Quote From Andrew Carnegie

  • Women‍‍`s Corner
  • February 18, 2023

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States, Great Britain, and the British Empire. 

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

2. 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. 

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

4. You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself. 

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

6. 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. 

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

8. Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. There is little success where there is little laughter. 

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

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19. People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. 

20. 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%. 

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

22. 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. 

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

24. Aim for the highest. 

25. All honor's wounds are self-inflicted. 

26. The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it. 

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

28. Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own. 

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

30. Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately. 

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


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