Andrew Carnegie Quotes


One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Don't be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It's the horse that finishes a neck ahead wins the race.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
We accept and welcome... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
Concentration is my motto -- first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Aim for the highest.

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