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
I should say to young men, no matter how little it may be
possible to save, save that little.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lack of schooling is no valid excuse for failure;
neither is an exhaustive schooling a guarantee of success.
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.
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 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 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 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 |