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.
Other Andrew Carnegie quotes:
I believe that the road to pre-eminent success in any line of work is to make yourself master of that line of work.
Do real and permanent good in this world.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
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.
Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.
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.
There is little success where there is little laughter.