Famous Andrew Carnegie Quotes

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%.


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.


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


The man of business knows that only by years of patient, unremitting attention to affairs can he earn his reward, which is the result, not of chance, but of well-devised means for the attainment of ends.


Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.


The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it.


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


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


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


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


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.


You develop millionaires the way you mine gold. You expect to move tons of dirt to find an ounce of gold, but you don’t go into the mine looking for the dirt-you go in looking for the gold.


Any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin at once to cloth itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available.


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


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%.


There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire.


The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.