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J. Paul Getty quotes: Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s. Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s.
J. Paul Getty quotes: The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I am - and have always been - a Methodist. I am - and have always been - a Methodist.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom. Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.
J. Paul Getty quotes: The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances. The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I buy when other people are selling. I buy when other people are selling.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Age doesn't matter, unless you are cheese. Age doesn't matter, unless you are cheese.
J. Paul Getty quotes: People who don't respect money don't have any. People who don't respect money don't have any.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children. Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.
J. Paul Getty quotes: If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man. If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Money is like manure, you don't have to spread it around, you can just sell it to Potash Corp as fertilizer. Money is like manure, you don't have to spread it around, you can just sell it to Potash Corp as fertilizer.
J. Paul Getty quotes: During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures. During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
J. Paul Getty quotes: In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people. In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Men of means look at making money as a game which they love to play. Men of means look at making money as a game which they love to play.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection. There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I'd rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort. I'd rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.
J. Paul Getty quotes: My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There may be some substitute for hard facts, but if there is, I have no idea what it can be. There may be some substitute for hard facts, but if there is, I have no idea what it can be.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Build wealth as a by product of your business success. If wealth is your only objective in business, you will probably fail. Build wealth as a by product of your business success. If wealth is your only objective in business, you will probably fail.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Five wives can't all be wrong. Five wives can't all be wrong.
J. Paul Getty quotes: The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep
J. Paul Getty quotes: There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension. There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation. Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it. Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.
J. Paul Getty quotes: What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career. What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.
J. Paul Getty quotes: A man can fail, but he isn't a failure until he blames someone else. A man can fail, but he isn't a failure until he blames someone else.
J. Paul Getty quotes: You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.
J. Paul Getty quotes: How does one measure the success of a museum? How does one measure the success of a museum?
J. Paul Getty quotes: Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty quotes: My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing. My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing.
J. Paul Getty quotes: In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist. I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
J. Paul Getty quotes: You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift. You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.
J. Paul Getty quotes: To build wealth today, you must be in your own business. To build wealth today, you must be in your own business.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity. I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I have no complex about wealth. I have worked very hard for my money; producing things people need. I have no complex about wealth. I have worked very hard for my money; producing things people need.
J. Paul Getty quotes: In my opinion, an individual without any love of the arts cannot be considered completely civilized. In my opinion, an individual without any love of the arts cannot be considered completely civilized.
J. Paul Getty quotes: A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature. A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
J. Paul Getty quotes: To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I would rather receive one percent of the income of 100 men, than 100% of the income of one man. I would rather receive one percent of the income of 100 men, than 100% of the income of one man.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I find all this money a considerable burden. I find all this money a considerable burden.
J. Paul Getty quotes: The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Patience; this is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves. Patience; this is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.
J. Paul Getty quotes: 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. 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.
J. Paul Getty quotes: If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves.
J. Paul Getty quotes: The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations. The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock. Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock.
J. Paul Getty quotes: You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth. You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I can afford to say what I wish. I can afford to say what I wish.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue. I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own. There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own.
J. Paul Getty quotes: I've never been one to bet on the weather. I've never been one to bet on the weather.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there. Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.
J. Paul Getty quotes: My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see. My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
J. Paul Getty quotes: There are no safeguards that can protect the emotional investor from himself. There are no safeguards that can protect the emotional investor from himself.
J. Paul Getty quotes: My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols. My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Some people find oil. Others don't. Some people find oil. Others don't.
J. Paul Getty quotes: You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out. You must learn to thrive on stress. You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out. You must learn to thrive on stress.
J. Paul Getty quotes: Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience. Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
J. Paul Getty quotes: No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty quotes: A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if you are a business failure, A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if you are a business failure,
J. Paul Getty quotes: The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services. The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.