Andrew Carnegie Quotes


45 Andrew Carnegie quotes:



"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."
"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it."
"Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs."
"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor."
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: Ability Quotes Scottish Philosopher Quotes
"I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line"
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it"
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: Decisions Quotes
"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best."
"I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution."
"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Mediocrity Quotes
"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."
"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."
"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!"
"The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department."
"This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community /the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves."
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"All honor's wounds are self-inflicted."
"Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something."
"I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle."
"This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves."
Author: Carnegie Quotes Category: Riches Quotes
"Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself."
"Concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket."



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