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 Andrew Carnegie Quotes 

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

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

There is not such a cradle 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. consideration.

No man becomes rich unless he enriches enriches others.

A man who acquires acquires the ability ability to take full possession possession of his own mind may take possession possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. entitled.

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

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. bigot. He that dare not is a slave. slave.

It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.

The man who dies rich, dies disgraced. disgraced.

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

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

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race because it ensures ensures the survival survival of the fittest in every department.

Man does not live by bread alone. I have known millionaires starving starving for lack lack of the nutriment which alone can sustain sustain all that is human in man, and I know workmen, and many so called poor men, who revel revel in luxuries beyond beyond the power of those millionaires to reach. It is the mind that makes the body rich. There is no class so pitiably wretched wretched as that which possesses possesses money and nothing else. Money can only be the useful drudge drudge of things immeasurably higher than itself. Exalted Exalted beyond beyond this, as it sometimes is, it remains remains Caliban still and still plays the beast. My aspirations take a higher flight. Mine be it to have contributed to the enlightenment enlightenment and the joys of the mind, to the things of the spirit, to all that tends to bring into the lives of the toilers toilers of Pittsburgh sweetness and light. I hold this the noblest possible use of wealth

To summarize what I have said: Aim for the highest; never enter a bar room; do not touch liquor, or if at all only at meals; never speculate; speculate; never indorse beyond beyond your surplus surplus cash fund; make the firm's interest yours; break orders always to save owners; concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket; expenditure always within revenue; lastly, be not impatient, for, as Emerson says, no one can cheat you out of ultimate ultimate success but yourselves." I congratulate poor young men upon being born to that ancient ancient and honourable degree which renders renders it necessary necessary that they should devote themselves to devote themselves to hard work. A basketful of bonds is the heaviest basket a young man ever had to carry. He generally gets to staggering staggering under it. We have in this city creditable instances instances of such young men, who have pressed to the front rank of our best and most useful citizens. These deserve deserve great credit. But the vast vast majority of the sons of rich men are unable unable to resist the temptations to which wealth subjects subjects them, and sink to unworthy lives. I would almost as soon leave a young man a curse, curse, as burden burden him with the almighty almighty dollar. It is not from this class you have rivalry to fear. The partner's sons will not trouble you much, but look out look out that some boys poorer, much poorer than yourselves, whose parents cannot afford afford to give them the advantages of a course in this institute, advantages which should give you a decided lead in the race look out look out that such boys do not challenge you at the post and pass you at the grand grand stand Look out stand Look out for the boy who has to plunge plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He is the probable probable dark horse that you had better watch.

This, then, is held to held to be the duty of the man of wealth: To set an example of modest, modest, unostentatious living, shunning shunning display or extravagance; to provide provide moderately moderately for the legitimate legitimate wants of those dependent on him; and, after doing so, to consider consider all surplus surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgement, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community the man of wealth thus becoming the mere mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

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