Best Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Best Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Andrew Carnegie quotes are profound in many ways and are reminiscent of a proverb like saying. He was a very successful business man and shared a host of information that if considered would make many more entrepreneurs. His business ideas have seen men like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet become millionaires.

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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist who made his wealth through the steel industry. He became one of the richest men in his day and contributed huge amounts of wealth in the United States and the British empire. His practices then are still carried on by other billionaires like Jeff Bezos who donated $10 billion to fight climate change in 2020. Below are a number of powerful quotes by Carnegie.

Best Andrew Carnegie Quotes

"A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved for the shade into sunshine.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was because you wanted something. Aim for the highest and when it’s a question of God’s almighty spirit. Never say I can’t.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“I did not understand steam machinery but I tried to understand much more complicated mechanism; – man.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“It is the mind that makes the body rich.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“There is no class as pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“Aim for the highest.” 
by Andrew Carnegie

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“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. he that dare not is a slave.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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

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“Mr. Morgan buys his partners, I grow my own.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“No person will make a great business; who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world will take off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and the world will stand on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” 
by Andrew Carnegie

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“The secret of happiness is renunciation.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“All achievements, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“Concentrate your energy, your thoughts and your capital.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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“My motto is concentration. First honesty; then industry and then concentration.”
by Andrew Carnegie

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

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“The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.” 
by Andrew Carnegie

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