Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest people ever. He also knew how to spend his money well and apart from building Carnegie Hall and Peace Palace he funded various universities, charities and foundations with 90% of his fortune. He lived in the end of 19th century, however his philosophy is pretty useful now too. He led the expansion of steel industry and spend a lot of his time on improving society. In my previous post I wrote about Napoleon Hill’s quotes and “Think and Grow Rich’ book. Because Napoleon Hill work was published in 20th century and is still being sold now he may be more known to our generation, however it was Andrew Carnegie who inspired Napoleon to spend his life interviewing successful people and organising that knowledge into a book.
Would you like to read some of Andrew Carnegie quotes to have an idea of they way his thoughts worked? I’m a geek, I’m always dying to read things like that so here you go 😀
- People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
- 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%.
- The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
- No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
- You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
- There is little success where there is little laughter.
- 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.
- As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Aim for the highest.
- Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
- I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
- I began to learn what poverty meant. It was burnt into my heart then that my father had to beg for work. And then and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man.
- Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
- The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it.
- Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
- Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Which one really speaks to you?? To me probably all of these that’s why I picked them 😛 however the strongest (to me) is 3, 6 and 16.