Photo by Theodore C. Marceau (1913)
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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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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