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J. Paul Getty Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Success

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

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

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

 

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

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

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The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- 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

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

Oil is like a wild animal.
Whoever captures it has it.
- J. Paul Getty

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

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

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

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

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

The most important single ingredient in the formula
of success is knowing how to get along with people.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than
good fortune and and playing well in college.
- Dante Hall

The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated
as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
- Jimmy Greaves

I think "Hero" is not a real martial arts movie;
it is not about violence,
or formula.
- Jet Li

Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.
- Dirk Benedict

The formula is the star.
I couldn't work inside that formula.
- Dianne Wiest

We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges,
we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training,
and we added some formula funding.
- Roy Barnes

There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk
management of any sport and any industry in the world.
- Jackie Stewart

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered
is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.
- Tom Peters

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation,
but for life satisfaction.
- Arthur C. Brooks

The American formula things are out there but they
don't have any stories to tell -
we have all the stories to tell -
but they're all formula.
- Yahoo Serious

I try not to observe myself in the process of composing
a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula,
which I would then be unscrupulous in using.
- Thom Gunn

It is going to be special to drive in the Netherlands
because it means I can take part in a Formula One demonstration
in a country where I have a lot of family and friends.
- Nelson Piquet

I go to see grand prix every year, and I watch every race on TV for sure.
I probably go to three or four CART races and three
or four Formula One races.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age;
you take care of every day -
let the calendar take care of the years.
- Ed Wynn

My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film,
it's just because you can't really change the formula,
you can merely try to film it your way.
- Guy Hamilton

Labels don't mean anything to me.
I'm trying to play as passionately as I'm able to.
If they want to call that cool, that's fine.
Just spell the name right, is the formula.
- Lee Konitz

It's not as if there's a noise problem,
because they use the same circuits as Formula One.
- Barry Sheene

Fate is the endless chain of causation,
whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
- Citium Zeno

Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far.
I can't see any reason to change the formula now.
- Chris Van Allsburg

Well, I mean, Congress did originally set the formula for the state grants,
and they guaranteed every state a minimum formula.
So that was a congressional decision.
- Michael Chertoff

If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning,
it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know
it what does the formula teach me?
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

There isn't any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and
doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
- Aldous Huxley

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
- Maria Mitchell

There is no formula to it.
Writing every song is a little journey.
The first note has to lift you.
- Enya

If someone said to me that you can have three wishes,
my first would have been to get into racing,
my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
- Gilles Villeneuve

I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make.
- Javier Bardem

They say Formula One is a market which it can't be,
obviously.
Our market is independent, it's a sport.
- Bernie Ecclestone

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim:
doing formula without original elements.
- Piers Anthony

I try not to do anything by formula.
- Sean Lennon

And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent
films because you're not forced into a category or a formula.
- Terrence Howard

I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role.
I couldn't take their formula and bring what I had,
my humor, my ideas, and make it my own.
- Dianne Wiest

A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic
formula which could be applied universally.
- Stephen Gardiner

I take it that what all men are really after is some
form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
- Joseph Conrad

For the myth is the foundation of life;
it is the timeless schema,
the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces
its traits out of the unconscious.
- Thomas Mann

And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.
- Murray Walker

As far as advice to potential teenage idols,
there is no formula.
- Bobby Sherman

We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children,
that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board.
- Jada Pinkett Smith

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen

I don't buy into any of that hogwash.
They put that out to sell tickets.
It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama
formula of good versus evil,
and lots of fear.
- Margot Kidder

It's always been my formula to get the next picture
set up before anyone's seen the last one.
- Alan Rudolph

IF is a very long word in Formula One;
in fact,
IF is F1 spelled backwards.
- Murray Walker

Under each formula lies a corpse.
- Emile M. Cioran

Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you.
- George Shearing

Everything in Formula 1 has been sterilised now,
the whole thing is controlled too much.
- Nigel Mansell

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and
poetry to define beauty in the abstract,
to express it in the most general terms,
to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater


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