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Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work.”

Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work.

— Andrew Carnegie



Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Instead of the question “What must I do for my employer?” substitute “What can I do””

Instead of the question “What must I do for my employer?” substitute “What can I do”

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “The battle of life is already half won by the young man who is brought in contact with high officials; and the great aim of every boy should be to do something beyond the sphere of his duties- something which attracts the attention of those over him.”

The battle of life is already half won by the young man who is brought in contact with high officials; and the great aim of every boy should be to do something beyond the sphere of his duties- something which attracts the attention of those over him.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “It is trying to be other than one’s self that unmans one. Be your own natural self and go ahead.”

It is trying to be other than one’s self that unmans one. Be your own natural self and go ahead.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Not evil, but good, has come to the race from the accumulation of wealth by those who have the ability and energy that produce it.”

Not evil, but good, has come to the race from the accumulation of wealth by those who have the ability and energy that produce it.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Neither the individual nor the race is improved by almsgiving. The best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise.”

Neither the individual nor the race is improved by almsgiving. The best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition.”

Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “I don’t believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.”

I don’t believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Golf is an indispensable adjunct to high civilisation.”

Golf is an indispensable adjunct to high civilisation.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “What one does easily, one does well.”

What one does easily, one does well.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “A man who was generous with his wealth. It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others.”

A man who was generous with his wealth. It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Men are developed the same way gold is mined. When gold is mined, several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold; but one doesn’t go into the mine looking for dirt – one goes in looking for the gold.”

Men are developed the same way gold is mined. When gold is mined, several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold; but one doesn’t go into the mine looking for dirt – one goes in looking for the gold.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “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.”

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.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “There is nothing that robs a righteous cause of its strength more than a millionaire’s money.”

There is nothing that robs a righteous cause of its strength more than a millionaire’s money.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “I can’t afford to pay them any other way.”

I can’t afford to pay them any other way.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “If it is right that schools should be maintained by the whole community for the well-being of the whole, it is right also that libraries should be so maintained.”

If it is right that schools should be maintained by the whole community for the well-being of the whole, it is right also that libraries should be so maintained.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “I have had a long, long life full of troubles, but there is one curious fact about them-nine-tenths of them never happened.”

I have had a long, long life full of troubles, but there is one curious fact about them-nine-tenths of them never happened.

— Andrew Carnegie


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

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

— Andrew Carnegie


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

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

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.”

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “East or West Home is best.”

East or West Home is best.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “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.”

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


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “I believe that higher wages to men who respect their employers and are happy and contented are a good investment, yielding, indeed, big dividends. The.”

I believe that higher wages to men who respect their employers and are happy and contented are a good investment, yielding, indeed, big dividends. The.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “If the newspapers begin to publish stories about wars, and the people begin to think and talk of war in their daily conversations, they soon find themselves at war. People get that which their minds dwell upon, and this applies to a group or community or a nation of people, the same as to an individual.”

If the newspapers begin to publish stories about wars, and the people begin to think and talk of war in their daily conversations, they soon find themselves at war. People get that which their minds dwell upon, and this applies to a group or community or a nation of people, the same as to an individual.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “I have never known a concern to make a decided success that did not do good, honest work, and even in these days of the fiercest competition, when everything would seem to be a matter of price, there lies still at the root of great business success the very much more important factor of quality.”

I have never known a concern to make a decided success that did not do good, honest work, and even in these days of the fiercest competition, when everything would seem to be a matter of price, there lies still at the root of great business success the very much more important factor of quality.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “That best portion of a good man’s life – His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.”

That best portion of a good man’s life – His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Nothing man has discovered or imagined is to be named with the steam engine. It has no fellow. Franklin capturing the lightning, Morse annihilating space with the telegraph, Bell transmitting speech through the air by the telephone, are not less mysterious – being more ethereal, perhaps in one sense they are even more so – still, the labor of the world performed by heating cold water places Watt and his steam engine in a class apart by itself.”

Nothing man has discovered or imagined is to be named with the steam engine. It has no fellow. Franklin capturing the lightning, Morse annihilating space with the telegraph, Bell transmitting speech through the air by the telephone, are not less mysterious – being more ethereal, perhaps in one sense they are even more so – still, the labor of the world performed by heating cold water places Watt and his steam engine in a class apart by itself.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “An iron railroad would be a cheaper thing than a road of the common construction.” Here lay in a few words the idea from which our railway system has sprung.”

An iron railroad would be a cheaper thing than a road of the common construction.” Here lay in a few words the idea from which our railway system has sprung.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Boulton sold the estate which had come to him by his wife, and the greater part of his father’s property, and mortgaged the remainder. It is evident that the great captain had taken in hand far too many enterprises. Probably he had not heard the new doctrine: “Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.”

Boulton sold the estate which had come to him by his wife, and the greater part of his father’s property, and mortgaged the remainder. It is evident that the great captain had taken in hand far too many enterprises. Probably he had not heard the new doctrine: “Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “It is now thirteen years since I ceased to accumulate wealth and began to distribute it. I could never have succeeded in either had I stopped with having enough to retire upon, but nothing to retire to.”

It is now thirteen years since I ceased to accumulate wealth and began to distribute it. I could never have succeeded in either had I stopped with having enough to retire upon, but nothing to retire to.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

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

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “This is where the children of honest poverty have the most precious of all advantages over those of wealth. The mother, nurse, cook, governess, teacher, saint, all in one; the father, exemplar, guide, counselor, and friend! Thus were my brother and I brought up. What has the child of millionaire or nobleman that counts compared to such a heritage?”

This is where the children of honest poverty have the most precious of all advantages over those of wealth. The mother, nurse, cook, governess, teacher, saint, all in one; the father, exemplar, guide, counselor, and friend! Thus were my brother and I brought up. What has the child of millionaire or nobleman that counts compared to such a heritage?

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Let there be light.” This.”

Let there be light.” This.

— Andrew Carnegie


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

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

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Among the conditions of life or the laws of Nature, some of which seem to us faulty, some apparently unjust and merciless, there are many that amaze us by their beauty and sweetness. Love of home, regardless of its character or location, certainly is one of these.”

Among the conditions of life or the laws of Nature, some of which seem to us faulty, some apparently unjust and merciless, there are many that amaze us by their beauty and sweetness. Love of home, regardless of its character or location, certainly is one of these.

— Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie Quote: “Certainly the man who makes his own wealth eclipses those who inherit rank from others.” I.”

Certainly the man who makes his own wealth eclipses those who inherit rank from others.” I.

— Andrew Carnegie

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