I'd rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.

— J. Paul Getty

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


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.


A man can fail, but he isn't a failure until he blames someone else.


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.


Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.


If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.

If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.


You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out.

You must learn to thrive on stress.


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.


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


About J. Paul Getty

Quotes 57 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Once you have made it, you will understand that any business is limited in the challenges it offers. You will want and need other games to play, so you will look for other ventures to hold your interest.


If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves.


Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.


Each [of my wives] was jealous and resentful of my preoccupation with business.

Yet none showed any visible aversion to sharing in the proceeds.


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.


To build wealth today, you must be in your own business.


You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money.

Risk taking is essential to business growth.


Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.


Money is like manure, you don't have to spread it around, you can just sell it to Potash Corp as fertilizer.


No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.


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


The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavour. The beauty endures. A work of art lives...through the generations and centuries.


Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.


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


I buy when other people are selling.


In my opinion, an individual without any love of the arts cannot be considered completely civilized.


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.


In business, as in politics, it is never easy to go against the beliefs and attitudes held by the majority. The businessman who moves counter to the tide of prevailing opinion must expect to be obstructed, derided and damned.


I have no complex about wealth. I have worked very hard for my money; producing things people need.


....remember, a billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be.


I would rather receive one percent of the income of 100 men, than 100% of the income of one man.


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.


Build wealth as a by product of your business success.

If wealth is your only objective in business, you will probably fail.


People who don't respect money don't have any.


...Americans...automatically equate dissension with disloyalty. They view any criticism of our existing social, economic, and political forms, as sedition and subversion. ...(" The growing reluctance of Americans to criticize, and their increasing tendency to condemn those who, in ever dwindling numbers, will still voice dissent") is disturbing, deplorable, and truly dangerous.


Some people find oil. Others don't.


I find all this money a considerable burden.


Some of our newspapers and magazines are more concerned with the welfare of their advertisers than they are with the dissemination of news and the discussion of matters of lasting importance. ...Radio, television, motion pictures, popular books - all contribute...to...the stifling of dissent on all but the most banal levels. ...a renunciation of the most basic and precious of democratic principles.


Age doesn't matter, unless you are cheese.


The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep