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Henry Kravis Quotes and Sayings

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But once you buy a company, you are married.
You are married to that company.
- Henry Kravis

You only have one thing to sell in life,
and that's yourself.
- Henry Kravis

Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company,
congratulate us when we sell it.
Because any fool can overpay and buy a company,
as long as money will last to buy it.
- Henry Kravis

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing.
You can't buy it.
You can have all the money in the world,
but if you are not a moral and ethical person,
you really have nothing.
- Henry Kravis

 

I always like to refer managers in corporate America
as the renters of the corporate assets,
not the owners.
- Henry Kravis

One, I love the creativity.
I love the ability to create a capital structure that
is appropriate for a company,
no matter what field it happens to be in.
- Henry Kravis

The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today,
is that everything is thought of in quarters.
- Henry Kravis

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If you have something at risk, you think differently.
- Henry Kravis

As I said there is nothing wrong with failing.
Pick yourself up and try it again.
You never are going to know how good you really are
until you go out and face failure.
- Henry Kravis

I've been in a hurry all my life.
I've been in a hurry to succeed, and in a hurry to prove myself.
- Henry Kravis

It's not just buying the company.
Sure, we picked the right companies,
and we picked the right management and,
most importantly, we've given them the right incentive to perform.
- Henry Kravis

I want people who will stand up to me.
People who are not afraid to say exactly what's on their minds,
even though that's probably not what I want to hear.
That's what I want.
- Henry Kravis

It's one of the most important things at the end of the day,
being able to say no to an investment.
- Henry Kravis

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation,
as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation,
then the building won't crumble.
- Henry Kravis

If we can just take a few companies,
and use those as models,
as examples, to show the rest of corporate America
how they can become more competitive,
that's what I'd like to do and that's what I hope to do.
- Henry Kravis

I thought at the time that I wanted to go into institutional sales,
selling stocks and bonds to institutions.
In those days, which was the 1960s, the institutional
salesman was making about $100,000 a year.
I thought that was just an enormous amount of money.
- Henry Kravis

I love the ability to work with very good managers,
and to provide the right incentives for them,
and truly become a partner with that management,
and make that management take a long view.
- Henry Kravis

I have, in my partner George Roberts,
a person who is the most wonderful man in the world to me.
He's like a brother to me.
Creating with him, being side by side with him,
in whatever we try to do, is a real pleasure to me.
- Henry Kravis

I was an economics major in college,
and every summer after school,
I would drive my car from California,
from Claremont men's college at the time,
to New York.
And I worked on Wall Street.
- Henry Kravis

So I picked a field where I had a little exposure.
Where I thought I could have an enormous challenge,
and have a chance to really do some good,
to be a pioneer in an area, and not just be like everyone else.
- Henry Kravis

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin


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