You develop millionaires the way you mine gold. You expect to move tons of dirt to find an ounce of gold, but you don’t go into the mine looking for the dirt – you go in looking for the gold.
Other Andrew Carnegie quotes:
The sound rule in business is that you may give money freely when you have a surplus, but your name never-neither as endorser nor as member of a corporation with individual liability.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Not evil, but good, has come to the race from the accumulation of wealth by those who have had the ability and energy that produce it.
Concentration is my motto. First honesty, then industry, then concentration.
The law which is never to be broken is never required.
No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
Put all your eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket.
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.
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.
Men who reach decisions promptly usually have the capacity to move with definiteness of purpose in other circumstances.