Favorite Quotations Andrew Carnegie Autobiography of Carnegie

"There is little success where there is little laughter."~ Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

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

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

The man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was his to administer during his life, will pass away unwept,unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leaves the dross which he cannot take with him.

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

The law of competition is best for the race, because it ensures survival of the fittest.

Concentration is my motto first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

Here is the prime condition of success: Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.

Don't be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It's the horse that finishes a neck ahead wins the race.

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

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%.

A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity.

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

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