Andrew Carnegie Quotes
Andrew Carnegie Quotes
One of my favorite “rags to riches” story is the one about Andrew Carnegie—the story about how a poor young man became one of the richest entrepreneurs of his age. But that is only one-third of the story. The other parts of the story about Carnegie are how he, firstly, preached for the rights of laborers to unionize and to protect their jobs. But his rhetoric did not always match his action and the event that would haunt him for life. Secondly, how his believe in in the saying, “the man who dies rich dies disgraced,” influenced him to give away his fortune to improve mankind. Hence, Andrew Carnegie quotes are not only random sayings, but about the principles he lived by and the wisdom bestowed upon him.
Source: Library of Congress
When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.
TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
List of Andrew Carnegie Quotes
Aim for the Highest. ~ Andrew Carnegie
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. ~ 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%. ~ Andrew Carnegie
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. ~ Andrew Carnegie
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it. ~ 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
A 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
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone. ~ Andrew Carnegie
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. ~ Andrew Carnegie