Quotations by Andrew Carnegie

31 Found
Displaying 1 through 31


Born: Wednesday, November 25, 1835
Died: Monday, August 11, 1919 (83 years old)
Profession: Businessman
Nationality: American


Aim for the highest.
- Andrew Carnegie

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Honor, Self, Wounds)

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
(Keywords: Survival, Competition, Law, May, Race)

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Men, Attention)

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Thoughts, Man)

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Honesty, First)

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Approval, Consciousness)

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Care, Duty, Future, Will)

Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Act, Day)

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Fool, Reason, Will)

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

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Men, Compromise, Principles)

I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Son)

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Power, Control)

Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
- 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
(Keywords: Leader, Credit, Man, Will)

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Business, Credit, Will)

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: People, Content, Mediocrity)

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Trust, Wealth, Community)

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
(Keywords: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)

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
(Keywords: Work, Ability, Energy, World)

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: First, Man)

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.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Ability, Man, May, Mind, Possession)

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Men)

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
(Keywords: Success, Laughter)

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Money, Class, Nothing)

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Life, Success, Lies)

Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.
- Andrew Carnegie

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
- 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
(Keywords: Heart, Man)







© Copyright 2002-2021 QuoteKingdom.Com - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED