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I'd rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.
A man can fail, but he isn't a failure until he blames someone else.
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.
A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if you are a business failure.
There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.
Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That's not just a catchy slogan. It's the very essence of successful investing.
The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
In my opinion, an individual without any love of the arts cannot be considered completely civilized.
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out. You must learn to thrive on stress.
I would rather receive one percent of the income of 100 men, than 100% of the income of one man.
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?
If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead -- if you strike oil.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
Build wealth as a by product of your business success. If wealth is your only objective in business, you will probably fail.
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
People who don't respect money don't have any.
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
Patience; this is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.
Men of means look at making money as a game which they love to play.
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.
My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
Age doesn't matter, unless you are cheese.
A sense of thrift is essential to success in business. The businessman must discipline himself to practice economy whenever possible, in his personal life as well as his business affairs.
If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves.
What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
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.
You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth.
....remember, a billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be.
There are no safeguards that can protect the emotional investor from himself.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
To build wealth today, you must be in your own business.
I buy when other people are selling.
Each [of my wives] was jealous and resentful of my preoccupation with business. Yet none showed any visible aversion to sharing in the proceeds.
Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
Wealth is only a benefit of the game of money. If you win, the money will be there.
I have no complex about wealth. I have worked very hard for my money; producing things people need.
You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.
Some people find oil. Others don't.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.