No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
Any person can achieve greatness if they understand the philosophy of success and the steps required to achieve it.
You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.
The best time to expand is when no one else dares to take risks.
The greatest astonishment of my life was the discovery that the man who does the work is not the man who gets rich.
The more difficult a problem becomes, the more interesting it is.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it.
Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach that position, with untarnished reputation, and make no other vow to distract your attention.
One great cause of failure of young men in business is lack of concentration.
The sole purpose of being rich is to give away money.
Mutual ignorance breeds mutual distrust.
Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.
Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Give me a man with an average ability but a burning desire to succeed and I will give you a winner in exchange every time.
You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big.
Strength is derived from unity. The range of our collective vision is far greater when individual insights become one.
Pioneering don't pay.
There is no way of making a business successful that can vie with the policy of promoting those who render exceptional service.
Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
I will give a million dollars for any convincing proof of a future life.
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.
I don't believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.
Do real and permanent good in this world.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Touch his head, and he will bargain and argue with you to the last; Touch his heart, and he falls upon your breast.
The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it.
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.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Golf is an indispensable adjunct to high civilisation.
It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
A man who was generous with his wealth. It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others.
Aim for the highest.
Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.
The only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help those who help themselves.
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
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.
Take away my people, but leave my factories and soon grass will grow on the factory floors......Take away my factories, but leave my people and soon we will have a new and better factory.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
I wish to have as my epitaph: 'Here lies a man who was wise enough to bring into his service men who knew more than he.'
Instead of the question "What must I do for my employer?" substitute "What can I do.
Men are developed the same way gold is mined. When gold is mined, several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold; but one doesn't go into the mine looking for dirt--one goes in looking for the gold.
The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.
Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends-the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions.
And there is no use whatever, gentlemen, trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work.
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
Those who would administer charity wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. It were better for mankind that the millions of the rich were thrown into the sea than spent to encourage the slothful, the drunken, the unworthy. Of every thousand dollars spent in so-called charity today, it is probable that nine hundred and fifty dollars is unwisely spent -- so spent, indeed, as to produce the very evils which it hopes to mitigate or cure.
When I did big things, some large corporations like the Pennsylvania Railroad Company were behind me and responsible party.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
The surest foundation of a manufacturing concern is quality. After that, and a long way after, comes cost.