Mr Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and migrated to the United States as a child with his parents. His first job in the United States was as a factory worker in a bobbin factory. Later on he became a bill logger for the owner of the company. Soon after he became a messenger boy. Eventually he progressed up the ranks of a telegraph company. He built Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company,
The greatest accomplishments are achieved by those who take immediate action. Set some challenging goals and allow nothing to get in your way from reaching them
"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do."
Your actions speak louder than your words. Remember to smile and always present yourself in a professional and confident manner. Do this, and you will always be perceived in a positive way.
Extraordinary leaders are never solely concerned about themselves and their own personal victories. They have integrity and always remember to hold the needs of others equal to or greater than their own.
"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself
or get all the credit for doing it."
Aim for the highest.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
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.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
"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."
There may be times when you find the competition surrounding you to be overwhelming. Use these opportunities to assess your own strengths and weaknesses and have confidence that you will find a way to succeed.
"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell."
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.