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Wisdom from Andrew Carnegie


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

It is the mind that makes the body rich.
The richest heritage a young man can have is to be born into poverty.

Take care of your pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.

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

A man, to be in business, must be at least owner of the enterprise which he manages and to which he gives his attention, and is chiefly dependent on for his revenues not upon salary but upon its profits.

Men who reach decisions promptly usually have the capacity to move with definiteness of purpose in other circumstances.

I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master in that line.

A great business is seldom if ever built up, except on lines of strictest integrity.

Put your eggs in one basket. And watch the basket. That’s the way to make money.

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

You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.

The surest foundation of a manufacturing concern is quality.

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

Anything in life worth having is worth working for!

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

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.

It is impossible for anyone to be cheated out of an honorable career unless he cheats himself.

Whatever your wages are, save a little.

Do not make riches, but usefulness your first aim.

Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself.

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