"The employer generally gets the employees he deserves."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."J. Paul Getty on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."J. Paul Getty on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."J. Paul Getty on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."J. Paul Getty on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."J. Paul Getty on Colin Powell
"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."