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Quotes By Andrew Carnegie

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DOB
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25-11-1835
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11-08-1919

Andrew Carnegie was not born with a silver spoon, but with his hard work and intelligence he became one of the richest men in the world. As a teenager he worked at a textile mill, as a telegraph messenger boy and then got a job as a telegraph operator. Once in order to escape He then soared to the position of superintendent of the railroad’ western division, and began investing in the wide range of industries. Once a train wreck caused delay in transportation, and while all would have chosen to wait for it to get repaired, Carnegie set fire. Though this seems to be insane, later it was found that this process was cheaper than getting the thing fixed. His wheels of fortune turned and he transformed into a business tycoon in steel industry. Often dubbed as the ‘Father of Modern Philanthropy’, this billionaire was thoughtful about the poor and wrote ‘The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced’, deciding to donate as much as he could.

This entrepreneur helped the ‘New York Philharmonic Society’ by paying for its annual deficits. But one day he stopped before signing the cheque worth $60,000 and said to the secretary of the organization, “No, I’ve changed my mind. Surely there are other people who like music enough to help with their own money.” He asked the person to collect half the amount from other sources and rest half he will pay. The secretary arrived at his mansion the next day and said that he had arranged half the amount. Therefore, Carnegie appreciated the man and signed a cheque of $30,000. However, before hanging it over he asked, “Would you mind telling me who gave you the other half?”

The secretary replied, “Not at all. Mrs. Carnegie.”

This generous man was an inspiration when alive and his enduring quotes will motivate us for times to come.

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

- Andrew Carnegie

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.

- Andrew Carnegie

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

- Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

- 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

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

- Andrew Carnegie

Aim for the highest.

- Andrew Carnegie

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.

- 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.

- Andrew Carnegie

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

- Andrew Carnegie

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

- Andrew Carnegie

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

- Andrew Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

- Andrew Carnegie

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.

- Andrew Carnegie

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

- Andrew Carnegie

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