Quotes   |  


He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Andrew Carnegie
Quotes about Taking A Risk   |  


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


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


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
Knowledge   |  

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