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Andrew Carnegie Quotes


Entrepreneur and industrialists whose own hard work made him one of the wealtiest men of his time. His sense of civic responsibility led him to establish many cultural, educational and scientific institutions including thousands of public libraries around the world.
(1835 - 1919)

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Aim for the highest.
 

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
[Honor]
 

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
[Business]
 

Anything in life worth having is worth working for!
 

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
[Attention]
 

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

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
[Work]
 

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.
[Duty]
 

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

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

Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on 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.
 

I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
[Success]
 

I don't believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.
 

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
[Begin]
 

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

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

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
[Positive]
 

It is the mind that makes the body rich.
 

It was from my own early experience that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied so productive of good to boys and girls who have good within them and ability and ambition to develop it as the founding of a public library
[Reading]
 


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