34 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. Carnegie’s journey is of rags to riches. He was a man of hard work, focusing on things that matter, surrounding himself with the right people and leaving the world better than he found it. He was one of the richest men on earth during his time, but he gave away most of it before his passing. There is much you can learn from Andrew Carnegie as did Napoleon Hill, the author of Think & Grow Rich. May his quotes push you to be the best that you can be and live a life of contribution and meaning. Have the courage to believe that you are the one and you have what it takes to be that best at whatever endeavor is aligned to who you truly are.

“Aim for the highest.” Andrew Carnegie

“There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not want to help themselves.” Andrew Carnegie

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

“I wish to have as my epitaph: Here lies a man who was wise enough to bring into his service men who knew more than he.” Andrew Carnegie

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

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

“No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” Andrew Carnegie

“Wealth is not to feed the egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.” Andrew Carnegie

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

“Anything worth having is worth working for.” Andrew Carnegie

“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” Andrew Carnegie

“You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.” Andrew Carnegie

“Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach that position, with untarnished reputation, and make no other vow to distract your attention.” Andrew Carnegie

“Young man, make your name worth something.” Andrew Carnegie

“My heart is in the work.” Andrew Carnegie

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success, a whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” Andrew Carnegie

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” Andrew Carnegie

“I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” Andrew Carnegie

“There is no class pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” Andrew Carnegie

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust to be managed for the good of others.” Andrew Carnegie

“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

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.” Andrew Carnegie

“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.” Andrew Carnegie

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” Andrew Carnegie

“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%.” Andrew Carnegie

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.” Andrew Carnegie

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” Andrew Carnegie

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.” Andrew Carnegie

“Concentrate your energies, your thoughts, and your capital.” 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

“All human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.” Andrew Carnegie

“Do real and permanent good in this world.” Andrew Carnegie

“It is the mind that makes the body rich.” Andrew Carnegie

“It is trying to be other than one’s self that unmans one. Be your own natural self and go ahead.” Andrew Carnegie


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