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  1. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

  2. You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is ready to climb himself.

  3. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.

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

  5. There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.

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

  7. No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.

  8. The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

  9. I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

  10. Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

  11. 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.

  12. No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

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

  14. Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

  15. The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.

  16. I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

  17. Concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket...

  18. Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

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

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

  21. Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

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  22. Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.

  23. All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.

  24. I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.

  25. I can't afford to pay them any other way.

  26. Concentration is my motto -- first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

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  27. You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.

  28. 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%.

  29. Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.

  30. Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.

  31. The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced. Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.

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  32. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.

  33. You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.

  34. There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation, and kept it.

  35. We accept and welcome... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.

  36. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

  37. The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

  38. There is little success where there is little laughter.

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

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

  41. Aim for the highest.

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When was Andrew Carnegie birthday? Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835.

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