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Quotes by Andrew Carnegie

A Collection of Quotes by 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.”

“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its 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.”

“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.”

“The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.”

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

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

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

“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.”

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

“The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.”

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

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

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”

“When I did big things, some large corporations like the Pennsylvania Railroad Company were behind me and responsible party.”

“Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.”

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

“I did not understand steam machinery but I tried to understand much more complicated mechanism; – man.”

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

“The man who dies rich dies in disgrace.”

“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

“I can’t afford to pay them any other way.”

“The secret of happiness is renunciation.”

“No man can become rich without himself enriching others.”

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

“And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret. Concentrate your energy, thoughts and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged in. 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.”

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”

“All achievements, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.”

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

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

“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.”

“Whatever I engage in, I push inordinately.”

“I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.”

“Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.”

“Aim for the highest.”

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

“The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.”

“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%.”

“Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.”

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

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

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