Andrew Carnegie

United States
25 Nov 1835 // 11 Aug 1919
Industrialist

Slight attentions or a kind word to the humble often bring back reward as great as it is unlooked for... I am indebted to these trifles for some of the happiest attentions and the most pleasing incidents of my life.

Autobiography (1920)

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays