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80 Winston Churchill Quotes About War & Courage

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Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman who was Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 – 1945 and again from 1951 – 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer, and an artist.

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953, and in 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

We’ve put together this enormous collection of the 80 best Winston Churchill quotes of all time:

 

80 Winston Churchill Quotes

1. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.” Winston Churchill

2. “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” – Winston Churchill

3. “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.” – Winston Churchill

4. “We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill

5. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill

6. “All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” – Winston Churchill

7. “All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.” – Winston Churchill

8. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.” – Winston Churchill

 

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9. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.” – Winston Churchill

 

10. “Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all.” – Winston Churchill

11. “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” – Winston Churchill

12. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

13. “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

14. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” – Winston Churchill

16. “Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.” – Winston Churchill

17. “Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.” – Winston Churchill

 

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18. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill

 

19. “Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour!’” – Winston Churchill

20. “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

21. “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.” – Winston Churchill

22. “I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” – Winston Churchill

23. “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.” – Winston Churchill

24. “If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future.” – Winston Churchill

 

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25. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

 

26. “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.” – Winston Churchill

27. “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” – Winston Churchill

28. “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill

29. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

30. “In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.” – Winston Churchill

31. “In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.” – Winston Churchill

32. “In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.” – Winston Churchill

 

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33. “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” – Winston Churchill

 

34. “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” – Winston Churchill

35. “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” – Winston Churchill

36. “It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.” – Winston Churchill

37. “It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Winston Churchill

38. “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.” – Winston Churchill

39. “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill

40. “Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.” – Winston Churchill

41. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

42. “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.” – Winston Churchill

 

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43. “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” – Winston Churchill

 

44. “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.” – Winston Churchill

45. “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” – Winston Churchill

46. “Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

47. “Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.” – Winston Churchill

49. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

50. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

 

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51. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

 

52. “The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” – Winston Churchill

53. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill

54. “The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of engineers.” – Winston Churchill

55. “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” – Winston Churchill

56. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill

57. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

58. “The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.” – Winston Churchill

59. “The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that when nations are strong they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are often no longer strong.” – Winston Churchill

 

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60. “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.” – Winston Churchill

 

61. “There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has it exceptions.” – Winston Churchill

62. “There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.” – Winston Churchill

63. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” – Winston Churchill

64. “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill

65. “Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.” – Winston Churchill

66. “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” – Winston Churchill

67. “To have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. Now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all!…Hitler’s fate was sealed. Mussolini’s fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder.” – Winston Churchill

 

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68. “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

 

69. “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” – Winston Churchill

70. “We (The British) have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.” – Winston Churchill

71. “We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” – Winston Churchill

72. “We shall not flag or fail, we shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. And We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill

73. “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” – Winston Churchill

74. “What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.” – Winston Churchill

75. “What kind of a people do they (Japan) think we are? Is it possible they do not realise that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?” – Winston Churchill

76. “When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.” – Winston Churchill

77. “When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.” – Winston Churchill

78. “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.” – Winston Churchill

79. “You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” – Winston Churchill

80. “You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

 

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47 Wise & Honest Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.

Here’s our collection of wise and honest Ernest Hemingway quotes:

 

47 Ernest Hemingway Quotes

1. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

2. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway

3. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

4. “I’m so in love with you, that there isn’t anything else.” – Ernest Hemingway

5. “Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

6. “Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind” – Ernest Hemingway

7. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” Ernest Hemingway

8. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

9. “When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

10. “You are so brave and quiet. I forget you are suffering.” – Ernest Hemingway

11. “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway

12. “Every day above earth is a good day.” – Ernest Hemingway

13. “I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.” – Ernest Hemingway

14. “Isn”t it pretty to think so?” – Ernest Hemingway

15. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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16. “Stop chasing the wrong one. The right one won’t run.” – Ernest Hemingway

17. “The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

18. “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

19. “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” – Ernest Hemingway

20. “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

21. “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway

22. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” – Ernest Hemingway

23. “I drink to make other people interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway

24. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

25. “Never mistake motion for action.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

27. “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” – Ernest Hemingway

28. “To let with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.” – Ernest Hemingway

29. “Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those swallows when the ocean can be so cruel.” – Ernest Hemingway

30. “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway

31. “Every man’s life ends the same way. it’s only the details of how he lived and how he dies that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

32. “I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing.” – Ernest Hemingway

33. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” – Ernest Hemingway

34. “No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.” – Ernest Hemingway

35. “The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway

36. “There are only two places in the world you can live happy: At home and in Paris.” – Ernest Hemingway

37. “We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.” – Ernest Hemingway

38. “Write drunk, edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway

39. “Being against evil doesn’t make you good.” – Ernest Hemingway

40. “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth” – Ernest Hemingway

41. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway

42. “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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43. “Only those who are prepared to go too far can possibly know how far they can go.” – Ernest Hemingway

44. “The fun of talk is to explore.” – Ernest Hemingway

45. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

46. “We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” – Ernest Hemingway

47. “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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48 Beautiful Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Leonardo da Vinci was a famous Italian artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who’s known for his enduring works ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Mona Lisa’.

