I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
Competition is a sin.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich wont succeed you must have a larger ambition.
I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
But longtime friend and competitor Robert Johnson, who founded BET, says, To me, his achievements would rival those of any business person in America, ... He had charisma, tenacity and passion to convince people that there was such a thing as a black consumer market.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
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