Quotes by J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty

American Oil Tycoon, Billionaire

Alive from: 1892-1976

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    If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
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    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?
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    I buy when other people are selling.
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    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.
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    If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
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    In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
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    Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
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    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.''
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    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.
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    The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.
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    There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
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    To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
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    Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
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