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Andrew Carnegie
November 25, 1835 - August 11, 1919
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

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.


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


I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.


I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.


No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.


Aim for the highest.


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


The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.


Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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%.


Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.


All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.


The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.


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


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