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Ed's Favorite Quotations. Emphasis added. References below.

ANDREW CARNEGIE

   
The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays.

" . . . [C]ivilization took its start from the day when the capable, industrious workman said to his incompetent and lazy fellow, "If thou dost not sow, thou shalt not reap," and thus ended primitive Communism by separating the drones from the bees. One who studies this subject will soon be brought face to face with the conclusion that upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends -- the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings-bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions."1a SCHUMPETER

"We might as well urge the destruction of the highest existing type of man because he failed to reach our ideal as to favor the destruction of Individualism, Private Property, the Law of Accumulation of Wealth, and the Law of Competition; for these are the highest result of human experience . . . Unequally or unjustly, perhaps, as these laws sometimes operate, and imperfect as they appear to the Idealist, they are, nevertheless, like the highest type of man, the best and most valuable of all that humanity has yet accomplished."1b MARX PASTEUR NIETZSCHE POINCARÉ SPENGLER SCHUMPETER

"Reduced cost of production, under the free play of competition, insures reduced prices to the consumer."1c

"Every attempt to monopolize the manufacture of any staple article carries within its bosom the seeds of failure."1d SCHUMPETER

"The strongest sentiment in man, the real motive which at the crisis determines his action in international affairs, is racial. Upon this tree grow the one language, one religion, one literature, and one law which bind men together and make them brothers in time of need as against men of other races."1e GOBINEAU BUBER


  
 

Andrew Carnegie. The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays. Edited by Edward C. Kirkland. President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1962. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

  

Andrew Carnegie. The Gospel of Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom). Applewood Books, 1998.
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Problems of To-Day: Wealth, Labor, Socialism.

 


Andrew Carnegie. Problems of To-Day: Wealth, Labor, Socialism. University Press of the Pacific, 2002.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Andrew Carnegie. The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays. Edited by Edward C. Kirkland. President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1962. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
a Chp. II: The Gospel of Wealth, at 18.
b Ibid., at 19.
c Chp. IV: Popular Illusions about Trusts, at 86.
d Ibid., at 90.
e
Chp. XI: Does America Hate England?, at 198.

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