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J. Paul Getty Quotes

(1892-1976), American Oil Tycoon, Billionaire

I buy when other people are selling.

Category: Business

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.

Category: Excellence

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

Category: Experience

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.

Category: Habit

The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.

Category: Inheritance

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

Category: Knowledge

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.

Category: Marriage

If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.

Category: Money

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

Category: Money

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.''

Category: Negotiation

There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.

Category: Opportunity

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.

Category: Risk

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?

Category: Work