A Manual of the Public Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie

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A MANUAL OF THE PUBLIC BENEFACTIONS OF ANDREW CARNEGIE

"This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: To set an example vide modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to provide the most beneficial results for the community -- the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren." -- ANDREW CARNEGIE.

COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY THE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE

WASHINGTON 1919

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