Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!

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%.

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.

The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.

Aim for the highest.

Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

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.

Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

It is the mind that makes the body rich.

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.

I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself the master of that line.

Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.

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.

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

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

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

Wealth is not to feed our egos, but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.

Think of yourself on the threshold of success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you.

No man can become rich without himself enriching others.

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.

Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.

One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.

Young man, make your name worth something.

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.

The 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.

I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

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

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.

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 way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

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

You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.