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35 Inspirational Charles R. Schwab Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Charles R. Schwab Quotes On Success

Charles Robert Schwab is an American investor and financial executive. He is the founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation. He pioneered discount sales of equity securities starting in 1975. His company became by far the largest discount securities dealer in the United States. He retired as CEO in 2008, but remains chairman and is the largest shareholder. May these Charles R. Schwab Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You’ve always got to think about having some fixed income in your portfolio as well as equities.” Charles R. Schwab

2. “Sometimes my mistake has been hesitancy about acting on the decisions I’ve made. When’s the best time to invest? It’s today, not tomorrow.” Charles R. Schwab

3. “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.” Charles R. Schwab

4. “Kindness is more powerful than compulsion.” Charles R. Schwab

5. “You’ve got to take the road you need to take, and only you can make that calculation. Not your dad, not your friend. You have to take it if you feel it instinctively.” Charles R. Schwab

6. “Passion is the great slayer of adversity. Focus on strengths and what you enjoy.” Charles R. Schwab

7. “If there’s not enough money in the bank account, you don’t spend it.” Charles R. Schwab

8. “Just because a stock is down doesn’t mean it’s a great buy.” Charles R. Schwab

9. “Many times I can see a solution to something differently and quicker than other people. I see the end zone and say ‘This is where I want to go.'” Charles R. Schwab

10. “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” Charles R. Schwab

11. “The way to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel.” Charles R. Schwab

12. “I remember very vividly – I wrote about it in one of my books – my first IRA. I contributed $2,000 every year, and in 21 years, the funds in that IRA account grew to $260,000. Seems like sort of a miracle, but it happened.” Charles R. Schwab

13. “You want banks to take some risk, but intelligent risk.” Charles R. Schwab

14. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.” Charles R. Schwab

15. “When I was 14, I did all kinds of different odd jobs. I had a chicken farm, had an ice cream operation in the summertime, worked as a caddy; all things to make money and save money. Save money in order to invest – that was the first step, though I never really accumulated very much because of other demands like bicycles and things like that.” Charles R. Schwab

16. “When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.” Charles R. Schwab

17. “I grew up in an era when money was not readily available. We were into the post-Depression years and World War II.” Charles R. Schwab

18. “I never knew the word ‘billion’ when I was a kid.” Charles R. Schwab

19. “I did as much as I could: raising chickens, pushing an ice-cream cart, bagging walnuts, driving a tractor on a beet farm, working on the railroad. I think this eclectic career helped me a lot in life.” Charles R. Schwab

20. “I was about thirteen when I started thinking about the stock market. My dad helped me a little bit. I’d see it in the ‘Santa Barbara News-Press.’ These prices would change every day – what was that all about?” Charles R. Schwab

21. “The best place to succeed is where you are with what you’ve got.” Charles R. Schwab

22. “I use the word ‘passion‘ a lot when I talk to young people. In every pursuit I’ve been on, I’ve had a lot of passion behind it. It continues to motivate me every day on what I like to do and where I’m going.” Charles R. Schwab

23. “For as little as a thousand dollars, you can open an account at Schwab. I mean, it’s not a big barrier to entry.” Charles R. Schwab

24. “We are all salesmen every day of our lives. We are selling our ideas, our plans, our enthusiasms to those with whom we come in contact.” Charles R. Schwab

25. “I have probably purchased fifty ‘hot tips’ in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.” Charles R. Schwab

26. “I am like a chief. I like to taste the food. If it tastes bad, I don’t serve it. I’m constantly monitoring what we do, and I’m always looking for better ways we can provide financial services, ways that would make me happy if I were a client.” Charles R. Schwab

27. “On the personal side, family is really important to me. I have a big family – five kids and 12 grandkids – so keeping that going is wonderful. And I do a lot of philanthropy. I’m chairman of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.” Charles R. Schwab

28. “As a young analyst just out of Stanford business school in the 1960s, I got to really understand what growth was about. Back then, you had to ask a customer to pay some money. That was the most important thing in getting a company off the ground.” Charles R. Schwab

29. “The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.” Charles R. Schwab

30. “I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” Charles R. Schwab

31. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I have yet to find a person, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism.” Charles R. Schwab

32. “I bought all the books, but I probably knew on the first day that law school wasn’t for me. I didn’t give up until about ten days. I don’t think I really told my father. I really didn’t like my father knowing my things were not successful.” Charles R. Schwab

33. “I did all kinds of things as a young person to try to make money. I had a chicken operation – I sold chickens. I can remember going to high school football games as a ten-year-old and gathering Coca-Cola bottles, ’cause you’d turn them in and get a nickel. I wanted not to remain idle.” Charles R. Schwab

34. “Don’t limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded.” Charles R. Schwab

35. “Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.” Charles R. Schwab

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