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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American businessman. He was a self made steel tycoon and one of the richest businessmen of 19th century. He was best recognized for his kind hearted spirit. He was known for his inspiring quotes as well out which some of them are listed below.

Andrew Carnegie Quotes

  1. “There is little success, where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie
  2. “The secret of happiness is renunciation.” – Andrew Carnegie
  3. “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of his community.” – Andrew Carnegie
  4. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie
  5. “The first man gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie
  6. “You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” – Andrew Carnegie
  7. “All achievements, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.” – Andrew Carnegie
  8. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” – Andrew Carnegie
  9. “The man who dies rich dies in disgrace.” – Andrew Carnegie
  10. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie
  11. “The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” – Andrew Carnegie
  12. “No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.” – Andrew Carnegie
  13. “Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.” – Andrew Carnegie
  14. “I can’t afford to pay them any other way.” – Andrew Carnegie
  15. “You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.” – Andrew Carnegie
  16. “All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.” – Andrew Carnegie
  17. “No man becomes rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie
  18. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie
  19. “Aim for the highest.” – Andrew Carnegie
  20. “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. he that dare not is a slave.” – Andrew Carnegie
  21. “Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.” – Andrew Carnegie
  22. “I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.” – Andrew Carnegie
  23. “Concentrate your energy, your thoughts and your capital.” – Andrew Carnegie
  24. “No person will make a great business; who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” – Andrew Carnegie
  25. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie
  26. “Mr. Morgan buys his partners, I grow my own.” – Andrew Carnegie
  27. “I shall argue that strong men conversely know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater purpose.” – Andrew Carnegie
  28. “Whatever I engage in, I push inordinately.” – Andrew Carnegie
  29. “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” – Andrew Carnegie
  30. “Success can be attained in any branch of labor. There’s always room at the top in every pursuit.” – Andrew Carnegie
  31. “There is no class as pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” – Andrew Carnegie
  32. “I believe that the true road to per-eminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” – Andrew Carnegie
  33. “I did not understand steam machinery but I tried to understand much more complicated mechanism; – man.” – Andrew Carnegie
  34. “I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” – Andrew Carnegie
  35. “I began to learn what poverty meant. It was burnt in my heart then that my father had to beg for work and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man.” – Andrew Carnegie
  36. “Don’t look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie
  37. “It is the mind that makes the body rich.” – Andrew Carnegie
  38. “The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.” – Andrew Carnegie
  39. “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 for the shade into sunshine.” – Andrew Carnegie
  40. “My motto is concentration. First honesty; then industry and then concentration.” – Andrew Carnegie
  41. “When I did big things, some large corporations like the Pennsylvania Railroad Company were behind me and responsible party.” – Andrew Carnegie
  42. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else o which he is entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie
  43. “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.” – Andrew Carnegie
  44. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
  45. “Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.” – Andrew Carnegie
  46. “I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.” – Andrew Carnegie
  47. “Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was because you wanted something. Aim for the highest and when it’s a question of God’s almighty spirit. Never say I can’t.” – Andrew Carnegie
  48. “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world will take off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and the world will stand on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%” – Andrew Carnegie
  49. “And the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual but it’s best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” – Andrew Carnegie

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