Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Most popular Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Aim for the highest.
— Andrew Carnegie
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
— Andrew Carnegie
Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
— Andrew Carnegie
Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
— Andrew Carnegie

work

Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition.
— Andrew Carnegie
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
— Andrew Carnegie
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
— Andrew Carnegie
Concentration: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.
— Andrew Carnegie
You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb, himself.
— Andrew Carnegie
Public sentiment will come to be that the man who dies rich dies disgraced.
— Andrew Carnegie
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
— Andrew Carnegie
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
— Andrew Carnegie

action deeds

The law of competition best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest
— Andrew Carnegie
There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it.
— Andrew Carnegie

investing

The ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and the poor in harmonious relationships.
— Andrew Carnegie
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
— Andrew Carnegie
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

charity wealth

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

talent enthusiasm

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
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise; for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
— Andrew Carnegie

charity

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
— Andrew Carnegie
The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship.

wealth

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

competition

At the end, the acquisition of wealth is ignoble in the extreme. I assume that you save and long for wealth only as a means of enabling you the better to do some good in your day and generation.
— Andrew Carnegie

charity wealth

We know that man was created, not with an instinct for his own degradation, but inbued with the desire and the power for improvement to which, perchance, there may be no limit short of perfection.
— Andrew Carnegie
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%.