There are two types of people who never achieve very much in their lifetimes. One is the person who won’t do what he or she is told to do, and the other is the person who does no more than he or she is told to do.
Other Andrew Carnegie quotes:
The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
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.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
My hopes were high, and I looked every day for some change to take place. What it was to be I knew not, but that it would come I felt certain if I kept on.