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Andrew Carnegie

Geburtstag: 25. November 1835
Todesdatum: 11. August 1919

Andrew Carnegie war ein aus dem Vereinigten Königreich stammender amerikanischer Tycoon in der Stahlbranche.

Geboren als Sohn eines Webers, wurde Carnegie zum reichsten Menschen seiner Zeit. Er war berühmt als Philanthrop und spendete insgesamt mehr als 350 Millionen US-Dollar, was heute etwa 4,8 Milliarden US-Dollar entspricht.

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„Wer als reicher Mann stirbt, stirbt schändlich.“

„A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.“


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

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

„If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.“

„A 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.“

„No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.“

„There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.“


„Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.“

„The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.“

„It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.“

„When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.“


„He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.“

„Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.“

„Perhaps the most tragic thing about mankind is that we are all dreaming about some magical garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are right outside today.“

„All human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.“

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