Quotes by 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.
- As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
- Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
- No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the 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.
- 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%.
- The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
- There is little success where there is little laughter.
- There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
- Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
- You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.