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The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time

The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time

Which are your favorite best friend quotes?

Due to popular demand, we built this incredible list of the best friend quotes of all time!

True friendship is a sacred thing, and now hard to come by in this day in age, with trust issues running high. This article is for everyone out there who either has a best friend or is still looking for one.

If these quotes get you thinking about a friend of yours, go ahead and share the page with them, so they know how much they mean to you.

Enjoy the list of best friend quotes!

 

The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time

1. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” Aristotle

2. “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed

3. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer

4. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” Socrates

5. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton

6. “I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles

 

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7. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” Oprah Winfrey

8. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

9. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler

10. “Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.” – Emil Ludwig

11. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

12. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

13. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

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14. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

15. “Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

16. “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali

17. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” Buddha

 

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18. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” – Anonymous

19. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau

20. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.” – William Hazlitt

21. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

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22. “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” – Anonymous

23. “True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.” – Unknown

24. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis

25. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

26. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

27. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” Zig Ziglar

 

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28. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

29. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

30. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

31. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” – Unknown

32. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Donna Roberts

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33. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

34. “My best friend, I would lie for, cry for, take a bullet for and straight up die for.” – Unknown

35. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams

36. “Friendship isn’t about who’m you’ve known the longest. It’s about who came and never left your side.” – Unknown

 

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37. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

38. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham

39. “You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” – Laurence J. Peter

40. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” Confucius

41. “No matter how serious life gets, you’ve still got to have that one person you can be completely stupid with.” – Unknown

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42. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

43. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

44. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

45. “A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.” – Unknown

46. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” – Epicurus

47. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Abraham Lincoln

 

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48. “Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.” – Unknown

49. “Some people only get called by nicknames. Usually it sounds weird to even say their real name.” – Unknown

50. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.” – Ethel Barrymore

51. “Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.” – Unknown

52. “The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth Foley

53. “It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers.” – Unknown

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54. “We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up. After I finish laughing.” – Unknown

55. “Sometimes me thinks, ‘what is a friend?’ And then me say, ‘friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'” – Cookie Monster

56. “A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” Sarah Jessica Parker

57. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

 

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58. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.” – Unknown

59. “A true friend is the only person who never gets tired of listening to our own pointless dramas over and over again.” – Unknown

60. “I keep telling myself to stop talking to weirdos but then I wouldn’t have any friends left.” – Unknown

61. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving

62. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

63. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde

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64. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch

65. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy

66. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche

67. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

68. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” Mark Twain

 

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69. “It scares me to trust people when the ones who promised will never leave, go. And the ones who say they will always be there, were never really there.” – Unknown

70. “Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” – Unknown

71. “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

72. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” Tony Robbins

73. “A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane

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74. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

75. “Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” – Unknown

76. “Like a wave out on the ocean, I will always come right back to you.” – Unknown

77. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley

 

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78. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.“ – Linda Grayson

79. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

80. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes

81. “The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

82. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

83. “If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” – Alice Duer Miller

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84. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

85. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” – Latin Proverb

86. “Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.” – Chanakya

87. “When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.” – Japanese Proverb

88. “To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.” – Gaius Sallustius Crispus

89. “Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends.” – Robert Brault

 

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90. “Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.” – American Proverb

91. “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

92. “True friends do not judge each other, they judge people together.” – Unknown

93. “Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” – Jacques Delille

94. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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95. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin

96. “Hard times will always reveal true friends.” – Unknown

97. “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” – Edgar Watson Howe

98. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Gibran Khalil Gibran

99. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

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100. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

 

Summary

Friendship is a very important and special thing to have in life. Sometimes it can be easy to have a lot of friends, but hard for even a few of those people to be true friends.

You’ll often have to remove negative friends from your life in order to lave yourself with the few that truly support you. That’s not an easy thing to do.

So I hope the best friend quotes we’ve compiled together here have brightened your day, and you have someone you can share these with.

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance, and investment for the last 7 years. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing wealth infotainment sites in the world; with over 300 million views worldwide. Dan doesn't use personal social media anymore, so you won't be able to find him on Instagram, or Twitter.

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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

 

37th of 47 Andrew Carnegie Quotes

“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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