"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."J. Paul Getty on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."J. Paul Getty on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."J. Paul Getty on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."J. Paul Getty on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."J. Paul Getty on Mark Twain
"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."
"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."
"I buy when other people are selling."
"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist."
"To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business."