In bestowing charity, the main consideration should be to help those who help themselves. It provides part of the means by which those who desire to improve may do so; to give to those who desire to rise the aids by which they may rise; to assist but rarely or never to do all.
Andrew Carnegie Quotes
The man of wealth must become a trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability to administer.
Pioneering don’t pay.
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.
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
And while the law (of competition) may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
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%.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.