My father said ''You must never try to make all the money that's in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won't have many deals.''
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.
Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.
J. Paul Getty sent the following to a magazine requesting a short article explaining his success 'Some people find oil. Others don't.'
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
I'd rather have 1 of the effort of 100 men than 100 of my own effort.
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.
The 1 guideline to success is you must be in business for yourself. When you work for someone else, you sell your time at wholesale to your employer, who then re-sells it at retail to the customer.
I buy when other people are selling.
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