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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Andrew Carnegie on teamwork, gospel, wealth, organizations, library, philanthropy, real-estate, success, talent and finance.

35 Insightful Quotes By Andrew Carnegie That Will Drive You To Do Your Bit

Famous As: Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.

Born On: November 25, 1835

Died On: August 11, 1919

Born In: Dunfermline

Died At Age: 83

Andrew Carnegie was a prominent Scottish-American industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. One of the richest Americans ever, Carnegie also became a leading philanthropist. He gave away approximately $350 million to universities, foundations and charities during the last 18 years of his life. He spent almost 90 percent of his wealth on the welfare of society. His works, thoughts, views and life was largely driven towards causes like world peace, scientific research and education. The fortune that he made through his steel business was used by him in building ‘Peace Palace’ and Carnegie Hall’. He also founded a number of welfare trusts, universities and corporations that worked towards public welfare and social benefits. Following is a compilation of some empowering thoughts, opinions and views by the visionary businessman. Read through the inspiring and motivating quotes and sayings by Andrew Carnegie.
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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

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

Andrew Carnegie

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

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

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

Andrew Carnegie

No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.

Andrew Carnegie

There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.

Andrew Carnegie

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.

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

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

The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.

Andrew Carnegie

Perhaps the most tragic thing about mankind is that we are all dreaming about some magical garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are right outside today.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Andrew Carnegie

TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Andrew Carnegie

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Andrew Carnegie

All human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.

Andrew Carnegie

Do real and permanent good in this world.

Andrew Carnegie

Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who were cleverer than himself

Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

Andrew Carnegie

We cannot afford to lose the Negro. We have urgent need of all and more. Let us therefore turn our efforts to making the best of him.

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

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

Andrew Carnegie

Not only had I got rid of the theology and the supernatural, but I had found the truth of evolution.

Andrew Carnegie

Concentrate: put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket. ~

Andrew Carnegie

I am as a speck of dust in the sun, and not even so much, in this solemn, mysterious, unknowable universe.

Andrew Carnegie

A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.

Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Is necessarily limited by his lack of knowledge of the circumstances

Andrew Carnegie