J. Paul Getty

1892 - 1976

A Quote by J. Paul Getty on business, success, time, and work

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.

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on money

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

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on people

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I buy when other people are selling.

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on bankers and problems

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 (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on achievement, business, and success

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

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on effort and men

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

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on money

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

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on business and uncertainty

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

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on people and success

J. Paul Getty sent the following to a magazine requesting a short article explaining his success: "Some people find oil. Others don't."

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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