Today, I will be sharing with you the success secrets of Andrew Carnegie; the steel mogul and founder of Carnegie Steel. Before we dive into Andrew Carnegie’s quotes and success secrets, let’s take a quick glance at his bio.

Short Bio of Andrew Carnegie: Andrew Carnegie was a simple man, who started from nothing and built a business empire; Carnegie Steel Company. Andrew Carnegie was born in abject poverty but he wasn’t demoralized by his place and manner of birth.

He is best known for his kind hearted spirit and ambitious drive. Andrew Carnegie is on our list of the richest drop out billionaires and is best remembered as the man who gave away all his wealth to charity. Below are some of Andrew Carnegie’s business success secrets.

39 Famous Andrew Carnegie Quotes + Advice for Industrialists

1. “There is little success, where there is little laughter.”

2. “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of his community.”

3. “The first man gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.”

4. “All achievements, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.”

5. “The man who dies rich dies in disgrace.”

6. “The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.”

7. “Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.”

8. “You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.”

9. “No man becomes rich without himself enriching others.”

10. “Aim for the highest.”

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

12. “Concentrate your energy, your thoughts and your capital.’

13. “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. he that dare not is a slave.”

14. “I shall argue that strong men conversely know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater purpose.”

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

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

17. “Mr. Morgan buys his partners, I grow my own.”

18. “No person will make a great business; who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.”

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

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

21. “There is no class as pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

22. “Whatever I engage in, I push inordinately.”

23. “I began to learn what poverty meant. It was burnt in my heart then that my father had to beg for work and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man.”

24. “Success can be attained in any branch of labor. There’s always room at the top in every pursuit.”

25. “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 fro the shade into sunshine.”

26. “When I did big things, some large corporations like the Pennsylvania Railroad Company were behind me and responsible party.”

27. “And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret. Concentrate your energy, thoughts and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged in. 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.”

28. “I did not understand steam machinery but I tried to understand much more complicated mechanism; – man.”

29. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparallel success. A whole clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!! Achieve!!!

30. “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world will take off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity andthe world will stand on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%”

31. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else o which he is entitled.”

32. “I believe that the true road to pre-eminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.

33. “Don’t look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

34. “The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.”

35. “Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

36. “And the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual but it’s best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

37. “Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was because you wanted something. Aim for the highest and when it’s a question of God’s almighty spirit. Never say I can’t.”

38. “My motto is concentration. First honesty; then industry and then concentration.”

39. “I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.”

Ajaero Tony Martins