J. Paul Getty Quotes

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Born: December 15, 1892, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Sutton Place, Surrey, June 6, 1976
Occupation: Organization founder

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

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?
- J. Paul Getty

I buy when other people are selling.
- J. Paul Getty

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

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

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
- J. Paul Getty

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
- J. Paul Getty

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
- J. Paul Getty

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

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

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.
- J. Paul Getty

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
- J. Paul Getty

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

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

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

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