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Andrew Carnegie Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- 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

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one
basket and then watch that basket.
- Andrew Carnegie

 

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.
- Andrew Carnegie

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
- Andrew Carnegie

Aim for the highest.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

There is little success where there is little laughter.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero


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