He was born in Vinci, Italy, in 1452, and passed away in France, in 1519.

Here’s our collection of 48 beautiful Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

 

48 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

1. “A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.” – Leonardo da Vinci

2. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Experience does not err. Only your judgements err by expecting from her what is not in her power.” – Leonardo da Vinci

4. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

5. “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” – Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Life well spent is long.” – Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up.” – Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

9. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

11. “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” – Leonardo da Vinci

12. “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

13. “He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

14. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. It’s the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

15. “Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

16. “Life without love, is no life at all.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

18. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” – Leonardo da Vinci

19. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.” – Leonardo da Vinci

20. “You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

21. “A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.” – Leonardo da Vinci

22. “As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

23. “He who thinks little errs much.” – Leonardo da Vinci

24. “In time and with water, everything changes.” – Leonardo da Vinci

25. “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” – Leonardo da Vinci

26. “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.” – Leonardo da Vinci

27. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

28. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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“There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

30. “You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.” – Leonardo da Vinci

31. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” – Leonardo da Vinci

32. “Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.” – Leonardo da Vinci

33. “He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.” – Leonardo da Vinci

34. “Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

35. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

36. “Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.” – Leonardo da Vinci

37. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” – Leonardo da Vinci

38. “The knowledge of all things is possible.” – Leonardo da Vinci

39. “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

40. “All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

42. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.” – Leonardo da Vinci

43. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

44. “Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” – Leonardo da Vinci

45. “Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.” – Leonardo da Vinci

46. “Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci

47. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci

48. “Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake?” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

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47 Empowering Andrew Carnegie Quotes

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He is often identified as one of the richest people, as well as one of the richest Americans ever.

Carnegie built a leadership role as a philanthropist for the United States and the British Empire. Before he passed away, he gave almost $350 million to charities, foundations, and universities. In today’s economy, that money would have been worth around $78 billion.

Here’s our collection of empowering Andrew Carnegie quotes:

 

47 Empowering Andrew Carnegie Quotes

1. “A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved for the shade into sunshine.” – Andrew Carnegie

2. “And the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual but it’s best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” – Andrew Carnegie

3. “Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was because you wanted something. Aim for the highest and when it’s a question of God’s almighty spirit. Never say I can’t.” – Andrew Carnegie

4. “I did not understand steam machinery but I tried to understand much more complicated mechanism; – man.” – Andrew Carnegie

5. “It is the mind that makes the body rich.” – Andrew Carnegie

6. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

7. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

8. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “There is no class as pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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

11. “Aim for the highest.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

13. “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. he that dare not is a slave.” – Andrew Carnegie

14. “I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.” – Andrew Carnegie

15. “Mr. Morgan buys his partners, I grow my own.” – Andrew Carnegie

16. “No person will make a great business; who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” – Andrew Carnegie

17. “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world will take off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and the world will stand on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%” – Andrew Carnegie

18. “The secret of happiness is renunciation.” – Andrew Carnegie

19. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

21. “All achievements, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.” – Andrew Carnegie

22. “Concentrate your energy, your thoughts and your capital.” – Andrew Carnegie

23. “I began to learn what poverty meant. It was burnt in my heart then that my father had to beg for work and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man.” – Andrew Carnegie

24. “I shall argue that strong men conversely know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater purpose.” – Andrew Carnegie

25. “My motto is concentration. First honesty; then industry and then concentration.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

27. “The first man gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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28. “The secret of success lies not in doing your own work but in recognizing the best person to do it.” – Andrew Carnegie

29. “Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.” – Andrew Carnegie

30. “All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.” – Andrew Carnegie

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

32. “I believe that the true road to per-eminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” – Andrew Carnegie

33. “I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.” – Andrew Carnegie

34. “No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.” – Andrew Carnegie

35. “Success can be attained in any branch of labor. There’s always room at the top in every pursuit.” – Andrew Carnegie

36. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

38. “Whatever I engage in, I push inordinately.” – Andrew Carnegie

39. “And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret. Concentrate your energy, thoughts and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged in. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line; to lead in it. Adopt every improvement, have the best machinery and know the most about it.” – Andrew Carnegie

40. “Don’t look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

41. “I can’t afford to pay them any other way.” – Andrew Carnegie

42. “Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.” – Andrew Carnegie

43. “No man becomes rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

44. “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of his community.” – Andrew Carnegie

45. “The man who dies rich dies in disgrace.” – Andrew Carnegie

46. “There is little success, where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

47. “When I did big things, some large corporations like the Pennsylvania Railroad Company were behind me and responsible party.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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