You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.

— Andrew Carnegie

The most revealing Andrew Carnegie quotes that will add value to your life

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


No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.

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There is little success where there is little laughter.


I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest.


There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire.


Take away my people, but leave my factories and soon grass will grow on the factory floors......Take away my factories, but leave my people and soon we will have a new and better factory.


Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.


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.


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


The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.

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


The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it.


The sole purpose of being rich is to give away money.


About Andrew Carnegie

Quotes 166 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday November 25, 1835

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.

It is a never failing spring in the desert.


There is no use whatsoever in trying to help people who do not help themselves.


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


The secret of happiness is renunciation.


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


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%.


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


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


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


Three generations from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves.


There is little success where there is little laughter.


Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.

A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!


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.


The best time to expand is when no one else dares to take risks


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


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


One great cause of failure of young men in business is lack of concentration.


Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.


Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on 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.


Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work.


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


Anything in life worth having is worth working for.


Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged... 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket' is all wrong. I tell you 'put all your eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket.'


The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.


Mutual ignorance breeds mutual distrust.


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


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.


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.


It is not the rich man's son that the young struggler for advancement has to fear in the race for life, nor his nephew, nor his cousin. Let him look out for the dark horse in the boy who begins by sweeping out the office.


Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.


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


If thou dost not sow, thou shalt not reap.


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


Any person can achieve greatness if they understand the philosophy of success and the steps required to achieve it.


The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship.


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


Teamwork appears most effective if each individual helps others to succeed, increasing the synergy of that team; ideally, every person will contribute different skills to increase the efficiency of the team and develop its unity.