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Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.

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Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

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The 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.

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Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.

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No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.

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The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

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You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.

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No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

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I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

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I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

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The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.

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

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Andrew Carnegie — quotes and aphorisms

Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.

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

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The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

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Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

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Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!

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The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

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

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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.

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