Andrew Carnegie Quotes

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Born: November 25, 1835, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, August 11, 1919
Occupation: Organization leader

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
- Andrew Carnegie

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

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%.
- Andrew Carnegie

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
- Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.
- Andrew Carnegie

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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