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Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie

Though he had little formal education, Andrew Carnegie grew up to become one of the wealthiest men in the United States. He began to build his fortune by making wise investments in oil and other industries. By the late 1800s, Carnegie had founded a new business, the Carnegie Steel Company, which revolutionized steel production in the U.S., making it easier and faster to produce quality ste…

Date of Birth: November 25, 1835
Date of Death: November 08, 1919


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Andrew Carnegie

"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" Andrew Carnegie
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Competition   

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"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." Andrew Carnegie
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Compromise   

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"You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb." Andrew Carnegie
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"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." Andrew Carnegie
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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." Andrew Carnegie
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American Businessman    Compromise   

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"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." Andrew Carnegie
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Self-improvement   

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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." Andrew Carnegie
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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" Andrew Carnegie
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Leadership   

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"Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket." Andrew Carnegie
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"I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar." Andrew Carnegie
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"This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves." Andrew Carnegie
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"Concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket." Andrew Carnegie
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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." Andrew Carnegie
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Competition   

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

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"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie
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"There is little success where there is little laughter." Andrew Carnegie
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"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell." Andrew Carnegie
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"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." Andrew Carnegie
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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." Andrew Carnegie
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Business    Inequality   

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"Pioneering don't pay" Andrew Carnegie
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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." Andrew Carnegie
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