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Quotes of the Day for 25 November 2001 – Andrew Carnegie

By chance we have back-to-back Carnegies, today is the anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's 1835 birth at Dunfermline, Scotland. He was short (between 5 foot 2 and 5 foot 6), the captain of the steel industry, and the richest man of his time. At his death he had given away over $360 Millions, his last $30 Millions were soon given away as well. He founded many of America's libraries, and was a prolific writer of letters to the editor - often on a spiritual note. Here are some of his thoughts.

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The quotes:

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

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

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

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
     - All today's quotes are from Andrew Carnegie, 1835 - 1919

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