Quotations From ANDREW CARNEGIE

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    I can't afford to pay them any other way.
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. quoted in Burton J. Hendrick, Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ch. 15, sct. 2 (1932). In reply to a banker's question, "How can you afford to pay your men so well?"
  • 2.
    I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. Inscription in album. Quoted in Burton J. Hendrick, Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ch. 17 (1932). See also Carnegie's comment under "wealth."

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    Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. quoted in Life of Andrew Carnegie, ch. 15, sct. 2, Burton J. Hendrick (1932). Referring to the banker J.P. Morgan's habit of incorporating men who had made brilliant careers in other houses.
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