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Andrew Carnegie – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Andrew Carnegie

 

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

– Andrew Carnegie


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


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

– 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


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

– Andrew Carnegie


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

– 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


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

– 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


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

– Andrew Carnegie


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

– Andrew Carnegie


There is little success where there is little laughter.

– Andrew Carnegie


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

– 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