His Early Life

His Philanthropy

His Legacy

Andrew Carnegie sitting facing slightly left, 1913

Andrew Carnegie, 1913

Photo courtesy of Project Gutenberg Archives

About Andrew Carnegie

This is the story behind the man who gave away his fortune and paved the way for libraries and literacy in the Waterloo Region.

It is the mind that makes the body rich. There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Money can only be the useful drudge of things immeasurably higher than itself... My aspirations take a higher flight. Mine be it to have contributed to the enlightenment and the joys of the mind, to the things of the spirit, to… sweetness and light. I hold this the noblest possible use of wealth. -Andrew Carnegie




Back to top | c2011 Gayle Bushell | Last Updated August 1, 2011