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35 Inspirational Jean Paul Getty Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Jean Paul Getty Quotes On Success

Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist, he founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $2.1 billion (approximately $8.9 billion in 2016). At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion (approximately $8.4 billion in 2016). May his quotes inspire you to work hard and make your dreams a reality.

1. “To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.” Jean Paul Getty

2. “I would rather earn 1% of the effort of a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” Jean Paul Getty

3. “If you can actually count your money then you are not really a rich man.” Jean Paul Getty

4. “if you have no money, you always think about money. If you have money, you already think only about money.” Jean Paul Getty

5. “Seek advice on risk from the wealthy, who still take risks, not friends who dare nothing more than a football bet.” Jean Paul Getty

6. “I buy when other people are selling.” Jean Paul Getty

7. “Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.” Jean Paul Getty

8. “Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.” Jean Paul Getty

9. “If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” Jean Paul Getty

10. “The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep.” Jean Paul Getty

11. “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” Jean Paul Getty

12. “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” Jean Paul Getty

13. “Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing.” Jean Paul Getty

14. “The meek shall inherit the earth but not it’s mineral rights.” Jean Paul Getty

15. “Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.” Jean Paul Getty

16. “Age doesn’t matter unless you’re cheese.” Jean Paul Getty

17. “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.” Jean Paul Getty

18. “In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.” Jean Paul Getty

19. “The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.” Jean Paul Getty

20. “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” Jean Paul Getty

21. “You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.” Jean Paul Getty

22. “You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.” Jean Paul Getty

23. “Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.” Jean Paul Getty

24. “Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.” Jean Paul Getty

25. “There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.” Jean Paul Getty

26. “Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.” Jean Paul Getty

27. “I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.” Jean Paul Getty

28. “What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.” Jean Paul Getty

29. “The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.” Jean Paul Getty

30. “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.” Jean Paul Getty

31. “A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.” Jean Paul Getty

32. “My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing.” Jean Paul Getty

33. “I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.” Jean Paul Getty

34. “To become a billionaire, you need luck, knowledge, a great capacity to work and the main thing – the mentality of a billionaire.” Jean Paul Getty

35. “No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.” Jean Paul Getty

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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