Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”

“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”

“When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.”

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

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

“It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.”

“No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.”

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

“TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.”

“The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.”

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

“Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.”

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

“Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who were cleverer than himself”

“You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.”

“Perhaps the most tragic thing about mankind is that we are all dreaming about some magical garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are right outside today.”
“Do real and permanent good in this world.”

“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

“I don’t believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.”

“A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.”

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