Andrew Carnegie

I’ve been so thoroughly absorbed in Andrew Carnegie’s autobiography by David Nasaw, that I thought of sharing a snippet from the book –

Being born poor was a virtue, not a deficit, as it forced the young man to be self-sufficient at an early age. “You should be grateful to a kind Providence for fathers who have not burdened you with riches… By bequeathing the necessity to work the poor man leaves a richer heritage to his son than the millionaire can possibly give. Poverty at the beginning of life is a positive blessing.”


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