Laugh trouble away if possible, and one usually can if he be anything of a philosopher, provided that self-reproach comes not from his own wrongdoing.
Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth
But whether the change be for good or ill, it is upon us,
beyond our power to alter, and, therefore, to be accepted
and made the best of. It is a waste of time to criticize the inevitable.
Quotes about Change |
The world of great opportunity is available now, as it has always been,
only for those with great vision.
Everyone wishes for the better things of life,
such as money, a good position, fame, and recognition;
but most people never go far beyond the "wishing" stage.
Look carefully and you will discover that great successes are the
result of understanding and the use of a positive mental attitude
through which nature aids men
in converting their aims and purposes into their physical
and financial equivalent. Mental attitude is the quality of mind
which gives power to one's thoughts and plans.
Andrew Carnegie, The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as Told to Napoleon Hill
Attitude Quotes |
If you will analyze my definition of success you will see
that there is no element of luck about it.
Remember, my major purpose in life is the development of men -
not merely the accumulation of money. The money I possess came
as a natural reward for the efforts I have put into developing men.
No man can become rich without himself enriching others.
Andrew Carnegie Helping Others |
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Andrew Carnegie Graduation Quotes |
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 Teamwork Quotes |
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and
stuck to it.
Andrew Carnegie Success Quotes |
I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to
make yourself master of that line.
Andrew Carnegie Believe |
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 Leadership |
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Andrew Carnegie Honesty Quotes |
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
Andrew Carnegie Enthusiasm |
You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely
able man before his brain can do its best.
Andrew Carnegie Passion |
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Andrew Carnegie Laughter Quotes |
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.
A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Andrew Carnegie Quotes about Life |
Quotes About Andrew Carnegie
Perhaps the most inspiring part of Mr. Carnegie's life, to those who were privileged to know it intimately, was the way he bore his "burden of old age."
Always patient, considerate, cheerful, grateful for any little pleasure or service, never thinking of himself, but always of the dawning of the
better day, his spirit ever shone brighter and brighter until "he was not, for God took him."
Louise Whitfield Carnegie
Inspirational Quotes |
Andrew Carnegie may be the most influential philanthropist in
American history. The scale of his giving is almost without peer: adjusted
for inflation, his donations exceed those of virtually everyone else in the
On retirement, he accelerated his giving to communities for library buildings
and church organs so that parishioners could be introduced to classical music.
David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie
He had entered retirement intending to devote all his time and efforts
to his philanthropy. But his last years were consumed with another cause: world peace.
David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie