50 Best Charles M. Schwab Quotes on Business

Charles Michael Schwab was a steel mogul in the United States.

Under his able leadership, Bethlehem Steel grew to become the second-largest steel producer in the United States, as well as one of the world’s most significant heavy manufacturers.

I have made a list of the top quotes from Charles M. Schwab for you.

Best Charles M. Schwab Quotes


“Work hard. Hard work is the best investment a man can make.” ~ (Charles M. Schwab).


“The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Good morning! Remember: A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“The real test of business greatness is in giving opportunity to others.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Bare hands grip success better than kid gloves.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Nothing is more fatal to success than taking one’s job as a matter of course.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“The man who fails to give fair service during the hours for which he is paid is dishonest. The man who is not willing to give more than this is foolish.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

Top Charles Schwab Quotes

“In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, 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 Schwab).


“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 Schwab).


“Many of us think of salespeople as people travelling around with sample kits. Instead, we are all salesman, every day of our lives.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“Everyone’s got it in him, if he’ll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“I thought and dreamed of nothing else but the steel works.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“If you must be a glutton, be a glutton for work.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“One of the most successful men I have known never carried a watch until he began to earn ten thousand dollars a year.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“The man who has done his best has done everything. The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“I have always felt that the surest way to qualify for the job just ahead is to work a little harder than anyone else on the job one is holding down.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

Famous Charles Schwab Quotes

“The captains of industry are not hunting money. America is heavy with it. They are seeking brains – specialized brains – and faithful, loyal service. Brains are needed to carry out the plans of those who furnish the capital.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“When you go into your customary barber shop, you will wait for the man who gives you a little better shave, a little trimmer hair-cut. Business leaders are looking for the same things in their offices that you look for in the barber shop.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Looking to the future I see in the further acceleration of science continuous jobs for our workers. Science will cure unemployment.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“I disagreed with Carnegie’s ideas on how best to distribute his wealth. I spent mine!” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“A factory can be closed down, its chimneys smokeless, waiting for the worker to come back to his job, and all will be peaceful. But the moment workers are imported, and the striker sees his own place usurped, there is bound to be trouble.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“There is not a man in power at our Bethlehem steel works today who did not begin at the bottom and work his way up.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“Most talk about ‘super-geniuses’ is nonsense. I have found that when ‘stars’ drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business; the trailer seldom goes far.” ~ (Charles M. Schwab).

“All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Don’t be reluctant about putting on overalls!” ~ (Charles M. Schwab).

“The truth is that we have hitherto made no genuine effort to produce forged steel working parts of automobiles of the highest quality. That is one of the reasons why our automobiles have not ranked with those of foreign make.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

Popular Charles Schwab Quotes

“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 Schwab).

“The inventor, the man with a unique, specialized talent, is the only real super-genius. But he is so rare that he needs no consideration.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“I am sure that few successful men are so-called “natural geniuses.’” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“You can never really get away – you can only take yourself somewhere else.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“It may be in seemingly unimportant things that a man expresses his passion for perfection, yet they will count heavily in the long run.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“American industry is spilling over with men who started life even with the leaders, with brains just as big, with hands quite as capable. And yet one man emerges from the mass, rises sheer about his fellows; and the rest remain.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“The man who counts his hours and kicks about his salary is a self-elected failure.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“We have reached in this country an amazing degree of general prosperity, with American business on the whole no longer facing an uphill climb.” ~ (Charles Schwab).


“Spending creates more wealth for everybody.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“I have yet to hear an instance where misfortune hit a man because he worked overtime. I know lots of instances where it hit men who did not.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

Inspiring Charles Schwab Quotes

“Young men may enjoy dropping their work at five or six o’clock and slipping into a dress suit for an evening of pleasure; but the habit has certain drawbacks.”  Charles M. Schwab.


“For my own part I am more interested in my work than its mere money value.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“If more persons would get so enthused over their day’s work that someone would have to remind them to go out to lunch there would be more happiness in the world and less indigestion.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“Don’t be afraid of imperilling your health by giving a few extra hours to the company that pays your salary!” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“You can tell a workingman you like him, but he knows whether you are sincere or not. You can’t make him believe you are interested in his welfare unless you are.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

“The thing that most people call ‘genius’ I do not believe in.” ~ (Charles Schwab).

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