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Top 25 Andrew Carnegie's Quotes Every Business Person Should Study

Andrew Carnegie's motivational quotes
I first learnt about Andrew Carnegie's business acumen and exploits via Napoleon Hill's book, "Think and Grow Rich", during my undergraduate days. Born to a poor handloom weaver in Scotland, who later migrated to United States, Carnegie's journey began in a one-room weaver’s cottage in Dunfermline. He rose from poverty to become a foremost American industrialist and at one point the richest man in the world.

Here are some great Andrew Carnergie's quotes to draw inspiration from... 

Top 25 Andrew Carnegie's Quotes Every Business Person Should Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


8. “All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “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

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

11. “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

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


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

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

15. “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

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

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


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

19. “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

20. “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

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

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

23. “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

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

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


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Obinna, none of these quotes by Andrew Carnegie can be written off. They are highly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're right, Taiwo. I personally still have a lot to learn from them. Thanks for your input.

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