Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 - August 11, 1919)
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There is little success where there is little laughter.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
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%.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
(August 26, 1917 - December 13, 2006)
If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.
What someone is, begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he stops showing us what he can do.