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Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Andrew Carnegie
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.
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#Business

Andrew Carnegie
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.
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#Compromise

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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
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#Competition

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You're achieving God's mission for humanity and country through capitalism, but by Christianity and your own sense of patriotism, you have a duty to better mankind.
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#Capitalism

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The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost / for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
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#Competition

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

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You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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#American Businessman

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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.
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#Business #Inequality

Andrew Carnegie
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
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#American Businessman

Andrew Carnegie
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
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#American Businessman #Mediocrity

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There is little success where there is little laughter.
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#American Businessman #Laughter

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

Andrew Carnegie
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
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#American Businessman #Achievement

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

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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%.
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#Ability #American Businessman

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No man can become rich without himself enriching others
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#Man

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

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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.
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#Ability #American Businessman

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

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He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
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#American Businessman #Fools And Foolishness

Andrew Carnegie
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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#American Businessman