30 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

30 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

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30 Classic Andrew Carnegie Quotes
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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist whom led the American steel industry in the late 1800’s.

Andrew Carnegie also sparked and stimulated philanthropy with his article “The Gospel of Wealth”.

Here are some great Andrew Carnegie quotes to live by:


 30 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

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

2. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

3. “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

4. “Success can be attained in any branch of human labor. There is always room at the top in every pursuit. Concentrate all your thought and energy upon the performance of your duties.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

6. “I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.” – Andrew Carnegie

7. “Aim for the highest.” – Andrew Carnegie

8. “You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

10th Andrew Carnegie Quote – “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

11. “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.” – Andrew Carnegie

12. “Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.” – Andrew Carnegie

13. “I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

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


Andrew Carnegie Quote


16. “A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.” – Andrew Carnegie

17. “You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

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

20th Andrew Carnegie Quote – “And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret: concentrate your energy, thought, and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun in 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.” – Andrew Carnegie

21. “The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

22. “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

24. “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

25. “Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” – Andrew Carnegie

26. “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.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

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

29. “All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.” – Andrew Carnegie

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


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  1. The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” I spent many years searching for the secret , my search is over, thank you sir

  2. You know what I think about dreams, I think achieving ur dreams are the most easiest thing the universe, all you have to do is stuck on it, stuck on ur dreams, think about it every single second and work for it until you brings ur dreams into reality.
    If u can’t do this simple shit kindly stop watching dreams! Feel lucky coz you are feeling hunger in ur tommy!

    – Jagdish Kashyap

  3. I really love that one : ‘“No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” Give then get. Oh, and the quote on the teamwork, the one I have introduced to my colleagues, ‘Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results’.

    Thank you Joel!

  4. I believe that the true road to permanent success in any line is to make yourself master of that field – Andrew carnegie

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