Those who enter to buy, support me. Those who come to flatter, please me. Those who complain, teach me how I may please others so that more will come. Those only hurt me who are displeased but do not complain. They refuse me permission to correct my errors and thus improve my service.

— Marshall Field

The most uplifting Marshall Field quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.


Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.


Right or wrong, the customer is always right.


Beware of a misfit occupation. . . . Consider carefully your natural bent, whether for business or a profession.


I have tried to make all my acts and commercial moves the result of definite consideration and sound judgment. There were never any great ventures or risks. I practiced honest, slow-growing business methods, and tried to back them with energy and good system.


If a blending of individualism and of cooperative participation is a prerequisite to a democratic solution of the problems of a society of free men, it must also be noted that an atmosphere of freedom is required if these problems are to be met constructively and as they arise.


More things to remember: 7) The value of time;

8) The pleasure of working; 9) The obligation of duty; 10) The power of kindness; 11) The wisdom of economy; 12) The virtue of patience.


I was determined not to remain poor.


Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.


Give the lady what she wants!


The greatest good [a man] can do is to cultivate himself in order that he may be of greater use to humanity.


Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1.

The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating.


About Marshall Field

Quotes 15 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

Freedom of the press and also of speech, assembly, and worship can persist as social forms and legal guarantees, while at the same time their functional realities can be gradually slipping away.


To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way;

to do some things better than they were ever done before; to eliminate errors; to know both sides of the question; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for the love of work; to anticipate requirements; to develop resources; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection.

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