29 Conrad Hilton Quotes on Dreams, Success and Inspiration

Conrad Nicholson Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, was an American businessman.

We have compiled a list of the most famous quotes from Conrad Hilton for you.


Best Conrad Hilton Quotes

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To achieve big things you have to have big dreams. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To achieve big things you have to have big dreams. ~ Conrad Hilton.

No matter how late we worked into the night, I started the day on my knees. ~ Conrad Hilton.

If you want the dull, tame life, if you have no compelling dreams or head for achievement, stay on the ground, away from big business. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To accomplish big things, I am convinced you must first dream big dreams. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Success is never final; failure is never fatal. ~ Conrad Hilton.

I can think of no greater God-given responsibility we have than that of extending a helping hand to our fellow man. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To some degree, you control your life by controlling your time. ~ Conrad Hilton.

My mother had one answer, one cure, for everything. Prayer! ~ Conrad Hilton.

We earned every penny we got. ~ Conrad Hilton.

It always started with a dream. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To be haunted by past failures or satisfied with past successes is to arrest forward motion. ~ Conrad Hilton.

There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Remember to tuck the shower curtain inside the bathtub. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind. ~ Conrad Hilton.

There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute. ~ Conrad Hilton.

If you climb Mount Everest, no matter how carefully you plan, anything can happen. Your ice axe slips, your oxygen gives out. A concealed crevasse swallows you up. Well, that’s about the way it was building my first Hilton Hotel. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Dig for gold. It means utilization of every possible foot of space for the production of maximum income. ~ Conrad Hilton.

The buyer is entitled to a bargain. The seller is entitled to a profit. So there is a fine margin in between where the price is right. I have found this to be true to this day whether dealing in paper hats, winter underwear or hotels. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Be ever watchful for the opportunity to shelter little children with the umbrella of your charity; be generous to their schools, their hospitals, and their places of worship. For, as they must bear the burdens of our mistakes, so are they in their innocence the repositories of our hopes for the upward progress of humanity. ~ Conrad Hilton.

I wanted the largest hotel in the world. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Soap, water and elbow grease; those are the three ingredients for success in the hotel business. ~ Conrad Hilton.

I think intuition can be a form of answered prayer. You do the best you can – thinking, figuring, planning – and then you pray. ~ Conrad Hilton.

I learned that you don’t get anywhere by sitting comfortably in a chair. ~ Conrad Hilton.

Worrying has never solved anything yet. Prayer, thought, action – yes. Just worrying, no! ~ Conrad Hilton.

When you start planting acorns, the full-fledged oak may take years. And I was beginning to learn what all gardeners must know – patience. ~ Conrad Hilton.

The man who wins is the average man, not built on any particular plan; Not blessed with any particular luck. ~ Conrad Hilton.

To see a seed flower, it has to be planted. ~ Conrad Hilton.


Biography of Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton was an American hotelier who founded the Hilton Hotel chain.

He was born in the late 1800s to a hardworking father who operated a general store and a religious mother.

He put lot of emphasis on hard work and labor from his early life.

He wanted to become a banker, however he later changed his mind after witnessing lots of people that were entering and exiting the hotel where he was seated.

He then decided to buy the hotel and purchased it. Within a year he was able to get back his investment.

Later on, he went on to buy seven more hotels after that, and almost bankrupting himself due to the start of the Great Depression.

He however continued to persist and as the depression period got over, he proceeded to expand his chain of hotels.

His hotel network included 188 hotels in 38 locations across the country and 54 hotels overseas by the time he retired.

“Be My Guest”, his book, was published and is well-known among hoteliers across the world.

Hilton died of natural causes in 1979, at the age of 91. Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, Texas is where he is buried.


Facts about Conrad Hilton

  • Conrad’s father, who ran a general store in Socorro, New Mexico, instilled in him an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • In 1939, he developed his first hotel outside of Texas in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • His was the world’s first hotel chain.
  • Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton’s great grandfather is Conrad Hilton.

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