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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (/k??r?ne??i/ kar-NAY-gee, but commonly /?k??rn??i/ KAR-n?-gee or /k??r?n??i/ kar-NEG-ee; November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He built a leadership role as a philanthropist for the United States and the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away to charities, foundations, and universities about $350 million (in 2015 share of GDP, $78.6 billion) – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and it stimulated a wave of philanthropy

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

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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 your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

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Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies be ...

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Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual ac ...

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

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Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one bas ...

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I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded ...

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The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.

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Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. ...

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It was from my own early experience that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied ...

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I give money for church organs in the hope the organ music will distract the congregation's attentio ...

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I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

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It is not the rich man's son that the young struggler for advancement has to fear in the race for li ...

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The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.

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