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Ability
Engrave this Quote No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
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Capitalism
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Charity
Engrave this Quote In bestowing charity, the main consideration: should be to help those who will help themselves; to provide part of the means by which those who desire to improve may do so; to give those who desire to rise the aids by which they may rise; to assist, but rarely or never to do all. Neither the individual nor the race is improved by almsgiving. Those worthy of assistance, except in rare cases, seldom require assistance. The really valuable men of the race never do, except in case of accident or sudden change. Every one has, of course, cases of individuals brought to his own knowledge where temporary assistance can do genuine good, and these he will not overlook. But the amount which can be wisely given by the individual for individuals is necessarily limited by his lack of knowledge of the circumstances connected with each. He is the only true reformer who is as care ful and as anxious not to aid the unworthy as he is to aid the worthy, and, perhaps, even more so, for in almsgiving more injury is probably done by rewarding vice than by relieving virtue.
The rich man is thus almost restricted to following the examples of...others, who know that the best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise: free libraries, parks, and means of recreation, by which men are helped in body and mind; works of art, certain to give pleasure and improve the public taste; and public institutions of various kinds, which will improve the general condition of the people; in this manner returning their surplus wealth to the mass of their fellows in the forms best calculated to do them lasting good.

http://alpha.furman.edu/~benson/docs/carnegie.htm
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-Andrew Carnegie, Wealth also appeared later in the book The Gospel of Wealth, "North American Review", June, 1889
Concentration
Engrave this Quote Concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket...
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Engrave this Quote Concentration is my motto -- first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
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Control
Engrave this Quote No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
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Equality
Engrave this Quote We accept and welcome... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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Honor
Engrave this Quote All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
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Inheritance
Engrave this Quote I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
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Mind, the
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Money
Engrave this Quote I can't afford to pay them any other way.
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Planning
Engrave this Quote You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is ready to climb himself.
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Power
Engrave this Quote Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
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Progress
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Wealth
Engrave this Quote This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.
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Engrave this Quote The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced. Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.
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Engrave this Quote 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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Engrave this Quote The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
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Winning, Winners
Engrave this Quote The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
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Work
Engrave this Quote 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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