"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Sanford I. Weill on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Sanford I. Weill on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Sanford I. Weill on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Sanford I. Weill on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Sanford I. Weill on Henry David Thoreau
"I think we are a product of all our experiences."
"I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family."
"So it's the kind of business where you can't wait to get up in the morning and read the papers, or listen to what's on the news, and you know, how the world's going to change."
"One of the people that I respect the most now, a person I think has done a heck of a lot for this world as a leader, is Margaret Thatcher. She helped create a world that offers us a lot of excitement as we look to the next century."
"I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me."