Quotation by Andrew Carnegie

The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away "unwept, unhonored, and unsung," no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced." Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.
Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. First published in North American Review, Cedar Falls, Iowa (June 1889). "The Gospel of Wealth," quoted in Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ch. 17, Burton J. Hendrick (1932).
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